Exterior

Wheelbase 106.30 in.
Overall Length 179.50 in.
Overall Height 56.30 in.
Ground Clearance 5.30 in.

Interior

Standard Seating 5
Front Headroom 39.10 in.
Front Legroom 42.20 in.
Front Shoulder Room 56.10 in.
Front Hip Room 53.80 in.
Rear Legroom 35.90 in.
Rear Shoulder Room 54.90 in.
Rear Hip Room 53.10 in.

Transmission

Transmission-short 6M
Transmission-long 6-Speed Manual

Suspension

Front Spring Type Coil
Front Suspension Ind
Rear Spring Type Coil
Rear Suspension Semi

Wheels

Wheelbase 106.30 in.

Tires

Tires 195/65R15
Turning Diameter 34.80 in.
Number Reviews 2
Average raiting 4.5
Forte Pro
2016-11-15 22:14

Bought a 2010 Forte LX (5 speeds manual) back in 2010. 160K miles later, I had to trade it in for a 2017 Forte LX (manual 6 speeds). What an improvement ! First of all, not one problem, itch or snooze on my previous Kia. Never opened the hood. All oil changes done by professionals. I already had great mpg, but this new one ? Even better. Manual says 32 city/39 Highway. I get 41 city/45 Highway. Of course, my commute (120 miles per day - 20% city and 80% Thruway) is pretty much on flat road (no hills) and the temperatures are constantly over 40 degrees. Good dry conditions. Speed of 70-75 mph when Tach read 2,750 rpm. this cars purrs and swallows the miles one by one. Comfort is what you can expect from a "small" car. Everything being new, you need some time to get used to it, or for the car to get used to you. Now, odd enough, no spare tire nor donut in the back trunk. Just some kind of fix-your-flat-yourself-kit with a plug-in pump (and patch?), enough for 50 miles to get to a station (?).The dash boards illuminates nicely and I still have not figured out why the outside temperature reading starts flashing when it get under 40 degrees Farenheit. Acceleration is nice, although there seem to be a soft spot when starting in 1st gear which obliges you to push and reach 4,000 rpm or shift into second very quickly. The sound is definitely not premium. Automatic windows is a nice upgrade from my previous Kia and the electronic lock/unlock is also a nice addition. I hope to have it last a long time. From previous experience, it will.

Average raiting - 4
comfort: 4    interior: 5    performance: 5    reliability: 5    safety: 5    technology: 4    value: 5   
Chris
2016-11-15 17:40

The car is more then i could ask for my wife and daughter loves it great on gas and a incredible ride and lots of room

Average raiting - 5
comfort: 5    interior:     performance: 5    reliability:     safety:     technology: 5    value:    

Cost

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$13,056 $14,906 $16,756