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2014 Kia Forte Named Best New Compact Sedan By

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2014 Kia Forte


IRVINE, CA--Dec. 13, 2013: Kia Motors America's (KMA) 2014 Forte has been named the Best New Compact Sedan of 2014 by, putting Kia's European-inspired sedan in contention for the respected website's Best of 2014 award. editors picked six cars to compete for the annual award, and the Forte topped its segment with its style, performance and value.

"The all-new Forte continues to earn praise for its sleek design, exceptional performance and plethora of features," said Michael Sprague, executive vice president, marketing & communications, KMA. " speaks for, not only the industry, but also car buyers, and we are happy to have the Forte recognized for elevating the compact segment to new levels of sophistication with its premium features, comfortable cabin and refined ride." will announce the Best of 2014 award winner at the North American International Auto Show in January, 2014. The Forte stood out in its category for offering a wide variety of features and options, edgy styling and a comfortable ride. Earlier this year, the 2014 Forte also took first prize in the Today/MotorWeek $20,000 Compact Sedan Challenge.

"People buy compact cars because they are affordable and efficient, but that doesn't mean they have to be boring," said Patrick Olsen, editor-in-chief. "The Forte breaks the mold with its head-turning styling outside and an interior full of affordable creature comforts."

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