2013 Kia Forte Review

2013 Kia Forte photo
  1. Original MSRP$15,400 - $19,300
  2. Price Range$4,999 - $8,800
  3. Average Selling Price$6,804
  4. Fuel Economy (MPG)25/34 City/Hwy
  5. Body StylesSedan

User Reviews for 2013 Kia Forte

4.6
7 Reviews
5 Star

57.1%

4 Star

42.9%

3 Star

0%

2 Star

0%

1 Star

0%

Interior

4.3

Exterior

4.5

Performance

4.5

Family

3.8

Cost

4.0

by Rachel on May 18, 2020

Easy to drive, excellent traction control, reliable, excellent everyday car
"I bought this car with 3500 miles as a demo vehicle but still new off the lot. It was last years model at the time &fully loaded when i purchased and I got a great deal. I have had this car for 6 years now and it has been great to drive (the SX trim with the semi-auto). Good visibility on the blind spots, back up camera is clear, responsive pedals. I can make tight maneuvers and drive in bad weather with no issue. I live in Jersey and we get all four seasons. Once made it home in this thing during a blizzard and only got stuck once and managed to get out of it on its own. For a little hatchback it can certainly hold its own among the sports cars during highway driving. The cargo space is ample with the hatch, roomy backseats, overall the car has maintained much of its initial quality in its materials. I will say that I ran into an issue three years in where I was driving home from work in the heat and the engine completely died at an intersection. The whole car locked up and I couldn’t do a thing. I was able to get it pushed onto a side street and found out it needed a new engine AND transmission only 3 years into its life. I was lucky enough it was under warranty or I may not have this car still. Also, the radio signal does not come in when it is cold some days, but the stereo/Bluetooth was unaffected by the cold. The radio was, for some reason. Once before the transmission was replaced, the car went into gear “I” that was an interesting one. So there are some issues and obviously an engine and transmission is a major thing, however I don’t see it happening to every Kia, and I was a teen driver and my friends and I were putting heavy miles on the car in a short period of time, so it could be blamed on that. Other than that disaster a few years back, the car has been running great for 3 years since. I have thoroughly enjoyed this as my first commuter car, my first car in general. "
Interior

4.0

Exterior

5.0

Performance

4.0

Family

3.0

Cost

3.0


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by KIA Fan on April 24, 2020

Best Little Car
"All controls on steering wheel is awesome. Blue Tooth should be required in all vehicles. I just push the button on the steering wheel, talk on my phone, no hands required. Radio shuts off by itself, hands free, I love it. Buy a KIA, any model should satisfy you. their new SUV's should impress you."
Interior

5.0

Color was good, and upholstry is easy to clean. The front floor mats have a clip on feature, it keeps the mats from pushing, and getting under the gas, and brake pedal.
Exterior

5.0

Great, still looks like the day I bought it. I use wash, and wax to clean it, and it always looks clean, and shiny.
Performance

5.0

If you need to get out of your own way, this is the little car to do it. My Grandson is really impressed with the power this little car has, my daughter also dives it a lot. She wants a KIA SUV.
Family

5.0

This car is small, but a family of four would work nicely. A family of five could work, but a little snug. Still a great little family car.
Cost

5.0

My son-in-law used my car for a few days for work, and he asked me if I ever had to put gas in it. Well, I do, but it gets great gas milage, and goes a long way, between fill ups. I just make sure I get oil changed every 3000 miles, and get it lubed. I have not had any major issues yet, and I just turned over 65,000 miles.

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by no on February 11, 2020

kia
"5 stars"

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CARFAX Info for 2013 Kia Forte

CARFAX offers millions of used cars for sale nationwide. Every listing includes the vehicle history. The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
2013 Kia Forte Deals on CARFAX
Percentage of 2013 Kia Forte for sale on CARFAX that are Great, Good, and Fair Value deals. Values are determined by whether the selling price is above, below, or the same as the history-based CARFAX Value.
Great Value
(34)
Good Value
(24)
Fair Value
(21)
No Badge
(16)
VEHICLE HISTORY SUMMARY
The Vehicle History Summary represents the percentage of cars available for sale on CARFAX that are reported to have no accidents or damage, had 1-owner, been used as a personal or personal lease car, and/or have service history information.
No Accidents or Damage Reports

62%

CARFAX 1-Owner

25%

Personal Use

80%

Service History

100%

2013 Kia Forte Pricing

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the "sticker price" for this vehicle, including optional equipment, when it was new. The price range for the 2013 Kia Forte is $4,999 - $8,800. The average selling price is $6,804. The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX. Price range and average selling price are based on the median selling price while CARFAX Value is a VIN-specific value based on the vehicle's history.

Original MSRP
$15,400 - $19,300
Price Range
This is the price range for the 2013 Kia Forte based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$4,999 - $8,800
Average Selling Price
$6,804
CARFAX Value
This is the range of CARFAX Values for the 2013 Kia Forte on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$3,720 - $10,420
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2013 Kia Forte Pricing By Trim
  1. TrimPrice RangeAverage Selling PriceCARFAX Value
  2. LX$5,995 - $6,995$6,427$5,580 - $7,000
  3. EX$4,990 - $8,000$6,563$3,720 - $9,490
  4. SX$5,797 - $9,707$7,829$5,090 - $10,420

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