2010 Kia Forte sedan named to the “Best New Cars of 2010” list

About.com names the 2010 Kia Forte sedan to “Best New Cars of 2010” list.

Recently named “Car of the Year” for 2010 by NADAguides.com, the 2010 Kia Forte sedan has now been named to the “Best New Cars of 2010” list by popular online resource About.com.

The 2010 Kia Forte was one of 12 vehicles selected by About.com for its attractive combination of high quality, extensive standard safety features and overall value.

Taking all new and redesigned vehicles for 2010 into consideration, About.com reviewed and selected the top 12 vehicles they felt best offered consumers an exceptional combination of value, style, quality, safety features and amenities.

“In today’s economy consumers are looking for an attractive, well-equipped vehicle at a great price point, and the stylish Forte sedan offers exactly that and more,” said Michael Sprague, vice president, marketing of Kia Motors America (KMA).

“Recognition from a widely referenced consumer site like About.com brings more attention and credibility to the progress of the Kia brand and consumers can expect to see more of our new signature design direction in the near future as we continue the largest product rollout in company history.”

Available in LX, EX and SX trims, pricing for the Forte sedan starts at $13.695 for the LX trim, while the EX begins at $15.995 and the SX starts at $17.495.  In addition to competitive pricing, Forte comes well-stocked with a long list of standard amenities, starting with a standard AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system outfitted with SIRIUS Satellite Radio capabilities with three months complimentary service.

Also standard on all models is an auxiliary audio input jack and USB port for connecting personal MP3 players as well as Bluetooth wireless technology and connectivity with steering wheel-mounted controls, which enables hands-free operation for all compatible mobile phones.

In addition to offering affordability and standard amenities, Forte also showcases a class-leading combination of standard safety features with active front headrests, advanced two-stage airbags, front seat-mounted and side curtain airbags, four-wheel disc brakes with an antilock brake system (ABS), brake assist (BAS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), electronic stability control (ESC), a traction control system (TCS) and a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS).

17 thoughts on “2010 Kia Forte sedan named to the “Best New Cars of 2010” list

  1. Hi everybody
    I am from Egypt
    I drive most kind of cars but first car is my lovely KIA Sephia 95 it’s all my world and when i buy new car it’s will be from KIA Company no one else but never sell my old one
    KIA ( The Power to Surprise )

  2. “Best New Cars of 2010″ the Kia FORTE… You just can’t argue with the facts.

    I bought mine in August and not only has my EX sedan run flawlessly, my dealer, Ryan Kia, Springfield PA (USA), couldn’t treat me better. Great car, great price, great service. If you’ve even thought for a moment that a new car might be in your future you needn’t look any further than the Forte.

  3. Why are some people so obsessed with hybrids?
    Some very good european DIESEL engines can get the same fuel consumption as a hybrid and almost the same CO2 output…oh and they’re cheaper…

  4. To further Jonathan’s statement “… And the technology has been around for over 100 years.”

    Nice Job Kia. I wonder where the Koup ranks?

  5. Kia is good car, but, their image is still not good.

    I saw Kia press conference at Detroit Auto show.


    Nice try. But, It is so ‘cheesy’ show.

    Sorry, But I think Kia America should approach more refined way.

    Like Apple-Computer like car companies.(innovation, excitement, fashionable..)

    Why Kia Motor America have no ‘John Krafcik-like’ person?

  6. Sorento, I think Schrayer is the guy,but that’s a few years off. They are pumping the Hyundai brand up first, while getting KIA more mainstream. Once KIA becomes more mainstream, they will get a guy in there who will take KIA Motors USA to new heights. Remember, they started with Hyundai in 2000. They turned it into a mainsteam brand by giving the car an aspriational upmarket look, and now they are fully upmaketing the brand.

    KIAs are now looking sporty, but I think they need to have variants that can pack a punch. KIA needs a halo Sports product to take the sporty look, and make the car perform how it looks. Then KIA needs to translate that performance through the range, boosted by a John Krafick like guy

  7. The Soul is like the last outgoing Current Gen Sonata for Hyundai, the car that gets people to notice the brand. Genesis was the brand defining statement. Now you guys need a product that can functon as a “Halo” car and a brand defining statement.

    A Kee with like 450Hp would get people into the dealers, and get people to take KIA seriously when it says it wants to be sporty. After that a Forte Wagon that can fairly beat a Mazda speed 3 would get people cemented into the Idea that KIA=Sport.

  8. Hyundai made a sedan that fairly beats and Kills Buick Regal=Sonata. Nex Gen Forte should be a Mazda 3 Killa, and Im confident it will. They might not even wait that long, they might just wait for a 2011 Refresh and do it that way.

  9. Sorrento, thats how its supposed to be. THEY HAVE ANTHONY SULLIVAN INTRODUCNG OUR VEHICLES MAN!!!!!!!! He was the Oxy Clean guy before Billy Mays, and we know Billy Mays died about 10 months ago.

    I think tat’ssweet.

    Now they need a young up and coming actor/Actress to advetise the cars too.

    I actually like where they are going with it they need to make it more funny, becuase it has that live/taped audience Comedy show vibe.

  10. I Like Hyundai’s press conference too. It was Professonal yet fresh. The music says techonolgically savy. Like the kind of cars younger professionals like myself under 40 should buy.

  11. They expect the viewer of the Hyundai press conference to be in tune to the way the world works these days, etc…. as that’s the buyer they want.

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