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Kia Forte Koup officially killed off
Kia Forte Koup officially killed off

Another compact coupe has bitten the dust, narrowing the field of inexpensive coupes to just two. Next year, the Kia Forte Koup will be but a distant memory. The slow-selling compact two-door that accompanies the Forte sedan and Forte5 hatchback wasn't renewed for the 2017 model year and is...Read More»

2014 Kia Forte Sedan
2014 Kia Forte Recalled For Fire Risk, 86,880 U.S. Owners Affected

Kia has issued a recall for nearly 87,000 Forte vehicles from the 2014 model year. According to documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF), those vehicles could be at risk of catching fire. CHECK OUT: The Safest Vehicles Of 2015 The problem with the 2014 Kia Forte...Read More»

2014 Kia Forte EX  -  Driven
2014 Kia Forte Vs. 2014 Mazda 3: Test Drive Comparison

The Kia Forte and Mazda 3 were both underdogs in the new-car market some years ago; but these two nameplates are quickly becoming great starting points for all compact-car shoppers, and they're no longer only offering up just niche appeal. Both were given full redesigns for this year—the 2014...Read More»

2014 Kia Forte
2014 Kia Forte Video Road Test

The Kia Forte doesn't have the perennial best-seller badge of the Honda Civic or Ford Focus, but there's a new model this year with a new mission--to chase after those class leaders. Does the Forte have what it takes to beat the competition? Good looks now run in the Kia family, and the Forte...Read More»

2014 Kia Forte Koup
2014 Kia Forte Koup Range Gains Sporty New SX Model

The Kia Forte Koup lineup just got a whole lot sportier at the 2013 New York Auto Show: the new 201-horsepower, turbocharged Koup SX has made its debut alongside the base Koup EX. With 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque from its 1.6-liter, direct-injected turbo four-cylinder engine, the...Read More»

2014 Kia Forte 5-Door
2014 Kia Forte 5-Door Preview & Live Photos: 2013 Chicago Auto Show

When Kia debuted the second-generation Forte sedan at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, we knew it was only a matter of time before the Korean brand revealed the 5-door hatchback version. And that time has come at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. The Forte 5-door's front end design looks quite similar to...Read More»

2014 Kia Forte sedan, launched at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show
2014 Kia Forte Video Preview

The Kia Forte is new for 2014, with revamped powertrains and new infotainment technology, as well as updated styling. But are these changes enough to convince Ford Focus and Honda Civic drivers to take a look at this compact sedan? There are two powertrains offered in the new Forte: a more powerful...Read More»

2014 Kia Forte sedan, launched at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show
2014 Kia Forte Debuts At Los Angeles Auto Show: Live Photos

Compact four-door sedans represent a growing portion of the overall car market in the U.S., and Kia is determined to stay competitive. So just five years after the last generation, today it took the wraps off an all-new 2014 Kia Forte sedan--which will go on sale by March of next year. The new...Read More»

2012 Kia Forte
2012 Compact Sedans: Five Under $20,000

As a follow-up to 2012 Family Vehicles: 20 Under $20,000, today we’re comparing what buyers get for the money in the base model of five main compact sedan competitors: Kia Forte, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze. By way of comparison, it’s first instructive...Read More»

2012 Kia Forte 5-Door 5dr HB EX Angular Front Exterior View
Kia Wants To Be The 'People's Car', Eying Volkswagen As Benchmark

Kia, it seems, wants to be Volkswagen. Not only is the Korean rising star of the automotive world specifically targeting the Volkswagen brand, they’re also targeting the goal of becoming a beloved, “people’s car.” As Kia vice-president Hyoung-Keun Lee explained to Automotive...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Hot Hatchbacks Attract Buyers…Again

For years the lowly hatchback languished, derided by many as a cheapo, low-content ride with no power and little style. In short, hatchbacks were considered not-for-me transportation choices suited only for the least fortunate. That was then, this is now. Hatchbacks, all of a sudden, it seems, are...Read More»

2011 Kia Forte 5-Door SX
2011 Kia Forte 5-Door SX: First Drive

The Kia Forte replaced the compact Spectra a few years ago, bringing style to and dare I say flair to the Kia showroom. But the market is changing and Kia recognizes this. For 2011 Kia is introducing a 5-Door model to the Forte line-up. Last week we had the opportunity to drive the Forte 5-Door SX...Read More»

2011 Lexus ES 350
Lexus, MINI Snag Top Spots In J.D. Power And Associates 2011 U.S. Customer Service Index Study

Luxury brand Lexus and mass-market brand MINI are the top winners in the J.D. Power and Associates' (JDPA) 2011 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study. The study looks at owner satisfaction for visits to dealers’ service departments for maintenance and repair work during the first three...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
More Cheap, Safe New Cars for Teens

What’s the best vehicle to buy for your responsible teen to get around it? You want a reasonably priced one that gets good gas mileage and is equipped with lots of standard safety features. Your teen wants something that looks cool and drives like a hoot. Therein lies the challenge: how to...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
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»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Today at High Gear Media: Forte, Grand Cherokee, and "MPG"

It's missed a spot on some well-known best-of lists, but the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee's giving us a gleam in our eye. [TheCarConnection] That 2011 Kia Forte five-door you've been waiting on, finally has an EPA rating: 37 mpg highway. [TheCarConnection] What's the word on cheap cars with big value?...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
FamilyCarGuide Wrapup: Cheap Cars With Big Value

Here at FamilyCarGuide, we know that families need various types of transportation. Some families need two or three or even more vehicles. Sometimes what’s really important is big value for the least amount of purchase price. Wrapping up our week-long series on cheap cars with big value...Read More»

2011 Kia Forte 5-Door
2011 Kia Forte: Five Doors, Six Gears, 37 MPG

Kia made one very large leap near the front of the crowded small-car class with its Forte family—introduced last year first as a sedan, then as an especially stylish Forte Koup two-door. Now, for 2011, the Forte is back with a couple of very significant changes. The first is a third, all-new...Read More»

2011 Kia Forte Hatchback
Cheap Cars With Big Value: 2011 Kia Forte Five-Door Hatchback

Concluding a week-long series of cheap cars with big value, today’s segment is on the all-new 2011 Kia Forte Five-Door Hatchback. To recap the criteria for consideration: the base price of the car must be less than $20,000 and the car must offer more than expected for the price. 2011 Kia...Read More»

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