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2018 Kia Forte5

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Kia Forte5 highlights

Customer reviews

(not yet rated)

RepairPal reliability rating

4.5 out of 5

Mileage (EPA estimate)

25 city, 30 highway, 27 combined

Pricing for current inventory

From $14,998 - $19,998*

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New for 2018

  • Forte5 trims have been upgraded with Navigation System as standard equipment this year.

Explore Kia Forte5 details

EX 2WD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Remote Start
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive type

2WD

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

147

Torque (ft-lbs)

132

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

13.2

Wheelbase

106.3"

Overall length

171.3"

Width

70.1"

Height

57.1"

Leg room

F 42.2"/R 35.9"

Head room

F 39.4"/R 38.7"

Front tires

P215/45HR17

Rear tires

P215/45HR17

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

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RepairPal reliability rating

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RepairPal gave the Kia Forte5 an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Kia Forte5 8th out of 44 among Compact Cars.

Cost

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Kia Forte5 is $526, compared to an average of $482 for Compact Cars and $619 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

Frequency

According to RepairPal, Kia Forte5 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.4 times per year, compared to an average of 1.0 times for Compact Cars and 1.4 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

Severity

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 7% for the Kia Forte5, compared to an average of 10% for Compact Cars and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

2018 Kia Forte5 trims

LX:

  • 147-hp, 132-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Satellite Radio Ready

EX:

  • Includes all features available on the LX
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Smart Key
  • Power Seats
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Apple CarPlay
  • View our Kia Forte5 EX inventory

SX:

  • Includes all features available on the EX
  • 201-hp, 195-lb-ft of torque 1.6L
  • Sunroofs
  • Memory Seats
  • A/C Seats
  • Manual Transmission
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Navigation System
  • View our Kia Forte5 SX inventory

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