3. 2014 Kia Forte 5-Door
Kia surprised the car crowd when it debuted its five-door hatchback version of the Forte compact. While the base-level EX trim isn’t much to get excited about, the SX model comes with a 1.6-liter turbocharged four cylinder with 201 hp.
Styling looks similar to the Europe-only Pro’ceed three-door hatchback and more importantly, it gives Kia an intriguing product that won’t cannibalize customers from parent company Hyundai.