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Couldn't be happier - It is exactly what I needed dependable and great gas mileage still looks good. I have no dislikes about this car...

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Good value for the price of car - Seating adjustments not enough but love the handling and engine power and gas mileage...

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Pricing Trends

The average LemonFree listing price for a Kia Forte in California:

2015 $25,260
2014 $18,303
2013 $15,739
2012 $16,496
2011 $14,137
Safety Ratings
2014 Kia Forte
Overall 4.0000
Overall Front Crash 3.0000
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 2.0000
Overall Side Crash 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Side Pole Crash 5
Number of Recalls0
Number of Complaints0
Number of Investigations0
2013 Kia Forte
Overall 4.0000
Overall Front Crash 4.0000
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 3.0000
Overall Side Crash 4.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 3.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Side Pole Crash 2
Number of Recalls0
Number of Complaints5
Number of Investigations0
2012 Kia Forte
Overall 4.0000
Overall Front Crash 4.0000
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 3.0000
Overall Side Crash 4.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 3.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Side Pole Crash 2
Number of Recalls0
Number of Complaints22
Number of Investigations0
2011 Kia Forte
Overall 4.0000
Overall Front Crash 4.0000
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 3.0000
Overall Side Crash 4.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 3.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Side Pole Crash 2
Number of Recalls0
Number of Complaints36
Number of Investigations0
2010 Kia Forte
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 3.0000
Number of Recalls0
Number of Complaints41
Number of Investigations0
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding Kia Forte vehicles

2014 Kia Forte (1/16/2015)  

Campaign Number: 15V015000

Component Name: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Description: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2014 Kia Forte vehicles manufactured December 5, 2012, to April 17, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the cooling fan resistor may overheat and melt.

Defect: If the cooling fan resistor overheats and melts, there is an increased risk of a vehicle fire.

Corrective Action: Kia will notify owners, and for vehicles produced from December 5, 2012 to January 27, 2014, dealers will replace the cooling fan resistor and multi-fuse unit. For vehicles produced from January 28, 2014 to April 17, 2014, dealers will replace the multi-fuse unit only. Owners of vehicles with a 1.8L engine will also have the engine control unit software updated. The recall began on February 20, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC113.

2010 Kia Forte (4/1/2013)  

Campaign Number: 13V114000

Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Description: Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

Defect: Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.

2010 Kia Forte (4/1/2013)  

Campaign Number: 13V114000

Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Description: Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

Defect: Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.

Used KIA FORTE for sale in Sacramento California

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2012 KIA FORTE SX

  • Bodystyle: Coupe
  • Mileage: 67,418 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: San Leandro, CA
  • MPG: 23 City / 31 Hwy
  • 82 Days on Lot
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2015 KIA FORTE LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 18,970 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Vallejo, CA
  • MPG: 26 City / 39 Hwy
  • 13 Days on Lot
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2014 KIA FORTE LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 32,711 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Vallejo, CA
  • MPG: 25 City / 36 Hwy
  • 15 Days on Lot
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2014 KIA FORTE SX

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 18,881 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Modesto, CA
  • MPG: 21 City / 29 Hwy
  • 143 Days on Lot
$13,991

2015 KIA FORTE LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 41,064 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Vallejo, CA
  • MPG: 26 City / 39 Hwy
  • 7 Days on Lot

2014 Kia Forte EX

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2014 KIA FORTE EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 29,937 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Elk Grove, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy
  • 1 Day on Lot

2012 Kia Forte EX

$10,978

2012 KIA FORTE EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 45,027 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Tracy, CA
  • MPG: 26 City / 36 Hwy

2014 Kia Forte EX

$13,500

2014 KIA FORTE EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 35,449 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Walnut Creek, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

2014 Kia Forte LX

$11,999

2014 KIA FORTE LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 32,689 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Davis, CA
  • MPG: 25 City / 37 Hwy

2015 Kia Forte LX

$13,738

2015 KIA FORTE LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 36,559 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • MPG: 26 City / 39 Hwy

2014 Kia Forte LX

$12,455

2014 KIA FORTE LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 32,561 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: San Leandro, CA
  • MPG: 25 City / 37 Hwy

2015 Kia Forte LX

$13,738

2015 KIA FORTE LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 35,832 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Sacramento, CA
  • MPG: 26 City / 39 Hwy

2015 Kia Forte LX

$13,738

2015 KIA FORTE LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 32,508 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • MPG: 26 City / 39 Hwy

2015 Kia Forte LX

$14,338

2015 KIA FORTE LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 27,548 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • MPG: 26 City / 39 Hwy

2014 Kia Forte LX

$11,995

2014 KIA FORTE LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 38,040 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Sacramento, CA
  • MPG: 25 City / 37 Hwy
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