Used 2013 Kia Forte Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of the 2013 Kia Forte

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 Pros Top safety scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

 Pros Impressive braking abilities, with coupe models stopping from 60 mph in only 118 feet.

 Pros Three body styles to choose from.

 Pros Higher trims get sophisticated exterior details.

 Pros Generous cargo space in all three body styles.

 Pros Controls are all easy to use, including those for electronics.

 Pros Roomy front seats.

 Pros Both engines yield fantastic fuel economy.

 Pros The 2.4-liter engine provides brisk acceleration and lively driving experience.

 Pros Base audio system is surprisingly decent.

 Pros Plenty of features and packages for customization.

 Cons Base engine is one of the slowest in this segment.

 Cons Rear seat in coupe is cramped.

 Cons Handling is doughy.

 Cons Cabin does not compete with others in the class.

 Cons Wind, road, and engine noise are bothersome in the cabin.

 Cons SX models have a significantly firmer ride.

 Cons Cheap materials are used throughout interior.

 Cons Technology package is not available on base model.

 Cons Manual transmission is unpleasant and decreases fuel economy, unlike you would expect.