2019 Kia Forte EX Review: A Case For Cars

Verdict 6.8 / 10

Some automakers are predicting the end of the traditional car and planning future lineups comprised entirely of trucks and SUVs. It’s true, people are buying fewer and fewer cars in favor of SUVs, but perhaps that’s because some automakers just stopped making good cars. They might avoid this self-fulfilling prophecy if they do what Kia does and just make better cars, like this 2019 Kia Forte EX.

Want proof? The Forte was Kia’s best selling vehicle last year – better than the Sportage and Sorento SUVs – and it could be again in 2018.

All-new for 2019, the Forte features an exterior design inspired by the brand’s high-performance Stinger sedan, a new continuously variable transmission built in-house, and one of the most comprehensive offerings of technology and safety features you can find in any car, let alone a compact “economy” car. There’s really nothing “economy” about the new Forte – it looks, feels, and acts like a car of substantial worth.

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