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2024 Kia Forte

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Overall Score 70
55 Lowest
Rated
85 Highest
Rated
 
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Road Test Results

Overall

 

71 / 100

Acceleration

 

4 / 5

Transmission

 

4 / 5

Braking

 

4 / 5

Emergency Handling

 

4 / 5

Fuel Economy

 

5 / 5

Ride

 

2 / 5

Noise

 

2 / 5

Usability

 

5 / 5

Owner Reports

Predicted Reliability

 

4 / 5

Predicted Owner Satisfaction

 

1 / 5

Highs

  • Controls
  • Fuel economy

Lows

  • Ride
  • Noise
  • Seat comfort
  • Fit and finish

Best Version to Get

All Fortes come standard with forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. The LXS trim strikes a decent balance of equipment level and price. It includes alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, and soft touch interior materials in some places.

Buyers should note that they have to get the GT-Line or GT trim to get power seats. These trims also bring optional heated and ventilated front seats, and a push-button start with keyless entry.

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