09-26-2011, 12:22 AM
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2011 Kia Forte 5-Door
Two things have developed in the last decade: The compact segment has finally spawned vehicles we want to drive and Kia is no longer an automotive punchline. So why, when listing off top-notch C-segment vehicles like the Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze, Volkswagen Jetta, Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra, does the Kia Forte rarely make the cut?
It's packing everything compact buyers are looking for, including a fuel efficient drivetrain and loads of tech and amenities that used to be reserved for far pricier models - just like the rest of the pack. What's more, it's available in five-door form and can carry an MSRP that's over $1,000 less than the competition.
So why no love for the Forte? We spent a week with the new-for-2011 Forte SX 5-Door to find out.
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