No accidents vehicle. Apple Carplay/Android, heated steering wheel, heated front seats, heated side view mirrors, backup camera, pre-collision system, lane change assist, driver attention alert, alloys, blindspot detection, rear traffic cross alert, wireless charger, rear seat climate ventilation, LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, tire pressure monitoring system and the list continues. Rental fleet. Introduced back in the 2010 model year, the Kia Forte was originally aimed at young buyers seeking a stylish and affordable compact car. The redesigned 2019 Kia Forte continues that mission, but it's no longer just an alternative to the establishment. This Forte is a desirable car in its own right thanks to a sharp design, engaging performance, and plenty of technology and safety features for the money. Edmunds say: Driving The Forte is ultimately a middle-of-the-road performer. Kia has done a good job making the relatively low-power engine feel stronger than its numbers suggest. In routine driving, the Forte feels confident enough. But start to push it and the Forte simply can't keep pace with top rivals. Acceleration The Forte feels adequately punchy around town and accelerates well at freeway speeds. It can keep pace with turbocharged competitors, but its CVT automatic is unrefined in its power delivery. Our as-tested 0-60 mph time of 8.7 seconds is middle of the road for the class. Braking The brake pedal is solid and responsive, especially as you dig down for stronger braking. Its linear response instills confidence even in emergency situations. We measured a 60-0 mph panic-stop distance of 120 feet, which is right up there with the best in the class. Steering The on-center feel is vague, but the Forte tracks well on long freeway drives. Steering weight builds rapidly, suggesting a sportiness that's at odds with the rest of the car's dynamics. There's no real feedback from the front wheels, but steering is precise enough that there's no issue for routine driving. Handling The Forte corners relatively flatly and feels stable at moderate speeds. Its torsion-beam rear suspension is upset by midcorner bumps in quicker driving, and its overbearing stability control system further discourages you to have fun along a twisty road. Past a certain point, its dynamics are unrewarding. Drivability Kia's CVT automatic generally works well but at times feels unpolished. It delivers power promptly when commanded, avoiding a rubber-band sensation, but is too eager to drop revs when you ease off the throttle slightly. This characteristic can make for a surging power delivery, especially in sporty driving. Honda's CVT is better. Comfort The supportive seats, quiet cabin, and straightforward climate controls are the highlights. The Forte has a stiffer and less refined ride compared to some competitors, but otherwise this car scores well for comfort. Seat comfort The bottom seat cushions are a bit flat, but they can be inclined, which helps. The seatback is contoured nicely and there's just enough padding for long-distance comfort. We appreciate the relatively soft and unobtrusive headrests, which might be the most comfortable spot to rest your dome in the whole class. Ride comfort The Forte's ride is on the stiffer side. However, it doesn't feel busy over rough paving or shallow imperfections. Where it stumbles is in smoothing out larger bumps. The rear suspension in particular is especially troubled by uneven bumps. Noise & vibration On the whole, the Forte is quieter than many other cars in the class. There's some wind and traffic noise that comes in through the doors, but it's not overwhelming. Road noise is handled well. Poor surfaces can create intrusive road noise, but on the whole noise is less of an issue than for quite a few cars in the class. Climate control The dual-zone system is easy to set to your liking, and it manages temperature nicely when left to its own devices. The rear seat vent is a nice touch. It's great to see .....Read Less
No accidents vehicle. Apple Carplay/Android, heated steering wheel, heated front seats, heated side view mirrors, backup camera, pre-collision system, lane change assist, driver attention alert, alloys, blindspot detection, rear traffic cross alert, wireless charger, re.....Read More
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