Even among economy cars, it’s easy to find style, panache, performance, and technology. Most small sedans are styled and engineered to come across as more than merely an affordable transportation appliance.
But maybe that’s exactly what you’d want from your compact car — something simple and inexpensive in a world where auto prices have soared. If so, it’s time to take a look at the 2022 Kia Forte. This sedan is relentlessly competent, especially after a series of upgrades this year. And it’s priced from just $19,090 despite a healthy collection of standard features. And if you’re willing to spend more, the Forte is a still-affordable path to high-end amenities like heated and ventilated front seats, a Harman Kardon stereo, GPS navigation, and a 201-horsepower turbo engine. If that sounds appealing, keep reading to learn more about this budget-friendly sedan.