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Photos of the Kia Forte

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte front view

Upscale headlights, modest grille. If only the luxury makes still exercised this level of restraint.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte front quarter view

VW/Audiesque bone line along shoulder.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte front quarter view

In the previous pic, a CPL suppressed reflections--and obscured some artful body side surfacing.

Kia Forte Photos: 2016 Honda Civic front quarter

The Honda Civic makes a stronger statement, but includes some regrettable details. Trying too hard?

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte side view

Decent proportions for an affordable compact sedan.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte rear quarter view

Few extraneous details. They didn't even cheat the side window opening.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte interior

Restrained styling inside as well.

Kia Forte Photos: 2016 Honda Civic interior

The Honda's interior is also more distinctive.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte instrument panel full

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Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte instrument panel

Kias tend to have well-designed controls. Their steering wheel hubs look cheap, though.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte driver seat

Comfortable driver seat.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte rear seat

Rear seat mounted comfortably high off the floor.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte trunk

Trunk typical of the class.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte engine

For 2019, only this 147-horsepower 2.0-liter was offered.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte engine uncovered

Adequate power and very competitive fuel economy. CVT behaves better than most.