Used 2016 Kia Forte Sedan

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.

Used 2016 Kia Forte Sedan for Sale

Kia Forte 2016 EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
34,826 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
EX
List$13,571
Est.Loan: $254/mo
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Brown's Sterling Nissan has a wide selection of exceptional pre-owned vehicles to choose from, including this 2016 Kia Forte. This wonderfully fuel-efficient vehicle offers a supple ride, quick acceleration and superior styling without sacrificing MPGs. This 2016 Kia Forte has such low mileage it has been parked more than driven. This is the one. Just what you've been looking for. More information about the 2016 Kia Forte: The Forte is a compact that's one size down from the Kia Optima and one up from the Kia Rio. It competes in a crowded segment, against some very established nameplates like the Toyota Corolla, Honda Accord, Nissan Sentra, Hyundai Elantra, Volkswagen Jetta and Ford Focus, as well as the Chevrolet Cruze and Dodge Dart. The Kia Forte stands out for offering a little more equipment for the same price -- as well as some standout comfort options, such as a heated steering wheel and cooled driver's seat. There's also a choice between three engines, a fuel-efficient 1.8L, a stronger 2.0L or, in the 2-door Koup, a 1.6L turbocharged unit. Every buyer should be able to find the right combination of power and fuel economy. This model sets itself apart with choice of powertrains, fuel-efficiency, standout comfort and convenience options, great list of standard equipment, and Stylish exterior Taxes, tags, processing fee of $899 and dealer installed accessories additional.
Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
35,266 miles
List$11,490
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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$300 Below Market
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There is no better time than now to buy this spacious 2016 Kia Forte LX, ready to do-it-all for you. Just Arrived!! SAVE AT THE PUMP!!! 39 MPG Hwy. CARFAX 1 owner and buyback guarantee!! Spotless! Optional equipment includes: Carpeted Floor Mats... We will be glad to transport any car, free of charge, to our Easterns Automotive Group locations in Manassas, Temple Hills, Hyattsville, Laurel, or Baitimore.
Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
43,828 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$9,987
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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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)
36,431 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$11,390
Est.Loan: $213/mo
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Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
49,185 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$9,749
Est.Loan: $182/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)
43,988 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
Marlow Heights
32.4 mi away
List$12,895
Est.Loan: $241/mo
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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 EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
24,267 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
EX
CarMax
36.1 mi away
List$13,998
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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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:Fleet
Kia Forte 2016 EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
29,250 miles
Certified Used 2016
Kia Forte
EX
List$16,800
Est.Loan: $306/mo
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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)
44,235 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$11,000
Est.Loan: $206/mo
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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)
56,470 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$9,988
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Clear White 2016 Kia Forte LX FWD 6-Speed Automatic 1.8L I4 DOHC Dual CVVT **BLUETOOTH**. Recent Arrival! 37/25 Highway/City MPG MD State Inspected w/Fresh Oil Change! Every Pre-Owned vehicle purchased from Criswell Chevrolet 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 Chevrolet 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)
12,599 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
(7)
Kia of Bowie
41.7 mi away
List$11,987
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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2016 Kia Forte LX Aurora Black **AUTOCHECK CERTIFIED**, **CLEAN AUTOCHECK**, 4 Speakers, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, ABS brakes, AM/FM radio: SiriusXM, AM/FM/CD/MP3 Audio System, Brake assist, CD player, Cloth Seat Trim, Delay-off headlights, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front wheel independent suspension, Heated door mirrors, Low tire pressure warning, MP3 decoder, Occupant sensing airbag, Overhead airbag, Panic alarm, Power door mirrors, Remote keyless entry, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Variably intermittent wipers.Odometer is 20896 miles below market average! 39/26 Highway/City MPG
Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
35,177 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$11,000
Est.Loan: $206/mo
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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)
73,393 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$9,450
Est.Loan: $177/mo
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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
Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
73,085 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
Reality Auto Sales
53.6 mi away
List$8,299
Est.Loan: $155/mo
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Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
31,786 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
(1)
Marlow Ford
59.6 mi away
List$10,529
Est.Loan: $197/mo
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$290 Below Market
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Really Nice Kia Forte 4Dr Here! Lots of Factory Warranty still remains! Low Miles! Clean, Sharp and ready for your enjoyment! Current Kelly Blue Book retail is $12,755! 2016 Kia Forte LX Deluxe 4Dr Sedan, Clear White w/Black Premium Cloth Interior. 1.8L I4 DOHC Dual CVVT, Automatic, Air Conditioning, Power windows & Power locks, Tilt wheel and Cruise control, Remote keyless entry.Odometer is 6,463 miles below market average! CARFAX One-Owner.Small dealer and Low Overhead equals BIG Savings! Marlow Ford, established in 2000, located in Luray, VA, is Page Countys only franchise and Ford dealership. We are proud to serve the Full-Service New Ford and Pre-Owned Automotive Sales, Service, Parts, and Financing needs of Virginia Shenandoah Valley!
Kia Forte 2016 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
10,553 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
LX
List$12,435
Est.Loan: $232/mo
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FULLY INSPECTED AND SERVICED, ~BACK UP CAMERA~, ~BLUETOOTH, HANDS-FREE CALLING~. Odometer is 21648 miles below market average! 39/26 Highway/City MPG Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Silky Silver 2016 Kia Forte LX 1.8L I4 DOHC Dual CVVT 6-Speed Automatic FWD We have finanacing on most vehicles. We welcome all trades! Customers Come First at Gene Latta Ford. Call us at 1-717-633-1999 or visit us on the web at www.genelatta.com.
Kia Forte 2016 EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
15,580 miles
Used 2016
Kia Forte
EX
List$14,996
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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$300 Below Market
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This 2016 Kia Forte is Carfax certified with no damage history and one owner. Its in perfect condition and just passed a Maryland State Inspection and a Kia Certification where we completed an oil and filter change, a four wheel alignment, and added four new tires. Its well equipped with a push button start, backup camera, navigation, power sunroof, leather seats, power windows, power locks, power seats plus so much more! Kia Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Includes Rental Car and Trip Interruption Reimbursement * Limited Warranty: 12 Month/12,000 Mile (whichever comes first) Platinum Coverage from certified purchase date * 164 Point Inspection * Warranty Deductible: $50 * Powertrain Limited Warranty: 120 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date * Transferable Warranty * Roadside Assistance * Vehicle History Jones Junction is proud to announce that 2018 marks their 101st consecutive year as a family-run automotive business serving the Harford County and surrounding Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware communities. The Jones family believes their success lies in focU dedication to hard work and integrity. Their goal is not simply to sell a car; it is to create a lifelong partnership with their customers. All prices plus Taxes, Tags, and $300 Dealer Processing fee, not required by law. Feel free to visit us at WWW.JONESKIA.COM, or come by today at 2001 Belair Road, Fallston, MD 21014.

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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.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2016 Kia Forte.

Well made & designed car for a bargain price!
Barry,05/21/2016
Bought the 2016 LX Forte automatic equipped with the popular equipment package, floormats, mud guards and a spare tire for $18,000.00 cash including all fees and taxes out the door. Be aware, it actually only comes with a tire repair kit and inflator as standard equipment. No trade was involved and that price included a $2,000.00 cash back and $400.00 military offer. I can honestly say that I haven't found anything that I don't like about this car. I have mostly been driving in the city and I have averaged a solid 29 MPG over the past 1,250 miles with the a/c always on. The 1.8 L engine has ample power and is smooth. The car rides and handles well and is very quiet. The seats both front and rear are very comfortable and I love the overall driving experience. I haven't found a single fault in this car and I have been over it with a fine tooth comb. I buy all my cars new and I usually keep them for about 12 years. I also do all of my own maintenance. I've owned Toyota, Honda and Nissan vehicles and to date this is the best example of value, function, and quality that I've encountered. I compared and drove all of the other cars in the Forte's class and for me this was the clear winner, even if I ignored the higher pricing of the competition. If you want a very well made car, packed with tons of standard options at a very good price, put this car at the top of your list!
Inexpensive well equipped car
Charles S.,05/02/2016
Ride handles well for the most part. Steering feels sluggish at times and engine sounds cheap. But overall the car accelerates quick and delivers a sportier driving feel than most cars in the segment. It also has good looks and nice technology options. Would buy another forte
I'm in Love
Jalee Finley,06/14/2016
I just purchased this car and I love everything about it!! There are three cons -(1) You cannot see the hood or front bumper despite how much you sit up or how close you sit to the steering wheel, and (2) you cannot see the back bumper, and (3) there is a small blind spot in the rear side views. That said, I love everything else about this car. I especially like the 6th gear and ability to downshift when needed. The audio could have been better, but I won't complain. The back seat is pretty spacious, and comfortable. The cup holders for the backseat are nice as well. If you have kids you will appreciate the plastic (instead of cloth or leather) on the backs of the front seats where their feet often touch/rest. This car has reinforced doors and PLENTY of airbags in case of collision.
Getting my Money's Worth
Tim C,04/08/2016
Yes the car is very affordable and I was lucky enough to get a great deal but the features this car comes with are comparable with more expensive models. The interior is roomier and more comfortable than what you would expect with a compact model and I'm a big guy used to driving SUVs and pickups. The engine has adequate pep and power to navigate the daily urban commute. I have been averaging around 38MPG but I do alot of interstate driving. To nitpick, the steering is slugish compared to other compacts and a little more noise gets into the cabin from the road than I would like. Still I have been very happy with my Forte.
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Features & Specs

MPG
26 city / 39 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
145 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
24 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
173 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
25 city / 37 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
145 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 Sedan Overview

The Used 2016 Kia Forte Sedan is offered in the following styles: LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A), EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A), and LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M).

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

Save up to $666 on one of 30 Used 2016 Kia Forte Sedan for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $8,299 as of09/25/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1.5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2016 Kia Forte Sedan trim styles:

  • The Used 2016 Kia Forte Sedan LX is priced between $8,299 and$12,999 with odometer readings between 10546 and73393 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Kia Forte Sedan EX is priced between $13,571 and$16,800 with odometer readings between 15580 and34826 miles.

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Which used 2016 Kia Forte Sedans are available in my area?

Used 2016 Kia Forte Sedan Listings and Inventory

There are currently 30 used and CPO 2016 Kia Forte Sedans listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $8,299 and mileage as low as 10546 miles. Simply research the type of used car you're interested in and then select a prew-owned vehicle from our massive database to find cheap used cars for sale near you. Once you have identified a used or CPO 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 Sedan. 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 Kia Forte Sedan 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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