A-List Rides: 2018 Kia Forte5 SX Is Small But A Makes Big Impression

I’m consistently impressed by the evolution of Kia vehicles. Each time I review one of their vehicles, I’m always pleasantly surprised that their car design and functionality continue to be elevated. That was pretty much the impact that the 2018 Kia Forte5 SX had on me.

What I like about the current year model of the Kia Forte5 SX is that it really is the marriage of two thoughts: those who need a practical vehicle that works for daily needs and errands and those who want a car with a little muscle. This whip has the best of both words.

And it’s an attractive vehicle. See, I have a standing brunch appointment when I’m not traveling and this particular Sunday, the brunch spot my group of professional friends select is in picturesque Old Town Alexandria, an area about 8 miles outside of Washington, DC in Northern Virginia. (As you’ll see in the video, my midnight blue version had red accent features that add to the cool-factor.)

It’s not an area where you want to drive up in an unattractive car, so the hip, trendy design of the Kia Forte5 is perfect.

This car has an impressive ride for a compact and packs enough punch to make driving fun. Acceleration is strong – I mean, not NASCAR strong, but it good enough for assertive driving on the highway for sure. And despite being a smaller car, road noise is minimal and doesn’t distract from the music.

The Forte5 was good on gas as well. I boasted 25 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway.

Spin Control: With a price range starting at $18,200 and going upwards of $23,800 (really worth the extra money), the 2018 Kia Forte5 SX is an awesome small sized option that gives you a lot of bang for your buck.

Status: B+ LIST

VIDEO: So check out my inside look into 2018 Kia Forte5 SX and determine whether it’s automobile that meets your needs.


ABOUT JAWN MURRAY: Jawn Murray is a TV Host, Pop Culture Expert, Journalist and Influencer. Jawn has hosted specials for Travel Channel, NFL Network and EPIX; as well as appearing on “The Wendy Williams Show,” “The Meredith Vieira Show,” CNN, HLN and TV One’s “News One Now with Roland Martin” and “Unsung.” A former on-air personality on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, Jawn was named by the NAACP as one of “40 Power Players Under 40;” by Don Julio Tequila as one of Washington, DC’s “12 Most Influential Men;” and named by Ebony magazine as one of the “30 on the Rise” to watch in the entertainment industry.