The 2010 Kia Forte is one of Kia's classiest yet affordable models it has to offer. While some have mentioned that the Forte bears resemblance to the Honda Civic, in reality the Forte has a thick swage along the top of the flanks, giving the windows a chamfered, machined look. The Forte SX is fitted on 17-inch wheels, and the interior is clean and simple. While material quality in the interior are not the best, the Forte is up there with its class contemporaries like the Focus and the Civic.
The Forte also offers a leather package that fits perforated leather seats, giving the Forte that upscale look for a fraction of the cost. After aggressive test runs the Forte managed 28 mpg, landing it in the middle of its 22city/32 highway EPA numbers.