Used 2016 Kia Forte

2016 Kia Forte
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2016 Kia Forte

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.
Kia Forte years
2016

Used 2016 Kia Forte for Sale

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$12,877
Est.Loan: $241/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
43,828 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$9,681
Est.Loan: $181/mo
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Kia Forte 2016 EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
12,511 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
EX
(7)
King Volkswagen
16.8 mi away
List$16,995
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Aurora Black Pearl 2016 Kia Forte EX FWD 6-Speed Automatic 2.0L I4 DOHC Dual CVVT 17 x 7.0 Alloy Wheels, Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror wHomeLink, EX Premium Package, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Heated Front Seats, Immobilizer, Leather Seat Trim, Navigation wHD Radio Technology, Power Sunroof, Push-Button Start wSmart Key, Radio: AMFMCDMP3SiriusXM Audio System, Steering wheel mounted audio controls.2016 Kia Forte EX FWD. Recent Arrival! 3524 HighwayCity MPGReviews:* 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 6A)
39,955 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$11,690
Est.Loan: $218/mo
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$614 Below Market
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"Silky Silver 2016 Kia Forte LX FWD 6-Speed Automatic 1.8L I4 DOHC Dual CVVTRecent Arrival! 39/26 Highway/City MPGReviews: * 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 6A)
41,300 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$12,685
Est.Loan: $237/mo
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"2016 Kia Forte LX FWD 6-Speed Automatic 1.8L I4 DOHC Dual CVVT 6.5J x 16"" Alloy Wheels
Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
49,185 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$9,699
Est.Loan: $181/mo
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CLEAN CARFAX! ONE OWNER!, THREE DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!, SHEEHY SELECT 125 POINT INSPECTION!, Forte LX, 4D Sedan, 1.8L I4 DOHC Dual CVVT, 6-Speed Automatic, FWD, Steel Blue Metallic, Gray w/Knit & Woven Cloth Seat Trim. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! 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 6A)
49,272 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$13,195
Est.Loan: $246/mo
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Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
39,141 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$11,599
Est.Loan: $217/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
44,235 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$9,770
Est.Loan: $183/mo
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$269 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Silky Silver 2016 Kia Forte LX FWD 6-Speed Automatic 1.8L I4 DOHC Dual CVVT 39/26 Highway/City MPG 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 Prices subject to change without notice and do not include Title, License, Registration Fees, State or Local Taxes or Processing Fees, if any. Please contact seller first for vehicle availability
Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
25,950 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$11,988
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Graphite Steel Metallic 2016 Kia Forte LX FWD 6-Speed Automatic 1.8L I4 DOHC Dual CVVT **BACKUP CAMERA**, **BLUETOOTH**, 6.5J x 16 Alloy Wheels, AM/FM/CD/MP3 Radio, Auto-On/Off Headlights, Cruise Control, Dual Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors, Front Passenger Seat Back Map Pocket, Knit/Tricot Cloth Seat Trim, LX Popular Plus Package, Map Light, Outside Mirrors w/ Turn Signal Indicator, Rear Center Armrest w/Cupholders, Sliding Armrest, Sunglass Holder. Recent Arrival! 25950 is 3263 miles below market average! 26/39 City/Highway MPG MD State Inspected w/Fresh Oil Change! Every Pre-Owned vehicle purchased from Criswell CDJR of Thurmont comes with a free CARFAX vehicle history report. The Used Vehicle Sale Price is plus sales tax, tag fees and a $300 processing charge. All prices, specifications, and availability are subject to change without notice. Pictures may be for illustrative purposes only; offers not valid on prior sales. Please contact Criswell C.D.J.R. Of Thurmont, MD for details and the most current information. 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 6A)
85,757 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
(7)
Kia of Bowie
41.7 mi away
List$8,987
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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2016 Kia Forte LX LX SUNROOF!. 6-Speed Automatic 1.8L I4 DOHC Dual CVVT FWD Gray39/26 Highway/City MPGReviews:* 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)
24,990 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
EX
List$14,990
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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$300 Below Market
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2016 Kia Forte EX Graphite Steel Metallic **** FRESH TRADE IN ALERT **** LOW MILES **** PREMIUM PKG **** BLUETOOTH **** DONT MISS OUT. Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: 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: 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! RECALL NOTICE: 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 EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
35,188 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
EX
List$14,987
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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***PRICED TO GO***, CLEAN CARFAX! ONE OWNER!, ***SUNROOF***, HEATED LEATHER SEATS!, **GREAT MPG**, TRACTION CONTROL!, ***BACKUP CAMERA***, 4 WHEEL INDEPENDENT SUPSENSION!, MAKES GREAT FAMILY CAR!, MANUFACTURER WARRANTY STILL APPLIED!!, NON SMOKER!, ***DEALER MAINTAINED***, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, Brake assist, Power steering, Power windows, Radio: AMFMCDMP3SiriusXM Audio System, Remote keyless entry, Speed-sensing steering, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Traction control. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL ANTWERPEN HYUNDAI, CATONSVILLE, MD (410) 744-3333, YOU'LL HAVE A DEDICATED SALES CONSULTANT TO FURTHER ASSIST YOUR NEEDS.,Recent Arrival! 3524 HighwayCity MPGReviews:* 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 6A)
37,780 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$12,000
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
73,306 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
34,982 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
Car Expo
47.2 mi away
List$11,590
Est.Loan: $217/mo
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Dealer Notes
2016 Kia Forte LX FWD Clean CARFAX. 26/39mpg 1.8L I4 DOHC Dual CVVT 6-Speed Automatic Reviews%3A %2A 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%3A Edmunds 4 Speakers,�_<AM/FM radio%3A SiriusXM,�_<AM/FM/CD/MP3 Audio System,�_<CD player,�_<MP3 decoder,�_<Air Conditioning,�_<Rear window defroster,�_<Power steering,�_<Power windows,�_<Remote keyless entry,�_<Steering wheel mounted audio controls,�_<Traction control,�_<4-Wheel Disc Brakes,�_<ABS brakes,�_<Dual front impact airbags,�_<Dual front side impact airbags,�_<Front anti-roll bar,�_<Front wheel independent suspension,�_<Low tire pressure warning,�_<Occupant sensing airbag,�_<Overhead airbag,�_<Brake assist,�_<Electronic Stability Control,�_<Delay-off headlights,�_<Panic alarm,�_<Bumpers%3A body-color,�_<Heated door mirrors,�_<Power door mirrors,�_<Carpeted Floor Mats,�_<Cloth Seat Trim,�_<Driver door bin,�_<Driver vanity mirror,�_<Illuminated entry,�_<Outside temperature display,�_<Passenger vanity mirror,�_<Tachometer,�_<Telescoping steering wheel,�_<Tilt steering wheel,�_<Trip computer,�_<Front Bucket Seats,�_<Front Center Armrest,�_<Split folding rear seat,�_<Cargo Net,�_<Passenger door bin,�_<Wheels%3A 15%2522 x 6.0%2522 Steel w/Wheel Covers,�_<Variably intermittent wipers
Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
31,101 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
Car Center
47.9 mi away
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
73,398 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$8,788
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Dealer Notes
CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Crimson Red Metallic 2016 Kia Forte LX FWD 6-Speed Automatic 1.8L I4 DOHC Dual CVVT ONE OWNER**, CLEAN CARFAX***, LOCAL TRADE**, BLUETOOTH***, GREAT GAS MILEAGE**++. Recent Arrival! 39/26 Highway/City MPG 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

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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.

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.

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.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2016 Kia Forte.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Best compact car for the price!
Larry,05/12/2016
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
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
201 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
22 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
201 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
25 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
173 hp @ 6500 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: Forte Hatchback, Forte Sedan, Forte Coupe. 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 EX 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Koup SX 2dr Coupe (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and Koup SX 2dr Coupe (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A).

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

Save up to $666 on one of 43 Used 2016 Kia Forte for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $6,995 as of10/21/2018, 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 $6,995 and$13,875 with odometer readings between 10553 and85757 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Kia Forte EX is priced between $12,877 and$16,995 with odometer readings between 12511 and35188 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Kia Forte Koup EX is priced between $13,190 and$15,524 with odometer readings between 15183 and24729 miles.

Shop with Edmunds for perks and special offers on used cars, trucks, and SUVs near Ashburn, VA. Doing so could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Edmunds also provides consumer-driven dealership sales and service reviews to help you make informed decisions about what cars to buy and where to buy them.

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 43 used and CPO 2016 Fortes listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $6,995 and mileage as low as 10553 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.

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Should I lease or buy a 2016 Kia Forte?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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