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Should the 2015 Kia Forte be the Next Vehicle you Purchase?

As you are shopping for your next vehicle, one of many options to consider is the 2015 Kia Forte. The key thing to remember as you are shopping is simple – new is not necessarily better. A 2016 Kia Forte, for example, is just going to cost you more money than an older model because it has a newer year slapped on it. Let’s take a look at why this model may be better value for the money.

2015 ForteWhy you Might Like the 2015 Forte

With this particular make and model, Kia offers a little something for everyone. Whether you prefer the 2-door or 4-door sedan, they are both practical options.

Furthermore, every Kia Forte comes equipped with a generous warranty and a wide range of advanced tech features. If you have driven the 2014 Kia Forte, you might wonder what is different or special about this year’s model. Thanks to a complete redesign, you can count on this lineup to offer slightly better fuel economy than what its predecessor was able to provide. Furthermore, the rear backup camera is no longer a standard feature on the EX models. Instead, it is an optional add-on if you have an interest in the UVO package which is going to cost you roughly $900.

Driving Experience

If you consider yourself a driving enthusiast, you are likely considering this sedan because it has a sporty design and can get a 173-horsepower or 201-horsepower engine (depending on what model you get). Unfortunately, you may also be disappointed. While this is a vehicle with a suspension you can count on, it is not nearly as fun to drive as the Volkswagen Jetta or Mazda3, and its acceleration up hills is extremely slow.

If you are among the 99 percent of automobile buyers who are just looking for a reliable daily driver, this sedan is definitely an excellent choice. There are several features that will coddle both the driver and the passenger of this vehicle. As mentioned previously, the slightly disappointing level of comfort just makes the vehicle a little better when being used for short commutes as opposed to long drives.

What are the Favorite Features?The New 2015 Kia Forte

As with every past model in this Kia line, the UVO Eservices and FlexSteer are the top features offered on this particular automobile.

UVO Eservices is a safety feature that helps make up for the fact that the vehicle has such a disappointing crash rating. This system will connect to Bluetooth on your phone and track the airbags on the vehicle. If the airbags were to deploy, the system would tell the phone to call 911. This can be extremely beneficial if you were to be knocked unconscious during an accident. The system makes it possible to call for help and to tell the cops exactly where the vehicle is.

FlexSteer is the name of an amazing power steering system that gives the driver the flexibility of choosing between a few different driving modes including normal, sport, and comfort. Comfort being the most popular choice among drivers of this particular vehicle.

Disappointing Downsides to this Vehicle

By definition and classification, the 2015 Kia Forte is technically a larger sedan. However, it doesn’t give off that vibe with its sharp style elements and swoopy-looking profile. To make things a little worse, this vehicle has disappointing crash test results and the interior comfort level is not that much better. This doesn’t necessarily mean it is the worst vehicle on the market to purchase. It just means it isn’t going to be comfortable for long commutes and you might not consider it the best first vehicle for a teenager who is just learning to drive.

Unfortunately, looks are fairy deceiving with this sedan. While the vehicle certainly looks sporty, most enthusiasts agree it leaves a lot to be desired while you are driving it. Despite having some pretty low and reasonable base prices, the price skyrockets pretty quickly if you want to add additional options and extra features. Whether or not it ends up being a good buy really depends on how much you want those extra features.

2015 Kia Forte Final Verdict

The 2015 Forte is not a great first choice if you have plans of going on long distance drives or want a vehicle that is both sporty and fun to drive. With that being said, it is reliable and more than enough for someone who is looking for a compact car to go on short and daily commutes.