2013 KIA Forte

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$5,995
$2,408
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123,100 Miles
18,118
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 123100
Color: Red
Body Style: Sedan
Trim Level: EX
Doors: 4
Transmission: 6-speed Automatic
Engine Type: 2L DOHC MPI THETA II
Drive Train: Unknown
Fuel: Gasoline
Location: Fremont, CA

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Option & Equipment

Steel Wheels
Bluetooth

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[!@@Additional Info@@!]Grille Color - Black, Window Trim - Black, Turns Lock-To-Lock - 2.90, Floor Mat Material - Carpet, Floor Material - Carpet, Floor Mats - Front, Front Air Conditioning, Front Air Conditioning Zones - Single, Shift Knob Trim - Urethane, Interior Accents - Chrome, Armrests - Rear Folding, Rear Vents - Second Row, Assist Handle - Front, Assist Handle - Rear, Center Console - Front Console With Armrest And Storage, Cruise Control, Cupholders - Front, Multi-Function Remote - Keyless Entry, Multi-Function Remote - Trunk Release, Power Steering, Retained Accessory Power, Steering Wheel - Tilt And Telescopic, Storage - Accessory Hook, Storage - Door Pockets, Storage - Sunglasses Holder, Power Outlet(S) - Two 12v Front, Vanity Mirrors - Dual Illuminating, Multi-Function Remote - Fuel Filler Door Release, Multi-Function Remote - Panic Alarm, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Cruise Control, Reading Lights - Front, One-Touch Windows - 1, Power Windows - Lockout Button, Rearview Mirror - Manual Day/Night, Abs - 4-Wheel, Braking Assist, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Front Brake Diameter - 11.0, Front Suspension Classification - Independent, Rear Brake Diameter - 10.3, Rear Suspension Classification - Semi-Independent, Stability Control, Traction Control, Hill Holder Control, Front Shock Type - Gas, Front Spring Type - Coil, Front Suspension Type - Lower Control Arms, Rear Shock Type - Gas, Rear Spring Type - Coil, Rear Suspension Type - Torsion Beam, Front Struts - Macpherson, Axle Ratio - 2.89, Front Brake Type - Ventilated Disc, Rear Brake Type - Disc, Antenna Type - Diversity, Antenna Type - Mast, Auxiliary Audio Input - Jack, Auxiliary Audio Input - Mp3, Auxiliary Audio Input - Usb, Clock, Fuel Economy Display - Mpg, Fuel Economy Display - Range, In-Dash Cd - Single Disc, Radio - Am/Fm, Satellite Radio - Siriusxm, Trip Odometer, Warnings And Reminders - Low Fuel Level, Auxiliary Audio Input - Bluetooth, Wireless Data Link - Bluetooth, In-Dash Cd - Mp3 Playback, Total Speakers - 6, Gauge - Tachometer, Warnings And Reminders - Tire Fill Alert, Headlights - Auto Off, Headlights - Auto On, Headlights - Halogen, Tire Type - All Season, Wheels - Alloy, Front Wipers - Variable Intermittent, Power Windows, Tinted Glass, Window Defogger - Rear, Active Head Restraints - Dual Front, Body Side Reinforcements - Side Impact Door Beams, Child Seat Anchors - Latch System, Crumple Zones - Front, Emergency Interior Trunk Release, Energy Absorbing Steering Column, Front Airbags - Dual, Power Door Locks, Side Airbags - Front, Side Curtain Airbags - Front, Anti-Theft System - Alarm, Airbag Deactivation - Occupant Sensing Passenger, Side Mirror Adjustments - Power, Side Mirror Adjustments - Power Folding, Side Mirrors - Heated, 2-Stage Unlocking Doors, Crumple Zones - Rear, Child Safety Door Locks, Front Seat Type - Bucket, Front Seatbelts - 3-Point, Seatbelt Pretensioners - Front, Upholstery - Cloth, Driver Seat Manual Adjustments - 6, Front Headrests - 2, Front Headrests - Adjustable, Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments, Rear Headrests - 3, Rear Headrests - Adjustable, Rear Seat Type - 60-40 Split Bench, Rear Seatbelts - 3-Point, Rear Seat Folding - Split, Seatbelt Warning Sensor - Front, Driver Seat Manual Adjustments - Height


Recalls & Defects

VIN KNAFU4A29D5730937 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

AIR BAGS: AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Kia Forte, Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Kia Optima and 2011-2012 Kia Optima Hybrid and Sedona vehicles. In the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (ACU) may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying.


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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
  Based on 15 reviews

First new car in 22 years!

5
Donald Phillips on 04/26/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

If you have a family, check the back seat comfort. I am single and have plenty of room in the front.

Great car for smooth flat roads Awsome MPG

4
Nicole on 12/01/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

I had this car a year and a half now and drove it on a 3 month cross country road trip by myself. This car gets excellent gas mileage 39 mpg on highway the lowest in the city was 22mpg but i think thats because the tires got a little low. This car has a lot of great features, bluetooth to sync with phone, usb and Aux inputs were great on long roadtrips to listen to flashdrive or another device, and cd player too, sat radio is available too. I loved all the controls on the steering wheel to control stereo, phone and cruise control. Loved all the storage space in front as well. The front and rear seats are comfortable, the headrests are adjustable in all directions which is nice. Im pretty tall so having a telescoping steering wheel is really nice to have less strain on body. The cons are the suspension, shocks or maybe the tires i am not sure what the cause is but can feel every single crack, bump and rough part of the road. Its ok if you live in the south where the roads are smooth and flat but once you get on roads it kind of rough on your body. The shocks were so bad that after exploring on some rough dirt roads that one of the heat shields broke on my trip. Also when i was in the mountains it seemed to have trouble going up steep hills maintain constant speed with cruise control and had to put the gas to the floor to get up some of them when people behind me seemed to want to go faster. The fan for the air conditioner heater is super loud but not as loud as the road noise when going on the highway add them both together and people cant barely hear ya when you try to make a call using bluetooth and you have to yell to talk with someone next to you. Overall this is a great car to get around town in or if you live where their is nice smooth roads!!! This car doesn't work for my lifestyle at the moment so im looking for an SUV with better socks, less noise, more cargo room, but i think i will have to sacrifice the excellent gas mileage of this Kia Forte has.

Perfect little car

5
Don Bambarger on 10/02/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Bought for my daughter out right out of college, she got to keep about a year and I took car from her. I love this car for my daily driver, bought her an Optima as I like this car a little better. You can't beat a Kia for the price and warranty, but they also are great cars!! I always bought American until I bought this Kia, l don't think I would own anything else now.

Honda/Acura Dreams on Kia Credit & Income

2.8
petitemeow on 05/17/2015

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

Very fun to drive! Was a lovely car at first, but now I have to turn my air off while on the interstate so it will move in traffics. Love the leather wrapped shift knob. Basically the seats are cheap uncomfy and hard, the interior materials are cheap too , the paint cheap and cheaper. I know it's supposed to be cheap but now it looks cheap and rides cheap. My radio and satellite radio keeps going out every 5 minutes. I'm paying more for this than I should but oh well better than being carless. The led signal lights on the side mirrors are cool. I've got 23,000 miles on it in its 2nd year and brakes and alignment and tired needed...too quick

Overpriced Cheap Money Pit

2.6
petitemeow on 01/19/2015

Performance: 2 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

I've had it for about 1.5 years...seemed like a lovely little deal with the XM radio, I got an ex...I was wrong about 1 yr in the amfm and satellite radio acquires signal every 5 or so minutes, the heat barely wants to work, the steering wheel looks horrible, the seats look horrible and the drivers seat sits like a hard church bench, it takes longer to stop running the ac and now it's starting to drink gas. Yes I've taken it in for service and had gas treatments...at first I was in love now I'm very unpleased and am stuck with it bc it's worth nothing, come to find out its not even that safe to drive...so when they wanted me to trade up to the new body style I was like no

Economical Car

4.6
smrast on 10/20/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I needed a car that got good gas and good value. I commute 160 miles a day (20 miles dirt road). Getting 31 MPG on average. This is my 4th Kia and one of the reasons of staying with them is the 100,000 warr. & all the options that are included with them. We drive our cars till they fall apart so the resale value means nothing.

Good car for my money

4.4
dreadnought on 07/21/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned my Forte for two years now. It has 17000 miles on it and we have driven it in all weather, all terrains, over much if the country without a problem. Ride is comfortable for class. I recently got 42.6 mpg on a trip from the northeast to Georgia and back , and The car usually averages about 36-38 highway, 28 local. Love the exterior staying for its classic, clean look.interior is bland, yes, but not junky, either. This is my second Kia, the first,a Sportage was a great car which I traded in at 80K to get better more economy, never gave me a problem. I trust this car will of as well.

Great car!

4.6
kevohyuh on 04/20/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Currently at 15,006 miles and loving it. I heard a lot of complaints about the gas mileage and I have to tell you.. I get 32 to 35 miles to the gallon easy and have nothing to complain about. The car looks great. Inside and out. I would suggest better stock speakers and a metal fuel door, but other than that, perfect little car for the money. Can't go wrong.

surprising gas mileage

4.4
my_forte on 05/12/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Since I was starting a new job that entailed a considerable commute, I needed a car with good gas mileage that didn't hurt the wallet too much. However, since I was going to be spending a considerable amount of time in the car, I wanted as many creature comforts as possible for a low price. The Kia Forte SX 2.4 litre does not sip fuel as well as the 2.0 litre, but I found that driving 100km/hour(legal speed limit here in Ontario), I could attain exactly the 6.2 litres/100km that was advertised...until my last fill-up. The odometer reached 9700 km and at 70-80km/hr while taking the scenic route home, the average consumption dipped to 5.1litres/100km. The 80km trip averaged 5.5litres/100km.

2013 Forte SX

4.5
justin53955 on 04/19/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my Forte since Sept of '12 and thus far I have to say my major gripes are the crappier than expected fuel mileage... a tire that buldged out on me that they wouldn't cover under the warranty "because I must have hit something to make it break", and the leather on the steering wheel is so soft that if you happen to get out of your car with your keys in your hand, it tends to scrape the leather on the wheel as you grab it to get out and tear it... so within the first month of having it, they had to totally replace my steering wheel. Ride gets a tad stiff after a couple hours of driving for a long ways but awesome style and love the features

The car is okay, but the gas mileage is not very good.

3
soxmamma on 01/29/2013

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I have had my Kia Forte Hatchback since September and have not been impressed by the gas mileage. Highway miles I have not gotten over 30 and city miles are only at 20-22. I do not drive the car hard or jack rabbit starts at the stoplight. Not impressed and would probably go with a Honda or Toyota with my next car.

Great Car, But Drinks Gas

3.8
tekwrek on 11/04/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

We are pleased with all of the features except the mileage. Based on Kia's specs and Edmunds city/highway mileage calculator we expected mileage of 30 to 32 mpg. (The specs said 34+, but you never get that mileage.) However, we are averaging 26-27 mpg for primarily highway driving. Kia should have included the Forte in its fuel economy rating correction program and should have included Forte owners in its Vehicle Owners Compensation program. We have written to the company and EPA about the omission.

Love my new Kia

4
paulestep on 10/20/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I recently purchased a 2012 Kia Forte EX. I absolutely love my car. It has plenty of pick-up, very quiet, great features and great gas mileage. Recently took it on a little road trip and was very impressed with how well it ran. It has more than enough room for my family of 4 and the trunk is large enough for our luggage plus my guitar.

why buy anything else!!!!!!!

5
bmorelock on 09/21/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best car i have ever owned. I work for ford and this car puts the ford focus to shame i will never buy another ford again

The Best deal for the Money!

5
belljackie on 07/22/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Phenominal!


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