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Hatchback Competition Heats Up with All-New 2014 Kia Forte 5-Door

Kia debuted the all-new 2014 Forte 5-door at the Chicago Auto Show Thursday. The Forte 5-door joins the redesigned 2014 Forte sedan that debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Autoblog reports that the Forte sedan is set to go on sale later this month, and the Forte 5-door will be in Kia showrooms in the third quarter of this year. Pricing for the Forte 5-door will be announced closer to the launch. The 2013 Kia Forte 5-door ... continue reading»

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Test Drive: 2012 Hyundai Accent

The 2012 Hyundai Accent GLS makes a good first impression, but the more time I spent with it, the more I found to dislike. I didn’t find anything that would make me strike the Accent from a small-car shopping list, but I found enough that I’d make sure to give the competition a close look. I tested the Accent GLS sedan, and the sleek exterior hides an expansive interior. I had tons of space, and even my tall ... continue reading»

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It's All in a Door Slam

Last week, Jamie Page Deaton, our managing editor, asked me if I would purchase a Kia Forte or a Hyundai Elantra. I’m a big fan of the Elantra because I love great values, and I think I surprised both of us by picking the Forte. Three factors led to my choice. The Kia Forte is available as a hatchback, which I prefer for increased utility. The Elantra isn’t. Second, the more I drive the Elantra, the more its ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte