2014 Kia Forte

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88,182 Miles
622
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 88182
Color: SILVER
Body Style: Sedan
Trim Level: LX
Doors: 4
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Fuel: GAS
Location: Woodstock, GA

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Steel Wheels
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Odometer is 3716 miles below market average! 10 Year/100,000 Warranty is only eligible on vehicles purchased with under 80,000 miles and less than 8 Model Years old. Carriage uses electronic market pricing data that is updated daily to ensure that prices are competitive and fair.[!@@Additional Info@@!]Transmission: 6-Speed Manual,4.33 Axle Ratio,Gas-pressurized shock absorbers,Black Side Windows Trim,Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster,Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip,Fully Galvanized Steel Panels,Trunk Rear Cargo Access,Window grid antenna,Manual Air Conditioning,Vinyl Door Trim Insert,Interior Trim -inc: Chrome Interior Accents,Urethane Gear Shifter Material,Driver and passenger visor vanity mirrors,Cargo Space Lights,Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins,Seats w/Cloth Back Material,Front center armrest,Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags,Airbag Occupancy Sensor,Gasoline Fuel,Power Steering,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Tires - Front All-Season,Heated Mirrors,Rear Defrost,Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers,Automatic Headlights,Passenger Vanity Mirror,Driver Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag,Rear Head Air Bag,Stability Control,Auxiliary Audio Input,ABS,Rear child safety locks,LOW TIRE PRESSURE WARNING,Side Impact Beams,2 12V DC power outlets,Analog Display,Outside Temp Gauge,Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit,Cargo Area Concealed Storage,Full Carpet Floor Covering,Day-night rearview mirror,Full Cloth Headliner,Driver foot rest,HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts,Rear cupholder,Front Cupholder,Variable intermittent wipers,Body-Colored Front Bumper,Spare Tire Mobility Kit,Tires: P195/65R15 -inc: low rolling resistance,Single stainless steel exhaust,Bluetooth Connection,MP3 Player,Power Windows,Cloth Seats,Child Safety Locks,Front Head Air Bag,Front Side Air Bag,Driver Vanity Mirror,Adjustable Steering Wheel,Bucket Seats,AM/FM Radio,Steel Wheels,Brake Assist,90 amp alternator,Streaming Audio,Radio w/Seek-Scan Clock and Speed Compensated Vol,Black grille w/chrome surround,Light tinted glass,Body-colored door handles,Clearcoat Paint,Wheels: 6.0J x 15 Steel w/Full Covers,4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS Front Vented Di,Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs,Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs,13.2 Gal. Fuel Tank,Electric Power-Assist Steering,Front Anti-Roll Bar,Front-wheel drive,Trip Computer,Steering Wheel Audio Controls,Traction Control,Passenger Air Bag Sensor,Tire Pressure Monitor,Air Conditioning,Remote Trunk Release,Rear Bench Seat,Pass-Through Rear Seat,CD Player,Intermittent Wipers,Power Mirror(s),Tires - Rear All-Season,Wheel Covers,Front Wheel Drive,Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags,Air filtration,Power Door Locks,Delayed Accessory Power,Fade-to-off interior lighting,Illuminated Glove Box,Manual tilt/telescoping steering column,driver seat,Engine: 1.8L I4 DOHC D-CVVT


Recalls & Defects

VIN KNAFK4A62E5138533 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2014 Kia Forte vehicles manufactured December 5, 2012, to April 17, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the cooling fan resistor may overheat and melt.


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Overall Rating
4.1
  Based on 21 reviews

Second-Hand Kia

4
Triarch225 on 09/26/2016

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: 4 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I wanted something a little better than my outgoing Altima Coupe (2008 2.5S) with CVT. I combed Autotrader and Cars.com for something under 11k that met my needs for efficiency and value for money. I mostly found Nissan Versa(s) and Hyundai Accent(s). The Versa(s) should be considered when all else fails on financing and the Hyundai Accent is actually pretty good if you just commute. I found my 2014 LX Forte with 36k miles at a local dealership, they were great in answering all my questions. I have a black LX sedan with the popular equipment package (cruise control, mainly). It is actually albeit better than my previous car. The A/C is great in this car, even on low settings, turns into a refrigerator for me. The 1.8 Nu MPI motor borrowed from Hyundai is very good in keeping with traffic and is quick enough for me. As of this review, I haven't had the car a week and have already seen improvements over the Altima. The cargo space is much better, with eight cupholders, better driving position, (7 out of 10) comfortable seating, and great ergonomics. The fuel economy has been great with 400+ miles per tank. The sound system is just okay, if you are playing CDs, however with Bluetooth audio, and aux/usb integration is just ok, as well. It has Nexen CP-671 tires, which are OEM, but do the job just nicely. They are smooth, cheap, and get the job done. The suspension is nice on good roads and coarse on terrible roads. The transmission (coming from a CVT for over eight years) is a welcome change. It is smooth going through gears 3-6, but in normal driving under 35 mph, it can a little bucky. Overall, a get car under $11k if you can properly find one.

Best car I've owned

5
R. Collis on 05/19/2016

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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

I've been a buy USA car guy since being a kid, well maybe a little older, but that all changed in late 2013. I took a chance and purchased my 2014 KIA Forte. The chance turned out to be the best decision I've ever made in a car purchase. The car has run flawless. I enjoy driving it more today than ever and not one thing except a low air pressure on one of the tires has appeared. The only thing I have had a problem with was and is the gas mileage. KIA stated at the time of purchase a higher mileage per gallon than what I got and still getting.

Starts off great but major water issues!

2
shanell on 04/04/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 2 Value Rating: 2

I have had this car for over 2 years now and the issue of water somehow leaking into the car from the trunk/back lights has become a major problem. Anytime it rains or you get the car washed you have to hope that the car and anything in your trunk isn't soaked inside. I have gone out to find puddles of water, wet back seats and trunk, and in the cold months frozen windows (from the inside). The back windows stopped working which I am sure is due to the water damage and I have seen condensation inside the dash board where the speedometer is as well as freezing in the ceiling lights. Heads up, the problem begins with windows that constantly fog and you'll probably dismiss it with bad defrosting but DO NOT be fooled! The gas mileage is great but the issues that come with this car are not worth it.

Frustrated Kia owner!!!

2
Pennie on 02/09/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 3

This car starts out cute, had it 2 yrs. now. Just found that there has been water running into the vehicle by way of trunk or back windshield. It's rains for a day and a half. I put something in my trunk and spotted a soaked trunk. I thought well I'll put in in the back seat , opened the door and put my bag on the back seat only to find that the back seat and floor were completed enfolded in water. Took the car to the dealer, there response was, well your warranty is out. The car is having electrical problems back windows won't open , apparently the water ruined them. The car has mold. They say , oh yes we are fixing there manufactures defect, not mine because it's out of warranty. WTF, this should be a recall due to defect! Won't stop this fight!!! This could cost more for repairs than the car is worth. Looking for help!!! Frustrated in North Carolina

Good car BUT overstated mpg

3
Paul on 02/01/2016

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

Kia Forte overall is a good car, but they overstate their mpg. I'm not getting near kia projected 29 mpg instead I'm getting 25 mpg while driving about 60% highway and doing it with a light foot. Kia and hyundai are getting poor mpg compare to other compact cars manufacturers, plus they recently got fine by the govt for overstating their mpg for their cars. Guess they haven't learn there lesson.

Love her when she's not being serviced

3
Corey on 09/25/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 3

Has been to dealer for several minor repairs. At 44k miles started having over heating issues. Cooling fan stopped working. Been at dealer a week. Not a major repair and the dealer is being very helpful but concerning that it needs these repairs at 44k miles!

This car is a lot of fun!

5
Jorge Munoz on 07/17/2015

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: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I've always owned Kia's and Hyundai's and have never had an issue and this car is no exception. our car is loaded with Bluetooth, satellite radio, rear back up camera and stereo controls on the steering wheel, making this car a fun and comfortable ride on roadtrips! we purchased this car for my wife in July of 2014 and now has 15k in it and have had NO PROBLEMS! i absolutely love it. Now i am in the market myself for a new car and after reading the reviews on the 2014 corolla, 2014 sentra SR, two of the cars i was considering buying, i realized the serious problems these two cars have with their trannys and or other critical components. So at this point i am happily going to stick to kia or hyundai. The only 2 issues i've had with my car so far are just minor interior issues. The car door seal seems like it shrunk with the heat (we live in arizona) and its coming out of place. the other problem is the passanger electric windows switch broke off... both of these issues are nothing compared to problems with the engine!

Never buy another

3.1
superdave99 on 05/26/2015

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

Bought this 2014 Kia Forte 5 new, Now has 15,xxx miles on it. We have had to the shop several times. Antifreeze fumes blowing out of dash vents 5 times, Had gas fumes out of dash vents twice, 3 times it smelled like a overcharged battery that has been boiling. Wife left one day for work and when I went to the garage to get in my old chevy truck the garage recked the battery smell. It burns your eyes and throat and nose. Getting ready to take back to the dealer again. If they wont trade us out of it. It will be going back again and again and again. Also been having issues with engine missing at a stop sign or light in gear.

Try it, You will buy it!

4.5
getreal66 on 04/21/2015

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

I own a 2014 Kia Forte LX with the upgraded package. I have owned a lot of 4 cylinder engines in my time but I am blown away by how well the 1.8L engine in the car responds. I have no issues getting on the highway or passing because the car gets up and moves. I am averaging 39mpg but I drive mostly highways. The 6 speed transmission shifts smooth, unlike some of the competitors! The handling is good but not awesome. I have owned 3 other Kia’s (Sedona, Rio & Spectra) and never had any issues with them. Kia had a rough start but they have really turned the quality & reliability around. I would recommend this car to anyone.

great gas milage and reliable

4.4
dsyharry on 12/17/2014

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

ive had my 2014 forte since july of 2013 gas mileage and reliability have been great so far and I have 20,600 miles clocked also the dealership has been great kia of Swansea mass.

Perfect car for commuting

5
won_yoon on 07/11/2014

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

I purchased my a completely redesigned 2014 Forte in October 2013. Now with 24k miles with it, I have no complain what so ever. It has an adequate power and great gas mileage. I get constantly 35 miles combined city and highway. I cannot imagine any better car for what I paid. I graduated from Honda Civics (3 previous generations) and have no regret. Every time I park my car and I smile at the car to see how good it looks from front.

Upgraded my 2011 Hatch to the 2014 Forte5

5
rabear on 04/25/2014

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 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Recently I decided to trade in my 2011 Forte EX hatchback on a 2014 Forte5. I got every conceivable option one can get. Wow, is all I can say. I loved our 2011 but this 2014 blows it away. Aside from having a lot more bells and whistles it is quieter, rides better and most significantly gets better gas mileage with same 2.0 engine. I am not talking about a modest increase but a big increase. I have run 7 tankfuls through it and my low was 30.1 and the high was 44.7 which was measured the old fashioned way, not by the computer.

Water leak in trunk compartment

1.4
thatguy47 on 04/21/2014

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

I am having the same issue as seen in this thread: http://www.forteforums.com/forums/noobie-questions-forum/39418-water-leak-trunk-compartment.html#post682049 The dealership couldn't figure out where the water was coming from and just dried out/cleaned my car without fixing anything. It appears to be coming from under the trunk liner and it is already starting to get more moisture/water just a few days after it was cleaned (only drove 10-15 miles since then). Brand new car bought in May 2013 that smells terrible even after the dealer removed the water and cleaned out the car. Hope this gets fixed the next time I bring it in...

LOVE the 2014 Forte!

5
mrsbaker on 04/01/2014

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

I purchased a Crimson Red 2014 Kia Forte with black interior and UVO eServices features in March 2014. I absolutely love this car (I'm getting the Super Polysteel coating added this week). It rides smooth and is very quiet. Myself, my husband and our two children fit in the vehicle comfortable (one infant carseat in back) and the trunk is very spacious. It has a lot of "get up and go" as my Mom would say. A compact, powerful, and stylish car for your money. I have fun driving it I know i'll love it for years to come.

Little things mean a lot

4.4
minaramsey on 02/17/2014

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

Have had the Forte EX w/Premium package since April 2013, and like it well enough. It will never be a car I love, and Kia has not won my brand loyalty with this model.

I Love my 2014 Forte Hatchback!!!

5
shandice on 01/17/2014

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

I had a Spectra 5 door and never thought I would enjoy another car as much as I did that one, but I was wrong. This car is awesome, lots of room for the family and lots of room in the back for shopping sprees. It is a quiet, smooth ride. Great radio and the heater warms up fast. Cant imagine ever driving anything but a Kia. You can' t beat the warranty either. I've gotten both of my Kia's from Moritz Kia in Ft Worth, they have treated me so well I will always buy from them. They go above and beyond to please the customer. I wanted to test drive one of their cars but had no ride to get to them, they brought the car to me and I was an hour away.

Love at First Ride

5
love4cars73 on 09/10/2013

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

I was looking for something with a great warranty AND something that had a classier look, I found both in the Forte. I got the EX model because I wanted something with a bit more kick. Its a smooth drive and its nimble I am able to weave in and out of traffic with a breeze. Overall I am COMPLETELY satisfied with my purchase.

2014 Kia Forte EX is a winner!

5
fedora1953 on 07/23/2013

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 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: Value Rating: 5

The new 2014 Kia Forte EX is leaps and bounds ahead of the previous models. Although it has the same 2.0L engine as the previous year, they switched to a GDI injection system which is gives better efficiency, upping it from 156 HP to 173 HP, yet manages the same MPG. If you leave it on the default ECO setting, it feels sluggish if you try to push it some. It's trying to save you gas. But if you turn ECO off, the sluggishness goes away, but so will your better mileage. The new Forte EX is quieter. It rides better. The new Forte has the Elantra chassis with the same wheelbase, and curb to curb radius. It has the same 6 speed transmission, but a more powerful engine. We have had our car serviced at the manufacturers required service points. It has not given us any problems at all. It has been very reliable. There are no squeaks or any other peculiar sounds in the cabin of the car. It is as quiet now as when I bought it. The interior is holding up well. It's been a great car.

so far so good

4.8
loebywon1 on 07/02/2013

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

went in memorial day to trade in my wife's 15 year old BMW328i(tired of sinking money into it) on an Optima because we liked the reviews, etc. She had difficulty judging it for parking, etc(she's tiny). Salesman suggested the 2014 Forte that just came out. She was able to handle it much more confidently with the large windshield. Didn't get a great deal but we bought it and love it so far.

Forte LX - nice surprise

4
eastkia55 on 05/19/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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

I have had this about 2 weeks so far, and still like it, no buyers remorse. I got the LX with Popular package because I wanted cruise control. Back in 2010 when I bought my Corolla, I had looked at Kia but some of the cars seemed cheap. The 14 Forte is a step up, with slightly bigger trunk and trunk opening than the 13, better seats (in my opinion), etc. I recommend it over the 13 even though you pay more. Wind noise okay, a little noiser than Elantra but a quieter than 13 Corolla or Sentra. Trunk opening (important for me cause I have big briefcases, boxes, etc) was better than Corolla, and I didn't have to bend down as much as Elantra. Sentra trunk & opening bigger and better though

2014 Kia Forte Nails It

4.8
lazyike on 05/07/2013

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

I've had this new 2014 Kia Forte for a month now, and so far it has exceeded all of my expectations. I was looking for a commuter car that got at least 30+ mpg, and at 6'8" and 260 lbs, I needed to be able to fit comfortably. I checked out the other brands in the segment (Carolla's, Cruze's, Civic's, Elantra's, and Focus) but in the end I felt like I got more bang for the buck out of the new Forte. I was actually leaning toward the Elantra until the newly redesigned Forte came out. Once I saw how spacious the cabin was, along with how loaded the EX model is, I was pretty much sold. The fact that I had so much room to be comfortable while sitting in it sealed the deal.


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