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2016 Kia Forte sedan wins five star safety rating from NHTSA

2016 Kia Forte sedan wins five star safety rating from NHTSA

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In what is becoming a regular occurrence, another Kia has won top honours for safety. The 2016 Kia Optima and 2017 Kia Sportage won Top Safety Pick Plus from IIHS and now the 2016 Kia Forte wins a five star safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The 2016 Forte sedan was awarded four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover crash test. The hatchback and Koup versions have yet to be rated but we don’t expect much, if any difference in the result.

Safety is paramount in Kia designs and it shows. The 2016 Kia Forte comes with antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. A rearview camera is an option on LX and comes as standard on EX models. Kia Uvo e-services is also an option that includes roadside assistance and emergency crash notification.

2016 Kia Forte sedan
The 2016 Kia Forte sedan is a cool-looking car. Sleek, streamlined and aero in profile, it’s as nice to look at as it is to drive. This is the third year of the new design and it is resonating well with buyers. Improvements in build quality, engines, handling and features are all welcome, especially considering the price!

The cabin is spacious and nicely put together. Seating is comfortable, the controls have a solid feel and the driving position is very comfortable. Rear passenger space is surprisingly good considering the sloping roof and cargo space in trunk isn’t bad either.

The 2016 Kia Forte is also available as a hatch and coupe, the Koup. There are three engines to choose from, a 2.0-litre four cylinder that produces 173 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque, a 1.8-litre four that produces 145 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque and a turbocharged 1.6-litre that produces 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. All use a six speed automatic or manual transmission.

With several trim options across the three models, there are a lot of standard and optional features to choose from. The 2016 Kia Forte can be specified as a no-nonsense family hauler or a luxury model with every modern convenience. It is entirely up to you. Regardless of how you specify it, the Forte represents excellent value for money given the overall quality of the build and the drive.

The 2016 Kia Forte is an excellent car that offers unrivalled value for money. Visit Grimsby Kia, 435 South Service Road Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8 to see the great deals we have to offer!

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