Kia Forte Reliability

Kia Corporation, commonly known as Kia, is a South Korean multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Hyundai Motor Company is South Korea’s second-largest automobile manufacturer after Kia Motors, with sales exceeding 2.8 million units in 2019. Known as the Kia Forte in Korea, the Kia Forte K3 in China, and the Kia Cerato in South America, Australia, and New Zealand, the Kia Forte has been manufactured by South Korean automaker Kia since mid-2008. There are coupe and sedan models, as well as hatchbacks and five-door models.


The Forte is available with two different engines: a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 201 horsepower and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 147 horsepower. The 2.0-liter engine was sluggish in our testing, and the CVT didn’t help. With two powerful engine options, the 2021 Kia Forte can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 9.5 seconds and cover the quarter-mile in 16.2 seconds. 


Overall, the Kia Forte is a very reliable vehicle. The reliability of this compact car is above average compared to others in its class. Kia Forte was rated as ‘Excellent’ by RepairPal with a Reliability Rating of 4.5 out of 5. Compact cars have an average rating of 4 out of 5.

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The IIHS awarded the Kia a Top Safety Pick for 2020-2021, but only if the wagon is equipped with specific headlights and a front-crash protection system. All six crashworthiness ratings were good. They also rated the front crash prevention system as “superior.”

Resale Value

It depends upon the condition and time of the vehicle as well. In five years, a KIA Forte will depreciate 51% and resale value will be $10,786. 

Maintenance and Repair

The average cost of a Kia Forte is $451, and the average vehicle costs $651 annually. Kia Fortes require less maintenance than other vehicles.


Is Kia Forte a Front-Wheel-Drive, Rear-Wheel-Drive or All-Wheel-Drive car?    

The Kia Forte is a Front Wheel Drive car.    

How many seats are in the Kia Forte?    

The Kia Forte is a car with 5 seats. The EPA Classification for this car is: Midsize Cars    

What is the horsepower in a Kia Forte and does it have a turbo?    

The Kia Forte has 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. The engine is a Regular Unleaded I-4 with a displacement of 2.0 L The fuel system is: MPI.    

How big is the trunk in the Kia Forte?    

15.3 Cubic Feet ( 0,433 m3 )    

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How much ground clearance does the Kia Forte have?    

5.3 inches ( 13,46 cm )    

What type of wheels does it have?    

Kia Forte has 15 X 6 inch Steel Front Wheels and 15 X 6 inch Steel Rear Wheels.

How long will a Kia Forte last?

A Kia Forte can go between 150,000 and 200,000 miles. You can expect to exceed 200,000 miles if you pay more attention to the car. You should also practice safe and gentle riding to prolong the life of your vehicle.

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