2. 2015 Kia Forte
Starting price: 16,815
The Kia Forte is one of the most affordable and powerful estate cars on the market today. Kia also delivers a very nice 10-year powertrain warranty on the auto when buying it new, and it has some of the best storage space of all estate cars sold. The stock engine in the Forte is a 1.8 liter four-cylinder engine rated at 148 horsepower that is coupled to a six-speed manual transmission with an option to upgrade to a six-speed automatic. When buying the car new, consumers can also choose to upgrade to a 2.0 liter four-cylinder rated at 173 horsepower or a 1.6 liter four-cylinder rated at 201 horsepower. The Forte can go from zero to 60 MPH in 6.4 seconds, and it has a top overall speed of 138 MPH. The overall fuel efficiency of the car is rated at 21 MPG (city) and 29 MPG (highway).