Kia Forte

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Compact, Hatchback


2012 Kia Forte

There is a new king in the versatile compact hatchback segment. The Kia Forte moved from its second place performance in 2011 to win the 2012 Vincentric Best Value in America award, ousting the two-time winner Honda Element. With a cost-of-ownership that was 6% lower than expected, the Forte made its way to the top due to best in class total cost-of-ownership, fixed costs, and insurance costs. 


Cost-of-Ownership Compared to Segment Averages

The Vincentric Best Value in America awards are based on the model level average of all trim levels within the model. Ownership costs for each trim level are measured at annual mileages of 10,000, 15,000, and 20,000.