2016 Kia Forte

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2016 Kia Forte Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact Car of 2016

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2016 Kia Forte after 90-days of ownership.
  • The vehicle's voice recognition and bluetooth
  • Rear visibility
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2016 Kia Forte during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • Vehicle stability in poor conditions
  • Styling of the dashboard

Performance Specs

MPG City

24 - 26


35 - 39


145 - 173


6 speed, Automatic w/OD, 6 speed, Manual w/OD


Regular Unleaded I-4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2016 Kia Forte Review

The instantly recognizable Kia Forte delivers a spacious interior technologically advanced features and outstanding performance. It’s everything you’re looking for in a compact sedan –and more. Each model is equipped with a powerful engine with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing for exciting performance increased power and reduced emissions. Choose from 2 models starting at $15 990 for the LX the top of the line EX starts at $19 990. Daily commutes are a pleasure thanks to a variety of technologically advanced features providing comfort and convenience. Available features like driver's memory seat and voice-command navigation combine to ease your drive. Available features include the UVO eServices Infotainment System and Rear-Camera Display. Do everything from managing your entertainment options to monitoring your driving environment all from your dash. The Forte is equipped with a number of innovative driver assist systems. Available features include Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Blind-Spot Detection among others. A number of exterior colors and interior finishes are available to personalize your new Forte for a vehicle that’s as unique as you. The Kia Forte… it’s everything you’re looking for.
Get in… relax… and go. You and your passengers will appreciate your Forte’s spacious comfortable tech-savvy interior. Settle in to an available 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support and two memory presets for the ideal seating position. With UVO eServices an available infotainment system you can manage your music make hands-free calls and much more. You can even check Vehicle Diagnostics on the large touch screen. Whenever you park UVO eServices can record your vehicle's location and help you find it by using your compatible smartphone.
Get peace of mind every time you drive with Forte’s advanced standard safety systems. Engineered to help you maintain control in harsh road conditions and in some emergency situations active safety systems function automatically so you can focus on driving. If the unexpected should happen numerous passive safety systems like side impact door beams and front seat belt pretensioners are there to help minimize injury. An advanced airbag system helps protect you and your passengers with a number of strategically positioned airbags and restraints.
Equipped with a powerful 145 horsepower 1.8-liter engine the Forte LX delivers a spirited and responsive ride. EX models provide added excitement with a 2-liter GDI engine pumping out 173 horsepower. Each of these engines feature Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing which helps increase power and reduce exhaust emissions. Get even more control with the available traction control system. When it senses wheel spin it transfers power to the tires that have the most traction.

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