2016 Kia Forte Koup
2016 Kia Forte Koup
Posted on August 16, 2015
The 2016 Kia Forte Koup is a car with a lot to offer. It is
a two door variant of the Kia Forte line that delivers quality, style and niche
appeal in equal measure. The Koup is a car with plenty of presence and is still
rare enough to give a little brand cache too. Ideal for those who like a
quality car that's a little different.
Since the redesign in 2014, the Koup is now one of the best
cars in its segment. Quality interiors, good engines, a solid platform and
great value for money make this a worthy option for anyone in the market for a cool
2016 Kia Forte Koup design
The design of the 2016 Kia Forte Koup is sleek. There is a
definite flow to the profile, one that must have come directly from the wind
tunnel. The narrow front with its tiger nose grille and large intake give a
definite sporty look while the angled headlights add a little masculinity to
Fluted door panels and a high waist combined with sloped
roofline make the Koup very nice to look at in profile. The rear end definitely
has an air of Alfa Romeo about it, which elevates it in our eyes.
The inside is simple yet inspired. There is an intentionally
minimalist appeal to the dashboard, with the lack of centre stack a positive in
our opinion. A simple layout ensures everything is within reach and looks and
feels good. Passenger space is unusually generous for this size car too.
Engine and transmission
There are two engine options for the 2016 Kia Forte Koup.
The first is a 2.0-litre inline four cylinder that produces 173 hp and 154
lb-ft of torque. The second is a 1.6-litre turbo four that produces 201 hp and
195 lb-ft of torque. Both use either a six speed manual or automatic
transmission to send power to the front.
Both engines are smooth and quiet. The transmissions offers
slick gear changes and utilises the available power well while also keeping
decent gas mileage.
2016 Kia Forte Koup trims
There are two trim levels to the Koup, Ex and SX. The Koup
EX comes with the non-turbo engine and offers 17 inch alloy wheels, power
everything, heated seats, air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry and
ignition, power mirrors and CD audio.
The Koup SX offers the turbocharged engine, 18 inch alloy
wheels and climate control.
The 2016 Kia Forte Koup is a great car that has a lot to
offer. It can comfortably fit four, has a pair of great engines and a
refinement you usually have to pay a lot more to achieve. Overall, we think
this is a great car!
Check out the 2016 Kia Forte Koup for yourself at Kia ofHamilton, 1885 Upper James St, Hamilton ON, L9B 1K8.