My 2012 Kia Forte 5-Door Vehicle #Review

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Isn’t it Gorgeous??  When I was chosen by Kia Motors to review the 2013 Kia Forte, I was elated!!



For 1 week, I sported this beauty all around town.  So many compliments each time I arrived at my destination.




The 2013 Kia Forte 5-Door Hatchback retails for $23,275.00. This fully-loaded vehicle includes superb perks, such as:

  • 4-Door Front Wheel Drive
  • LED tail lights & fog lamps
  • Body-colored bumpers
  • Heated outside mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Nagivation w/ Sirius Traffic
  • Push Button Start w/ Smart Key
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Auto Climate Control
  • Sirius Satellite Radio w/ Free, 3-month subscription


When the Kia dealer came to my home and delivered my car, I was ready to take it for a test drive.  My amazing car included:

  • Power steering
  • Key-less entry
  • Cruise Control
  • A/C w/ Climate Control
  • Push-button start
  • Rear-camera backup view
  • Power sunroof
  • Heater, power-folding exterior sideview mirrors
  • Compass equipped rear-view mirror
  • Read windshield wiper for better viewing in rainy weather

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Being a taller woman at 5’10″ I always worry about the leg room in any car.  This car did not disappoint.  Plenty of leg room and comfort for even a taller person like me.  The front provided me the ability to maintain great, upright posture while driving and not feel cramped and confined like my current 4-door sedan.


My favorite features are the rearview camera for backing up safely, the Sirius radio and navigation system and the climate control.  This car quickly moved to the top of my list of potentials for my future car purchase.

Providing ample trunk space, this car is perfect for any major shopping trip!!!


This car handled very well in the rainy weather and the tires provided great traction on the wet roads. I truly felt safe driving the Kia Forte 5-Door in the wet weather.


Fun Fact:  Kia Motors rapping and dancing hamsters earned the company one of the most prestigious advertising awards when the “This or That” campaign for the Soul urban passenger vehicle received the “David vs Goliath” award in the category at the 2011 North American Effie Awards.

No that my teenager has her license, we will be adding a second car to our home.  Kia Motors has been on my go-to list for sometime now with their quality vehicles and their superb vehicle warranty.  The Forte might just be the next purchase for my household.

I would like to thank the wonderful reps at Kia Motors for the opportunity to test drive the 2013 Kia Forte 5-Door.  Thank you for this experience.


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42 thoughts on “My 2012 Kia Forte 5-Door Vehicle #Review

  • The Kia Forte looks very nice. Thanks for the interesting and informative review!

  • Seem like a great car and experience for you. I’m with you on the leg room, I’m a few inches shorter, but I cannot deal with not having enough leg room. Appreciate your review, didn’t know how cool the Kia was until now. Thanks! 🙂

  • It sounds like you had a blast. Must have been hard to give it back. 🙂

  • AWESOME review! I love this car but no finances for a new car. It has great features and I love that it’s good for us tall women.I’m 6′. Someday if I ever can afford a car this would be the one for sure. 🙂

  • wow great vechile would love to have one

  • Oh my goodness, I love the car and the features!

  • I like that the car is safe.

  • I’ car shopping so this was a perfect time for me to read this. Thanks for sharing. Love the car!

  • Great review. I bet you wished that they would have given you the car.

  • This is really nice, Kia has come a long way.

  • This is a nice looking car and really nice inside.

  • This is a nice looking car. Looks really nice inside.

  • Looks awesome we just bought a kia soul last year and we love it 🙂

  • Sweet car.

  • Cute car, I love the color. We have a Kia Sortento and really enjoy it.

  • wow looks like a great car. The features are like a good luxury car! Lucky you 🙂

  • It is really a nice car but I am all for American Made products.

  • what a super cute car and has many features love it

  • I only thing I did not like is the fact its not American Made other than that it looks like a nice car and I love the big trunk !

  • very nice care. we have a Nissan sentra, but I wish I would’ve gone to KIA to look at their cars too.

  • I absolutely love Kias, we have an Optima right now but the Forte might be a good choice for our next one!

  • I’m not a fan of Kia but that looks like a nice car. I love the organizing features in the trunk. The trunk in my Chevy Impala is a mess and I could use some organizers. Having them already built-in would be awesome. Great review!

  • looks like a wonderful car, nice color 😉

  • I am a huge fan of Kias. I have never owned one but I would love to. The Forte looks so amazing with all the features.

  • I love Kia’s they are great cars!

  • I have two Kia’s in my home! One 2006 Spectra and a 2010 Optima, both with under 60,000 miles. I love them!! My next vehicle purchase will definitely be a Kia. If the Forte’s are still around when I’m ready to replace, I’ll be getting a coupe and passing down the compact sedan to my son who just turned 14!

  • this looks like a really nice car with great features

  • We love the smaller more economical cars. This one is cute and economical

  • I miss my Kia so bad. I traded it off a few years ago thinking I wanted a bigger suv, and boy was I ever wrong. The gas prices alone make me want my car back!

  • Congratulations! KIA offers superb products! I’m glad you were able to give me a sneak peak, as I have not seen the forte yet 🙂

  • Now that is a super nice car! I haven’t gotten my license yet but when I do I am soooo glad these new cars have backup cameras!!

  • That looks nice. I wish I was able to review a car. It would be awesome and I would definitely show it off.

  • Sounds like a great affordable care. Lots of nice features and I love the red. I too would not wanted to give it back.

  • I’m all about warm seats! I love that this has the option for heated seats. I also love that the outside mirrors are heated. This is something I’ve not heard of yet!

  • I was surprised at the ample leg room for a tall woman. I am myself 5 ft. 11 in. tall & you had plenty of room.

  • Super nice car, I would have not wanted to give it back!

  • Looks like a great car that would work for a family. Like the hatchback.

  • I think you right on with your review of the Kia Forte. This is the car the we go for our daughter when she got home from college. I also have a Kia. I love that they now have the Rear-camera backup view, We all love our Kia;s ,

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