Her and His Reviews
November 30, 2009
2010 Kia Forte
There are always two sides to everything, right? Well, the truth is there are many more than that!
To keep our car reviews innovative and well-rounded, we are providing you with not just one, but two points of view on the same exact vehicle –
Her and His perspectives.
Her: Anne Fleming, Car Buying Advocate,women-drivers.com
His: Chuck Kerber, Writer, AutomobileJournal.com
|MSRP:$19,290 as tested||MSRP:Price as Tested: $19,290.00|
|25 mpg/City and 34 mpg/Highway||25 MPG City, 34 MPG Highway|
|Dual seat mounted air bags, full length side curtain airbags, four-wheel disc brakes, ABS, stability control.||
|Hands-free Bluetooth® bonus included in all models, and the EX upgrades to Sirius Satellite Radio® and CD stereo with six (6) speakers. USB jacks, auxiliary and steering wheel controls are included in EX.||One exceptional value for the new Forte is the I-Pod/USB connection, Satellite Radio, and Blue Tooth connection... all standard on every new Forte! This will surely attract hordes of young drivers. As an added convenience, the ES and SX have steering wheel mounted controls for Bluetooth and Stereo.|
|Aesthetics & Styling|
|This updated sedan is head over heels above its predecessor, the Spectra. The clean lines and attractive exterior design may be somewhat Honda-esque, but either way, the Forte is a top contender. Sunroof included.||The Kia Forte is an attractive vehicle. Its slanted roof line and fluid design make it an attractive option for buyers who are considering other sub-compact vehicles.|
|Non-tangibles / Other|
|Tremendous value for its class. For a brand that has been gaining recognition and market penetration, the Forte is securing KIA its strongest year yet. Assembly, Korea.||The Kia Forte competes with the Toyota Corolla, Nissan Sentra, Hyundai Elantra, and Honda Civic. With its list of standard and optional features, it should appeal to a range of ages. With the increased reliability marks and visionary design, Kia will continue to grow-possibly outperforming the competition in the future.|