2019 Kia Forte is an Excellent Entry Car

The 2019 Kia Forte is an all-new version of the compact sedan that’s really set a new bar for the segment. With the compact sedan market beginning to level off as crossovers encroach on their status as entry-level mainstays, the small sedans are beginning to feel the pinch. Kia revamped the Forte to meet the new expectations of today’s buyers and to make the Forte far more competitive. In the process, they created one of the most well-done options in the segment. At a price that’s right.

Quick Specs & Info

2019 Kia Forte Class: Compact sedan
Base Model As Tested: ES
Powertrain 2.0L 4cyl, 6spd manual Powertrain 2.0L 4cyl, CVT
Base MSRP $17,790 MSRP as tested $26,220


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An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.