2011 Kia ForteTater tot - Sacramento , CA06/23/2012
This car was my first car, a little pricey but its been my dream car and worth the money. The safety of this car is remarkable, the car is reliable, has many features including and AUX hook up and ECO button. The look is sporty and the car is very roomy in the back and the trunk. This car is amazing! And has everything you need in a standard car. I love it!
Great fuel efficicient car!
2014 Kia ForteNiki Despain - Draper, UT11/06/2015
I would recommend this car to someone looking for a fuel efficient, comfortable everyday vehicle. The car has great tech features, gas mileage, and style. It is a little small and I would not recommend it to someone looking to transport children in car seats.
Forte SX Koup - A great choice
2010 Kia ForteBit - Northern Virginia04/09/2011
I did tons of research into various coupes, and the Kia Forte Koup cannot be beaten for the features offered at the price. With leather, sunroof, ample horsepower for navigating busy highways, a great warranty, and 9 more foot-pounds of torque than the Civic SI, I was hard-pressed to find a better car in my price range.
While other competitors may have more aggressive body styles, the Forte Koup's sleek lines and mild exhaust note speak more of a European car than an Asian sports compact. The interior keeps up this message, with a compact instrument cluster and crisp buttons and switches. Chrome is kept to a minimum, replaced by hard black plastics.
The cabin is fairly roomy, but be aware that taller people may have to recline a bit if you get a sunroof. I have a very forward sitting position and I find my head grazing the roof sometimes, and I'm only 5'11".
Another word to the wise: the suspension on the SX version is very firm, and you will feel every bump in the road. I personally prefer this, as the firm suspension means very little body roll on turns, but some people would rather have a smooth ride and deal with being smashed into their doors on exit ramps.
I've owned my SX for 2 weeks now and am extremely pleased. I find it's the perfect balance of performance, comfort and price for me. During my car search I also tested true sports cars such as the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, and I found that the SX is nearly the same car for half the price.
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