2014 Kia Forte Sedan

Nov 18th
“Forte” is how you say “Elantra” if you work for Hyundai’s Kia division, and viewed from that perspective, you have to wonder what’s the problem? The value-packed Elantra racked up more than 200,000 sales last year, even if it isn’t our favorite fork in the compact-car drawer. The outgoing Forte counted only a little more than a third of that…
2017 Kia Forte Sedan

Nov 9th
Korean parents, an Italian name, an exterior sculpted by a German, and a tag that says made in Mexico. This sounds like a recipe for schizophrenia, but the Kia Forte S somehow rises above its world-weary pedigree. This is the new-for-2017 bargain-basement (starting at $20,500) sports-sedan trim level that responds in meaningful ways to the gripes we’ve heaped on past…