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Review: 2015 Kia Forte



The 2015 Kia Forte hits our Massillon showroom with a great set of standard features.

The 2015 Kia Forte hits our Massillon showroom with a great set of standard features.



The 2015 Kia Forte is an affordable car with excellent fuel economy that provides technology and safety features that stand above the rest.

The vehicle has a consumer rating of 9.1 out of 10 according to Kelly Blue Book. Current owners enjoy the extra features that come standard as well as they say it is a comfortable fun car.

The 2015 Kia Forte is available as a sedan in LX and EX trim levels. The two-door coupe (Koup) and four-door hatchback (Forte 5) are available in EX and SX trims. As you climb each trim, you’ll find plenty of great features and available packages that let you build your Forte exactly as you want it.

 Vehicle Brochure: 2015 Kia Forte


The standard Rearview camera provides the peace of mind of not only protecting you but others around you. This feature also makes parking and backing up easier, providing grids as well as a large 7inch screen for viewing.

It comes equipped with dual front air bags, front-seat-mounted airbags, and full length side curtain airbags for both the front and second row seating positions. Multiple airbags give you extra security in your daily commutes.

The optional Uvo telematics service is an excellent service that combines technology as well as hands free capabilities, keeping you connected. With the service comes a free smartphone app that brings your car features to the tip of your fingers.

Features Include:

  • roadside assistance
  • find my car
  • emergency crash notification

These features make this service convenient as well as keeping you and your passengers safe.

When it comes to first time drivers, the Uvo eService and app offers tracking that not only keeps the driver safe but also keeps mom at ease when her child takes the wheel by himself for the first time.  It alerts you when there is a passenger in the car with your teen and uses Geo Fence which is a monitoring feature to alert you when curfew is exceeded, when the location limits that you set are close to being reached or have exceeded, and the vehicle speed. All of these features will be seen on a map which is on your Uvo smart phone app.



The 2015 Kia Forte is stocked with premium features, making it a leader in technology.

It comes equipped with standard heated mirrors which are great for cold days when you don’t have a garage to keep your vehicle warm and you’re running late.

As stated earlier there is a Kia Uvo eservice with smart phone app that is an amazing feature that is convenient and user friendly. Within the app you can send destinations directly from your google maps to your car which makes the navigation process faster than ever.  You can run diagnostic checks on your vehicle which are then sent directly to the dealer which can then be used to notify you about any upcoming service that is needed. Large parking lots are no longer a threat, the parking minder sends the location of your car directly to your smartphone app.


Finding your car is becoming easier than ever with not only the parking minder, but also with the perimeter approach lighting. As you approach your vehicle with your key the car will sense you and automatically unfold the power mirrors and the driver door lights up. This allows you to not only find your car but also be able to see to open your car.

Bluetooth and USB connectivity keeps your hands on the wheel while also keeping you fully connected to the world.

The 60/40 split-folding rear seat allows you to store and haul with ease and when the seats are in regular position the area is then a hidden storage and cargo area. This dual feature is great and versatile for any family.

Some other features that are an option would be the cooling glove box which allows you to store items that need to be kept cold which is great for long travels. And heated and ventilated seats keep you warm in the winter and cold in the summer.

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Keeping the popular new redesign that was launched in 2014, the 2015 Kia Forte is stylish and sleek while staying affordable. (put the style in words)

You can choose form 10 different exterior colors and 8 interior colors as well as 4 different fabric choices all in which makes you new 2015 Kia Forte unique.

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This is one of few cars that offers different engine options including the option of a manual transmission.

Fuel economy is a strong suit with reaching up to 39mpg with the 1.8L engine. Stepping up to the larger 2.0L engine you will see an estimated mpg of 34. The option of a turbo engine produces up to 201 horsepower.



  • “With strong fuel economy, interior space, value, and an impressive list of available features that is almost unheard of in this segment, the Kia is a strong contender in its class. While we’d prefer the Kia to drive a little more enthusiastically, that’s simply not a priority for most prospective owners.” — Motor Trend


  • “To better compete in the small car segment, Kia redesigned the Forte last year. We were pretty impressed with the result, and it earned an ‘A’ rating from our staff as a result. And the 2015 Forte keeps that ball rolling. Pick the Forte and you get a fair price, peppy acceleration, generous standard features and a comfortable cabin with high-quality materials.” — Edmunds


  • “Since arriving on U.S. shores back in 1991, Kia has rapidly evolved from a purveyor of bargain-basement econoboxes into a stylish and fully modern brand that can compete with the best the mainstream market has to offer. Perhaps no model is as emblematic of Kia’s progress as the latest Forte, a compact sedan that combines the value for which the automaker has become known with an attention-grabbing exterior design and a high-quality cabin.” — Left Lane News

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Author: Jeff Russ

Lead blogger and content writer for the Waikem Auto Family in Massillon, Ohio. Product specialist in Ford, Nissan, Subaru, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Mitsubishi models. 2008 Graduate of Kent State University with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Married to wife Christina. Resides in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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