Used 2016 Kia Forte

2016 Kia Forte
List price range
$12,950 - $20,860

2016 Highlights

The 2016 Kia Forte receives just minor revisions to standard and optional feature availability. Most notably, the base LX trim is now offered on the Forte hatchback as well as the sedan.

Pros

  • Spacious interior for both sedan and coupe
  • numerous standard and optional features are available
  • quick acceleration from Forte EX and SX
  • dashboard and infotainment controls are easy to use
  • warranty coverage is better than most in the segment.

Cons

  • Some rivals offer better fuel economy
  • ride quality can get uncomfortable at times
  • IIHS frontal-impact safety scores are lower than most competitors.

Used 2016 Kia Forte for Sale

Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
23,158 miles
List$11,950
Est.Loan: $223/mo
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Kia Forte 2016 EX 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
24,464 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
EX
Auto Member
6.3 mi away
List$13,677
Est.Loan: $255/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Kia Forte 2016 Koup EX 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
9,820 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
Koup EX
(20)
Hersons Kia
18.3 mi away
List$13,991
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Dealer Notes
Certified. Silky Silver 2016 Kia Forte Koup EX FWD 6-Speed Automatic with Overdrive 2.0L I4 DOHC CVVT Clean Carfax! One Owner! 34/25 Highway/City MPG Kia Certified Pre-Owned Details: * 164 Point Inspection * Includes Rental Car and Trip Interruption Reimbursement * Vehicle History * Warranty Deductible: $50 * Limited Warranty: 12 Month/12,000 Mile (whichever comes first) Platinum Coverage from certified purchase date * Roadside Assistance * Transferable Warranty * Powertrain Limited Warranty: 120 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date Schedule a test drive today! If you want it, Herson's Has IT!
Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
39,828 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$12,472
Est.Loan: $233/mo
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Dealer Notes
"Black 2016 Kia Forte LX FWD 6-Speed Automatic 1.8L I4 DOHC Dual CVVT Air Conditioning
Kia Forte 2016 Koup EX 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
17,836 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
Koup EX
List$12,950
Est.Loan: $242/mo
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Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
28,356 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$12,000
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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2016 Kia Forte LX 1.8L I4 DOHC Dual CVVT 6-Speed Automatic Crimson Red Metallic Recent Arrival%2521 39/26 Highway/City MPG Younger Nissan VIP Program Includes 5 Free Oil Changes with Each Used and New Car Purchase. Not all qualify. See dealer for details. Wheels%3A 15%2522 x 6.0%2522 Steel w/Wheel Covers,Front Bucket Seats,Cloth Seat Trim,AM/FM/CD/MP3 Audio System,Carpeted Floor Mats,Trunk Cargo Hook,Cargo Net,Cargo Tray,Auto-Dimming Mirror,Mudguards,Protection Package,Front Center Armrest,Tachometer,ABS brakes,Brake assist,Bumpers%3A body-color,CD player,Delay-off headlights,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Front anti-roll bar,Front wheel independent suspension,Heated door mirrors,Illuminated entry,Low tire pressure warning,MP3 decoder,Occupant sensing airbag,Outside temperature display,Overhead airbag,Panic alarm,Passenger door bin,Passenger vanity mirror,Power door mirrors,Power steering,Power windows,Rear window defroster,Remote keyless entry,Split folding rear seat,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Traction control,Trip computer,Variably intermittent wipers,AM/FM radio%3A SiriusXM,Electronic Stability Control,Air Conditioning,Display%3A analog,4 Speakers,4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
17,281 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
CarMax
25.1 mi away
List$11,998
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
45,895 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$11,237
Est.Loan: $210/mo
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Kia Forte 2016 EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
65,870 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
EX
List$12,683
Est.Loan: $237/mo
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$666 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
"Forte 2016 6-Speed Automatic EX Reviews: * Spacious interior for both sedan and coupe; numerous standard and optional features are available; quick acceleration from Forte EX and SX; dashboard and infotainment controls are easy to use; warranty coverage is better than most in the segment. Source: EdmundsKia You will love our NO HAGGLE
Kia Forte 2016 EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
26,058 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
EX
List$13,990
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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2016 Kia Forte EX Black %2A%2ASUNROOF/MOONROOF%2A%2A, %2A%2ANAVIGATION/NAV/GPS%2A%2A, %2A%2AREAR BACKUP CAMERA%2A%2A, Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror w/HomeLink, EX Premium Package, Heated Front Seats, Immobilizer, Leather Seat Trim, Navigation System, Navigation w/HD Radio Technology, Power Sunroof, Push-Button Start w/Smart Key. Recent Arrival%2521 CARFAX One-Owner. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE%3A - Lowest Prices Every Day%3A Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy%3A This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked%2521 RECALL NOTICE%3A Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
27,068 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$12,580
Est.Loan: $235/mo
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Dealer Notes
2016 Kia Forte LXOdometer is 2657 miles below market average! FWD Steel Blue Metallic 6-Speed Automatic 1.8L I4 DOHC Dual CVVT 39/26 Highway/City MPGFresh oil change, State of MD safety Inspection, Fully detailed.Please don't hesitate to call and ask for the Used Vehicle department with any questions you may have about the vehicles!!! Please call 301-441-1313 and we will be very happy to help you in any way!!! See you soon!!!Reviews:* Spacious interior for both sedan and coupe; numerous standard and optional features are available; quick acceleration from Forte EX and SX; dashboard and infotainment controls are easy to use; warranty coverage is better than most in the segment. Source: Edmunds
Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
73,306 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$7,945
Est.Loan: $149/mo
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$218 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Visit Koons Automotive of Woodbridge online at www.koonsofwoodbridge.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 571-285-3277 today to schedule your test drive.
Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
24,364 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
Marlow Heights
32.4 mi away
List$13,295
Est.Loan: $248/mo
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Dealer Notes
GENIUS TOOLS & VEHICLE BENEFITS: Experience the Genius Way to Buy a Car at DriveTime with true online financing terms, no haggle pricing and a pressure free sales experience. Every vehicle at DriveTime is inspected prior to arriving on the lot and comes complete with a 5-Day vehicle return policy, 30 Day/1500 Mile Limited Warranty. DriveTime vehicles also include a FREE AutoCheck History Report plus an extensive list of vehicle features and safety information. With over 14,000 used cars, trucks, vans and SUVs nationwide, we have the vehicle you�ve been dreaming of! Note: Price excludes taxes and finance charges, and may exclude doc fees up to $299 and other applicable fees (where allowed by state law).
Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
19,303 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
5060 Auth Way
33.5 mi away
List$12,579
Est.Loan: $235/mo
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Prices exclude taxes, tags and %2524200 dealer processing charge. We try to confirm the accuracy of each listing. However, please call to confirm vehicle availability, equipment and price. 13.2 Gal. Fuel Tank,2 12V DC Power Outlets,2.937 Axle Ratio,4-Way Passenger Seat -inc%3A Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement,4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS Front Vented Discs Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control,60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat,60-Amp/Hr 600CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection,90 Amp Alternator,ABS And Driveline Traction Control,Air Filtration,Airbag Occupancy Sensor,Analog Display,Auto Off Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off,Black Grille w/Chrome Surround,Black Side Windows Trim,Body-Colored Door Handles,Body-Colored Front Bumper,Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding,Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent,Cargo Area Concealed Storage,Cargo Features -inc%3A Spare Tire Mobility Kit,Cargo Space Lights,Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim,Clearcoat Paint,Cloth Seat Trim,Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags,Day-Night Rearview Mirror,Delayed Accessory Power,Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins,Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors,Driver Foot Rest,Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags,Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags,Electric Power-Assist Steering,Electronic Stability Control %28ESC%29,Engine%3A 1.8L I4 DOHC D-CVVT MPI,FOB Controls -inc%3A Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate,Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting,Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster,Front Anti-Roll Bar,Front Bucket Seats -inc%3A 6-way adjustable driver's seat,Front Center Armrest,Front Cupholder,Front Windshield -inc%3A Sun Visor Strip,Front-Wheel Drive,Full Carpet Floor Covering,Full Cloth Headliner,Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets,Fully Galvanized Steel Panels,Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers,Gauges -inc%3A Speedometer Odometer Engine Coolant Temp Tachometer Trip Odometer and Trip Computer,HVAC -inc%3A Underseat Ducts,Illuminated Glove Box,Interior Trim -inc%3A Chrome Interior Accents,Light Tinted Glass,Low Tire Pressure Warning,Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints,Manual Air Conditioning,Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column,Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc%3A Rear Center 3 Point Height Adjusters and Pretensioners,Outside Temp Gauge,Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Down,Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature,Power Rear Windows,Radio w/Seek-Scan Clock and Speed Compensated Volume Control,Rear Child Safety Locks,Rear Cupholder,Remote Keyless Entry w/Illuminated Entry and Panic Button,Remote Releases -Inc%3A Mechanical Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel,Seats w/Cloth Back Material,Side Impact Beams,Single Stainless Steel Exhaust,Spare Tire Mobility Kit,Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs,Tires%3A P195/65R15,Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs,Transmission%3A 6-Speed Automatic -inc%3A active eco system and sportmatic 2.937 Axle Ratio,Trip Computer,Trunk Rear Cargo Access,Urethane Gear Shift Knob,Variable Intermittent Wipers,Vinyl Door Trim Insert,Wheels%3A 15' x 6.0' Steel w/Wheel Covers,Window Grid Antenna,Wireless Streaming
Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
16,895 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
DARCARS Lanham Kia
33.9 mi away
List$13,000
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Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
40,669 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$11,250
Est.Loan: $210/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
2016 4D Sedan Clear White 2016 Kia Forte LX FWD 1.8L I4 DOHC Dual CVVT Easterns Automotive Group has sold used cars in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia communities for over 30 years and has sold over 100,000 certified used vehicles. Every Easterns vehicle has passed a rigorous Multi-Point Quality Certification and a 7-day return policy so you can buy with confidence. Clean CARFAX. 6-Speed Automatic 26/39mpg 39/26 Highway/City MPG Easterns operates an 'open inventory' and any of our cars can be transferred and purchased from any location. Easterns has six convenient used car dealerships around Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. Search our vast inventory of over 1000 cars and remember at Easterns Your Job Is Your Credit. Reviews: * Spacious interior for both sedan and coupe; numerous standard and optional features are available; quick acceleration from Forte EX and SX; dashboard and infotainment controls are easy to use; warranty coverage is better than most in the segment. Source: Edmunds
Kia Forte 2016 EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
29,250 miles
Cpo 2016
Kia Forte
EX
List$16,800
Est.Loan: $306/mo
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Dealer Notes
A ONE OWNER LOCAL TRADE-IN WITH LOW MILES. Call today to schedule your test drive or go online to www.parsonskiaofwinchester.com
Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
18,159 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
CarMax
40 mi away
List$12,998
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Loaner

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Compact cars aren't usually known for being chock full of the latest and greatest toys, but if you take a closer look at the 2016 Kia Forte, you'll quickly find out that it's got a lot to offer. Plus, you can get the Forte as a sedan, hatchback or coupe, so it can satisfy a variety of different needs. Find out why the Forte is one of our favorite compact cars.

vehicle overview

Kia redesigned the Forte in 2014, and the results were impressive. Here's a car in any of its three iterations -- sedan, hatchback or coupe -- that offers a fair price, peppy acceleration, generous standard features and a comfortable cabin with quality materials. Regardless of which body style you prefer, you'll likely find the Forte to be one of the most attractive cars in its segment.

The 2016 Kia Forte keeps that ball rolling with nothing but mild tweaks to trim levels and packages. We're particularly impressed with the level of standard and available equipment. The base LX trim level offers Bluetooth and USB connectivity as standard, while traditionally high-end options such as xenon headlights, keyless ignition and entry, and selectable steering assist are available. Even a ventilated driver seat and heated rear seats are on the Forte's option sheet.

The 2016 Kia Forte is one of our top recommended sedans.

There are three different engines for the 2016 Kia Forte, two of which offer competitive power and acceleration. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder makes the Forte one of the quickest cars in the segment, while an even stronger, turbocharged 1.6-liter four is available on SX versions of the coupe and hatchback. For those who place economy above excitement, however, none of the Forte powertrains offers exceptional fuel efficiency.

There are plenty of excellent choices for a compact car this year. The Mazda 3 is a class leader thanks to its sophisticated blend of comfort, athleticism and impressive real-world fuel economy. Also notable are the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra and Volkswagen Golf or Jetta. All are well-rounded and come with competitive levels of refinement and comfort. But with its roomy interior, upscale features, strong engine lineup and sharp styling, the 2016 Kia Forte remains a very credible choice when you're shopping for an affordable sedan, coupe or hatchback.

The One to Buy

You'll be saving money simply by choosing the Forte over its competition. We recommend spending a little more to get the Forte EX with Premium package solely for the 7-inch touchscreen, which features an infotainment system that is one of the best in the segment.

trim levels & features

The 2016 Kia Forte is available as a sedan in LX and EX trim levels. The two-door coupe (Koup) is offered in both EX and sportier SX trims, while Kia's Forte four-door hatchback (Forte 5) comes in LX (new for 2016), EX and SX trims.

Standard features on the LX sedan include 15-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, air-conditioning, full power accessories, a trip computer, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, a USB port and an auxiliary audio jack.

Optional for the LX is the Popular package, which includes automatic headlights, cruise control, upgraded interior upholstery and trim, a rear seat armrest, a rearview camera, a 4.3-inch touchscreen and six speakers. There's also the Popular Plus package that includes the above equipment and adds 16-inch alloy wheels.

Upgrade to the EX and you'll enjoy all of the above plus the more powerful 2.0 liter engine, 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, LED running lights, power-folding outside mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, adjustable steering effort and a cooling glovebox.

For the EX, there's an optional Premium package with a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a 7-inch touchscreen, a navigation system, Kia's Uvo eServices telematics and HD radio.

A touchscreen interface and a ventilated driver seat are some of the upscale features available on the 2016 Kia Forte.

On top of that you can add the EX Premium Plus package with LED taillights, a 10-way power driver seat with ventilation, driver memory settings, a heated steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control (with rear seat air vents), an upgraded gauge cluster and heated outboard rear seats.

From a features and equipment standpoint, the EX hatchback and coupe essentially mirror the sedan. SX versions include those features but add a turbocharged engine, larger front brakes, 18-inch wheels and unique front and rear styling. The EX and SX's Premium Tech packages essentially provide the optional features found in the Premium and Premium Plus packages.

performance & mpg

The Forte LX is powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine making 145 horsepower and 130 pound-feet of torque. Power runs to the front wheels through a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The EPA's fuel economy estimates for the Forte LX sedan are 31 mpg combined (26 city/39 highway) with the automatic. The LX manual returns 30 mpg combined (25/37).

The EX gets a 2.0-liter four-cylinder generating 173 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque (148 lb-ft with SULEV emissions). This engine comes only with the six-speed automatic. Forte EX sedans rate 28 mpg combined (24 city/35 highway), but we were impressed with the 32 mpg that a Forte EX achieved on our Edmunds evaluation route. EX hatchbacks and  coupes also rate 28 mpg combined, but have slightly lower highway figures.

The SX versions of the Forte Koup and Forte 5 have a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder good for 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. On both body styles, you have a choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. Kia Forte SX hatchbacks rate 24 mpg combined (21/29) with either transmission. For the Koup, fuel economy estimates stand at 25 mpg combined (22/29) with the manual and the same 25 mpg combined (22/30) with the automatic.

For all Forte engines, the above EPA fuel economy estimates are decent, though some rival compacts can eclipse them by a few mpg, particularly those with specialty eco-themed models.

In Edmunds testing, a Kia Forte EX sedan accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds, while a Forte 5 SX with a manual transmission did the sprint in 6.9 seconds. Both times are quick for the compact car segment.

safety

Every 2016 Kia Forte comes standard with antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. A rearview camera is optional on LX and standard on EX. The optional Uvo eServices telematics bundle includes roadside assistance, emergency crash notification and secondary driver (i.e., teenage) monitoring features that include notifications when curfew, vehicle speed and vehicle location limits are exceeded.

In Edmunds brake testing, a Forte EX sedan came to a stop from 60 mph in 121 feet, while a Forte 5 SX turned in a 114-foot effort. Both are slightly better than average for this segment.

Government crash tests of the 2016 Forte sedan saw it earn a five-star rating (out of five), with four stars for overall frontal-impact protection and five stars for overall side-impact protection.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Forte its highest score of "Good" in its moderate-overlap frontal-offset impact test as well as its side-impact, roof-strength and whiplash protection (seatbelts and head restraints) tests. In the agency's small-overlap frontal-offset impact test, however, the Forte received the second-lowest rating of "Marginal."

driving

The 2.0-liter, 173-hp four-cylinder in the 2016 Kia Forte EX is one of the more responsive engines you'll find in this class. Although the output doesn't translate to blazing acceleration, the Forte EX is certainly quicker than the norm. From an aural standpoint, however, the 2.0-liter can both sound and feel somewhat buzzy during hard acceleration. The available 201-hp turbocharged 1.6-liter engine makes for an even livelier experience in both the hatchback and coupe, transforming the Kia into a genuinely speedy little car.

The 2016 Kia Forte coupe and hatchback have a strong available turbo engine that provides some of the best acceleration in this class.

The automatic transmission provides smooth shifts, and it's surprisingly responsive with downshifts during typical passing and merging situations. The slick-shifting six-speed manual for the SX versions is pleasant to operate and makes the most of the turbocharged engine's power.

Most shoppers in this segment will likely be satisfied with the Forte's overall ride quality. But the Forte's suspension is occasionally a bit firm and unrefined. Rougher roads produce a somewhat busy ride, whereas rivals like the Focus, Mazda 3 and Volkswagen Golf feel relatively isolated over broken pavement. They're also typically more precise when negotiating turns. The Forte feels steady on winding roads, but it's not particularly engaging.

interior

The 2016 Kia Forte is much more than just an economy car stuffed with gadgets. Boasting a handsome cabin furnished with quality materials in the higher trim levels (EX and SX), the Forte gives premium-brand compacts a run for their money. In addition, the Forte's high-tech features are well-designed and easy to use. Its touchscreen interface, with large, logically positioned virtual buttons, is one of the better examples of this technology.

Whether you're taking along kids or adults, the Forte's rear seat should be sufficiently roomy.

Seat comfort front and rear in the sedan is very good, and even 6-foot adults should be comfortable sitting in back. The Koup's backseat is also spacious enough for average adults, and reasonably easy to access. The Koup's driver seat, however, is mounted a bit high, enhancing visibility for shorter drivers but compromising headroom for those who are taller.

The Forte sedan offers very generous cargo capacity, with a trunk capacity of 14.9 cubic feet, while the Forte 5 hatchback boasts 23.2 cubic feet with the rear seat up. The Koup provides 13.3 cubic feet of trunk space, a strong number for a compact coupe.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2016 Kia Forte.

Best compact car for the price!
Larry, 5/12/2016
The price for the base model with popular package (+$1000) is well worth it. The #1 reason that I chose Kia is that they do not use the CVT transmission that all of the other brands in it's class does. The 1.8L engine has plenty of power even with the air conditioner on high and with passengers. The interior is very nice for a base model and the popular package gets you a lot, including backup camera, Bluetooth, etc. Trunk space is best in it's class. If you can get a 2016 with the PP for under $18K you will not regret it and remember the transmission! CVT 's wear out at around 70,000 miles and cost around $7000 to replace (they cannot be repaired) perhaps this is why Kia chooses to not to use them because of their 100,000 mile warranty, KIA uses the dual clutch transmission. The hand controls are very ergonomic which helps keep your eyes on the road. Kia does not deal with Takata Airbags (look up Takata Airbag Inflators) I cannot express enough about staying away from any auto that is equipped with the CVT transmission. Kia along with Mobis (a German engineering company) have engineered great autos.The Cons: I only have only 1 and that is when driving the Forte all you see is the road which is great for an experienced driver, but for a beginner they are bound to miss judge resulting in hitting curbs etc.
Downsize for a reason.
Joe Shary, 11/10/2016
I wanted a coupe as I live alone and don't need a lot of car roominess. Sold a money draining 2012 BMW M3 (extremely poor fuel mileage and California prices for fuel along with Nevada Dealership mechanics not able to routinely repair problems while under warranty along with $900/yr license tags). As of now I made a great move. Car performs as expected and being over 70 yrs. old is just what is needed - economical transportation. Vehicle performs up to expectations and am still positive about owning and driving it. Really enjoy the mileage per gallon experience and the ride is comfortable. Glad I bought the vehicle. Might look to upgrade to a new KIA in the next two years.
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Features & Specs

MPG
25 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
173 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
22 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
201 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
201 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.3%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Marginal
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2016 Kia Forte Overview

The Used 2016 Kia Forte is offered in the following submodels: , , . Available styles include LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A), EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A), LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M), LX 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A), EX 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A), SX 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A), SX 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Koup SX 2dr Coupe (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Koup EX 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6A), and Koup SX 2dr Coupe (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2016 Kia Forte?

Save up to $666 on one of 45 Used 2016 Kia Forte for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $7,945 as of08/13/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2016 Kia Forte trim styles:

  • The Used 2016 Kia Forte LX is priced between $7,945 and$14,998 with odometer readings between 7833 and73306 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Kia Forte EX is priced between $12,683 and$16,995 with odometer readings between 817 and65870 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Kia Forte Koup EX is priced between $12,950 and$20,860 with odometer readings between 19 and17836 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Kia Forte SX is priced between $13,000 and$14,989 with odometer readings between 7688 and35285 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Kia Forte Koup SX is priced between $17,998 and$17,998 with odometer readings between 9825 and9825 miles.

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Which used 2016 Kia Fortes are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2016 Kia Forte for sale near. There are currently 45 used and CPO 2016 Fortes listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $7,945 and mileage as low as 19 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a used car from our massive database to find cheap prew-owned vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 2016 Kia Forte. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $666 on a used or CPO 2016 Forte available from a dealership near you.