2016 Kia Forte
2016 Kia Forte
Posted on August 26, 2015
The 2016 Kia Forte sedan is an excellent small car whose
cabin belies its size. The compact sedan market is a tough one to break into,
yet the Forte has secured its own corner of that market. Thanks to sharp
design, generous technology build quality and competitive pricing, the Kia
Forte is the sedan to beat right now.
2016 Kia Forte design
The design is the 2016 Kia Forte's strong point. It has
always been a good looking sedan, but the current shape is definitely the best.
The signature tiger nose is present and correct at the front and gives a very
recognizable face. A sloped hood, angled windshield and sloping roof draw the
eye along the profile.
The low, wide stance, alloy wheels and tight rear all
indicate a sportiness that is echoed in the performance. The Forte does have a
sporty edge to it, but is also a very practical four door sedan.
The interior has been very thoughtfully designed to echo
that of the exterior. Materials are much improved from previous models, with
soft touch surfaces everywhere. Seats are comfortable and supportive, head and
legroom is generous and technology is everywhere. The cabin has been very well
Engine and transmission
When buying the 2016 Kia Forte, you can either have a four
cylinder 1.8-litre engine that produces 145 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque or a
2.0-litre GDI four cylinder that produces 173 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque. Both
use a six speed manual transmission with automatic as an option.
We think the 2.0-litre engine with direct injection and the
automatic transmission option will be the most popular. It has more power and
that transmission is very slick indeed. Either engine has enough power to
propel the Forte along apace and is smooth in all situations.
2016 Kia Forte trims
The 2016 Kia Forte comes in three trims, LX, EX and SX. The
Forte LX offers the 1.8-litre engine,15 inch wheels, keyless entry, air
conditioning, reversing camera, power accessories, power heated side mirrors,
and satellite radio with CD audio.
The EX adds 17 inch alloy wheels, automatic lighting, heated
front seats, upgraded interior trim, LED driving lights, fog lights, cooled
glovebox, Kia UVO infotainment and plenty of options.
The SX adds xenon lighting, LED tail lights, auto folding
side mirrors, leather interior, heated rear seats, cooled power driver's seat,
alloy pedals, climate control, LCD instruments, keyless entry and ignition and
There is a lot to like about the 2016 Kia Forte. It's a
great looking car with the performance to match. It offers generous passenger
space, lots of features and a very competitive price.
See the 2016 Kia Forte for yourself at GeorgetownKia, 199 and 314 Guelph Street, Georgetown, Ontario.