2010 Kia Forte

TCC's Most Popular Reviews of 2010
TCC's Most Popular Reviews of 2010

Each month, TheCarConnection brings you new reviews of the latest new cars, trucks, crossovers and minivans. We're positive you read each and every one, in depth, at your leisure--but let's face it, some cars are more interesting than others. We've poked around in Google Analytics to see which...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Sedan
Five Desirable New Cars, Now Negotiable

It's all about when you shop. Whether you settle for something that happens to be in your price range because you can't talk the dealership down on the one you really want, or negotiate like Shatner and walk away with a great car for a steal comes down to market conditions when you open the...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
TCC's Top Reviews for August 2010: Some Surprises

High Gear Media's editors know plenty about the newest 2011 cars, trucks and crossovers--but you, dear shoppers, are where the rubber truly meets the road. So, what cars are getting you interested in buying something new? According to last month's HGM traffic numbers, it's another strong month for...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
TheCarConnection's Most Popular Reviews

We know which new cars, trucks and crossovers we like the best--but which ones are your favorites? Here at TheCarConnection, we've begun the labor of love that is reviewing new cars. As always, for the 2011 model year, we're bringing you full reviews that give you our take on styling, performance...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Top Five Affordable Family Cars

The economy is still sputtering its way out of the recession, and families on a budget will be looking to save money as they shop for new cars this fall. With that in mind, we take a look at five family vehicles that will appeal to the budget minded. Before we start, a few rules. We are looking at...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte EX: On Your Chopin Liszt?

Kia Forte EX:  An Automotive Crescendo? Kia introduced its Forte with much fanfare at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show.  The amped presentation exclaimed, "bold body, awesome features!"  Does it live up to the hype?  On paper maybe... Look at the Forte EX's $19,300 window sticker and begin your...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte
Family Car Advice: Beware The Bikers

Maybe I am more aware of these kind of things because I just bought a bicycle myself, but motorists need to be aware of bicyclists, especially in urban and suburban areas. For a variety of reasons--a down economy, "green" image concerns, and exercise--more people are riding bikes both as part of...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte
2010 Kia Forte Retested, Named An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2010 Kia Forte is one of our best-rated small cars here at TheCarConnection.com, and it just earned another accolade: Top Safety Pick. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick designation applies only to Forte models produced after October 2009, when Kia made some...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Sonata
Best New-Car Deals: Ford, Hyundai Among Most Marked-Down

Ford and Hyundai have both been making tremendous progress in recent years in building their reputation with American consumers—and upping quality, reliability, and desirability. So it's a little surprising that these two automakers currently have the most-discounted vehicle lines, according to...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte
His and Her Review: 2010 Kia Forte

There are always two sides to everything, right? Well, the truth is there are many more than that! To keep our car reviews innovative and well-rounded, we are providing you with not just one, but two points of view on the same exact vehicle Her and His perspectives. Her: Anne Fleming, Car Buying...Read More»

2010 kia forte 009
Battle of the Korean Economy Sedans: Kia Forte SX VS. Hyundai Elantra SE

While many people may look upon Korea's Hyundai and Kia as the bargain basement auto manufacturers with the 10-year warranties, few people realize that this duo outsold Ford Motor Company last year in worldwide sales. That's a pretty impressive figure for two car makers whose models were considered...Read More»

2010 Toyota Yaris
2010 Toyota Yaris: Cheapest New Car With Stability Control

It's not surprising at all that the smallest, least expensive vehicles typically get short shrift on features. You won't find power windows or mirrors, central locking, air conditioning, or even sound systems on some of the most affordable versions of the cheapest models. But while most automakers...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte Koup
2010 Kia Forte KOUP Priced From $16,595

In June TheCarConnection got behind the wheel of the 2010 Kia Forte, which shares all of its powertrain options and most of the features and equipment available with the 2010 Kia Forte KOUP, its two-door model mate. But until today, pricing on the KOUP has been held back, waiting for the cars to...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte
Compared: 2010 Kia Forte Vs. Honda Civic Vs. Ford Focus

Fuel-sipping sedans are in vogue--and no, we don't mean that glossy magazine with 73 pages of ads for every real article with real words. Fashionable, sure. And when it comes to compact sedans with a light touch at the gas pumps, a few labels stand out above all the rest. The all-time champion of...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte Koup
Kia Cues Up New Models: Forte And Soul Are Just The Start For 2010

As other automakers agonize over idled plants and tough choices, things are looking good for Kia—both overseas and for its rapidly growing operations in the U.S.  Overall, Kia sales are down 6.8 percent versus last year; but that's one of the smallest drops in sales of any brand, second only to...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte
First Drive: 2010 Kia Forte

Kia has renamed its core small-sedan model the Forte to signal a new beginning for the brand in this segment, and it only takes a glance at the new model to understand why. It’s a really good-looking car. While the Spectra that preceded the Forte certainly wasn’t a bad car, its anonymous...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte
2010 Kia Forte: New Name, New Attitude

The new 2010 Kia Forte replaces the Spectra in Kia’s lineup; but it wasn’t that many years ago that the Spectra replaced the Sephia. This writer has heard various industry officials say over the years that naming a vehicle is one of the most agonizing parts of bringing a new vehicle to market...Read More»

2010 KIA Forte Koup
New York Auto Show: First Pic Of 2010 KIA Forte Koup

Laptops are dying left and right at the Javits Center, so getting info from the floor of the New York Auto Show is trying at best. However, we just got this intriguing pic via the TCC hotline (i.e. our personal cell phones) and this cryptic sentence: "2010 KIA Forte Koup. Yes: 'Koup'. 2.4 liter...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte
2009 Chicago Auto Show: 2010 Kia Forte Steps In for Spectra

•    What is it: Kia’s new compact sedan, replacing the Spectra •    Key facts: It’s four doors only this time; SX models get larger four-cylinder engine; Bluetooth and Sirius are standard •    On sale: Summer 2009 •    Price: $15,000 (est.) The 2010 Kia Forte takes a bow at...Read More»

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