2018 Kia Forte Hatchback

Rating7.5

Ranked #10 in Compact Hatchback

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Starting MSRP $18,300 - $26,100
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Key Spec of 2018 Kia Forte Hatchback
fuel economy

25/28/34

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Enormous interior space

Relatively subpar fuel economy

It remains as the carry over version for 2018

Long list of comfort and modern features

Harsh ride quality

The infotainment screen uses a clever interface for user friendliness

2018 Kia Forte Hatchback Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 19, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2018 Kia Forte Hatchback makes for an excellent contender in the compact hatchback class. With 3 trims on offer, the Kia Forte Hatchback has a base MSRP of $18,300, with prices going all the way up to MSRP $23,900, competing directly with the Mazda 3, the Ford Focus, and the Volkswagen Golf. Only a 2.0L Inline-4 engine is offered, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Together, they produce 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. Accelerating from 0-60 in 6.9 seconds, the Forte maintains a combined fuel economy of 28 MPG. Kia offers the Forte Hatchback in 6 stunning colors, with the currant red being a particular favorite of ours.

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Trim wise pricing breakdown


NameInvoice PriceMSRPNumber of Listings
EX 5dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)$21092$222005 Listings
LX 5dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)$17532$1830024 Listings
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Over All Rating

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Trims

LX$18,300 onwards
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Manual front air conditioning
  • Remote anti-theft alarm system
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/Satellite
EX$22,200 onwards
  • 17-inch machined aluminum Wheels
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Front Fog/driving lights
SX$23,900 onwards

Used Kia Forte Hatchback For Sale

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13
Dallas, TX

2017 Kia Forte S

S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

$10,999
Est. $149/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,226 Below market
RMV: $15,225
Mileage 86,950 mi.
Listed On 27 Jul 2022 (189 Days)
15
29New
Price Drop, $500
Earlier Price: $10995
28 Dec 2022
Tulsa, OK

2018 Kia Forte LX

LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

$10,495
Est. $142/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,031 Below market
RMV: $14,526
Mileage 89,251 mi.
Listed On 22 Nov 2022 (71 Days)
2
24
Alvin, TX

2017 Kia Forte LX

LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

$11,000
Est. $149/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,154 Below market
RMV: $15,154
Mileage 65,010 mi.
Listed On 29 Jun 2022 (217 Days)
13
21
Price Drop, $4395
Earlier Price: $16884
19 Jun 2022
Downey, CA

2018 Kia Forte LX

LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

$12,489
Est. $169/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,686 Below market
RMV: $17,175
Mileage 62,921 mi.
Listed On 16 Apr 2022 (291 Days)
6
6New
Irving, TX

2017 Kia Forte LX

LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

$10,546
Est. $143/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,931 Below market
RMV: $14,477
Mileage 58,018 mi.
Listed On 17 May 2021 (625 Days)
5
30
Freeport, NY

2018 Kia Forte LX

LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

$11,277
Est. $153/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,123 Below market
RMV: $15,400
Mileage 90,837 mi.
Listed On 23 Apr 2022 (284 Days)
9
7New
Milford, CT

2017 Kia Forte LX

LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

$8,940
Est. $121/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,235 Below market
RMV: $12,175
Mileage 80,495 mi.
Listed On 25 Dec 2022 (38 Days)
5
12
Price Drop, $230
Earlier Price: $12489
4 Oct 2022
Gilbert, AZ

2019 Kia Forte LXS

LXS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

$12,259
Est. $166/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,403 Below market
RMV: $16,662
Mileage 93,627 mi.
Listed On 22 Jul 2022 (194 Days)
8
7New
Lake Worth, FL

2019 Kia Forte S

S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

$11,991
Est. $162/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,282 Below market
RMV: $16,273
Mileage 92,530 mi.
Listed On 11 Nov 2022 (82 Days)

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Features
vehicle bio
base price

$18300

body style

5dr Hatchback

engine type
displacement

122 cu in

horse power

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

132 lb.-ft. @ 4500 rpm

transmission

6-Speed Automatic w/OD

dimensions
length

171.3 in

wheelbase

106.3 in

width

70.1 in

curb weight

2928 lbs

Height

57.1 in

Ground Clearance

5.5 in

capacity
passenger volume

98.2 cu ft

cargo volume

56.4 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

25/28/34 mpg

highway range

448.80 mi

warranty
basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

10 yr./ 100,000 mi.


Kia Forte 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$15,044
5 Year Cost To Own
$33,848
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $33,848
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$1,819$1,317$1,247$1,463$1,386$7,232
Insurance$1,326$1,372$1,420$1,470$1,522$7,110
Fuel$2,026$2,087$2,149$2,214$2,280$10,756
Maintenance$360$622$455$983$1,479$3,899
RepairsNANANANA$670$670
Financing Interest$809$651$481$302$109$2,352
Taxes and Fees$1,294$147$138$130$120$1,829
Total Cost-To-Own$7,634$6,196$5,890$6,562$7,566$33,848
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