The Truth About Cars » kia forte http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » kia forte http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Capsule Review: 2015 Kia Forte5 SX Turbo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/capsule-review-2015-kia-forte5-sx-turbo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/capsule-review-2015-kia-forte5-sx-turbo/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:22:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1018058 Kia’s second-generation Forte, a successor to the Spectra and Sephia, spawned coupe and hatchback derivatives just like its predecessor. But in second-gen form, Kia took it a step further by inserting the 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder from the Hyundai Veloster Turbo into top-spec Forte5 hatchbacks and two-door Koups. While Forte EX sedans top out with a […]

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Kia’s second-generation Forte, a successor to the Spectra and Sephia, spawned coupe and hatchback derivatives just like its predecessor. But in second-gen form, Kia took it a step further by inserting the 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder from the Hyundai Veloster Turbo into top-spec Forte5 hatchbacks and two-door Koups. While Forte EX sedans top out with a […]

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Capsule Review: 2014 Kia Forte EX http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/capsule-review-2014-kia-forte-ex/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/capsule-review-2014-kia-forte-ex/#comments Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:18:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=501408   On paper and in person, the 2014 Kia Forte looks like a Very Good Car™. Is it really, though? The outgoing Forte pulled the same trick, looking all the world like it was going to keep the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus up at night, an illusion that fell apart upon driving. […]

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  On paper and in person, the 2014 Kia Forte looks like a Very Good Car™. Is it really, though? The outgoing Forte pulled the same trick, looking all the world like it was going to keep the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus up at night, an illusion that fell apart upon driving. […]

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Review: 2014 Kia Forte (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/review-2014-kia-forte-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/review-2014-kia-forte-video/#comments Fri, 26 Jul 2013 22:16:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=496635 When Kia started selling the ’94 Sephia in America, nobody was worried. Not the American car companies still adjusting to the market share lost to the Japanese competition, and not the Japanese who used cheap and reliable cars to take the market share in the first place. The laissez-faire attitude to the Korean upstart was […]

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When Kia started selling the ’94 Sephia in America, nobody was worried. Not the American car companies still adjusting to the market share lost to the Japanese competition, and not the Japanese who used cheap and reliable cars to take the market share in the first place. The laissez-faire attitude to the Korean upstart was […]

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A Snapshot Of What Sub-Prime Buyers Are Driving http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/a-snapshot-of-what-sub-prime-buyers-are-driving/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/a-snapshot-of-what-sub-prime-buyers-are-driving/#comments Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:30:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=486080 Sub-prime finance has attracted a bit of interest (no pun intended) over at TTAC lately, and the segment itself has experienced phenomenal growth in the post-bailout era. Auto lending site www.carfinance.com released a list of the top 10 most popular new and used vehicles as purchased by sub-prime buyers over the last six months. While […]

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Sub-prime finance has attracted a bit of interest (no pun intended) over at TTAC lately, and the segment itself has experienced phenomenal growth in the post-bailout era. Auto lending site www.carfinance.com released a list of the top 10 most popular new and used vehicles as purchased by sub-prime buyers over the last six months. While […]

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Kia Forte Shows Off Its Schnoz: 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/kia-forte-shows-off-its-schnoz-2012-los-angeles-auto-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/kia-forte-shows-off-its-schnoz-2012-los-angeles-auto-show/#comments Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=468354   Yesterday we showed off the profile of the 2014 Kia Forte. Now here’s the mug. Unlike its twin the Hyundai Elantra, the Forte  will come with either a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine with 148 hp and 131 lb-ft of torque or a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder with 173 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque. The base engine gets […]

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  Yesterday we showed off the profile of the 2014 Kia Forte. Now here’s the mug. Unlike its twin the Hyundai Elantra, the Forte  will come with either a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine with 148 hp and 131 lb-ft of torque or a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder with 173 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque. The base engine gets […]

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Kia Forte Previewed Prior To LA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/kia-forte-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/kia-forte-2014/#comments Tue, 27 Nov 2012 17:54:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=468168 The Kia Cerato is already on sale in world markets, but we’ll be getting our first taste of it, in the form of the Forte. Expect a three-car lineup, similar to the Elantra, with a hatchback and even a coupe model. No word on whether the hatch is based off the Cerato, or the European […]

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The Kia Cerato is already on sale in world markets, but we’ll be getting our first taste of it, in the form of the Forte. Expect a three-car lineup, similar to the Elantra, with a hatchback and even a coupe model. No word on whether the hatch is based off the Cerato, or the European […]

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Kia Plans The Cee’ds For The Next Forte http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/kia-plans-the-ceeds-for-the-next-forte/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/kia-plans-the-ceeds-for-the-next-forte/#comments Sun, 29 Jul 2012 19:56:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=454677 Kia revealed these pictures of the next Forte, with absolutely zero details about the car itself. I suppose it’s fair to say that they’ve planted the “cee’ds” in our minds…    

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Kia revealed these pictures of the next Forte, with absolutely zero details about the car itself. I suppose it’s fair to say that they’ve planted the “cee’ds” in our minds…    

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Kia Procee’ds With New Cee’d. Puns Are Not Our Forte. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/kia-proceeds-with-new-ceed-puns-are-not-our-forte/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/kia-proceeds-with-new-ceed-puns-are-not-our-forte/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 22:04:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=431045 The new Kia Cee’d may have a stupid name, but everything else about the car looks pretty attractive. Well, maybe not the grille. They also refrained from releasing any specs at all alongside these photos, so you’ll have to wait until March’s Auto Show to get the scoop. The Forte is a little dated by […]

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The new Kia Cee’d may have a stupid name, but everything else about the car looks pretty attractive. Well, maybe not the grille. They also refrained from releasing any specs at all alongside these photos, so you’ll have to wait until March’s Auto Show to get the scoop. The Forte is a little dated by […]

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