2016 Kia Forte SX (M6) Hatchback

2016 Kia Forte SX (M6) 4dr Hatchback
  • MSRP$20,990 Invoice$19,811
    • 21 City
    • 29 Hwy
  • Seating5
  • Doors4
  • Horsepower201 hp

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $921 $629 $483 $396 $338 $297

2016 Kia Forte Buyer's Guide

Fresh off of a redesign for the 2015 model year, the 2016 Kia Forte Sedan and hatchback are essentially carried over into the new model year unchanged. One of the most handsome models in the compact economy car category, the Forte’s modern and stylish appearance was penned at Kia’s U.S.-based design center in Irvine, California—and influenced by European sport-sedan styling, As a matter of fact, the head of Kia’s design department used to be one of the lead designers for Audi (and right about now you’re probably saying, “I thought it looked familiar…”). In Kia’s overall hierarchy, the Forte is its next-to-smallest entry. However, the handsome 2016 Kia Forte easily accommodates five passengers and their belongings in its spacious and thoroughly contemporary cabin.

What's the difference between trims?

2016 Kia Forte EX
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Foglights
  • Adjustable steering effort
  • Cooled glovebox
2016 Kia Forte LX
  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity
  • Full power accessories
2016 Kia Forte SX
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Larger front brakes
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated seats

What makes it move?

The 2016 Kia Forte engine offerings include a 1,8-liter four-cylinder with 145 horsepower and 130 ft-lbs of torque, mated to front-wheel drive and either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The next rung up is a 173-horsepower 2.0-liter four with 154 ft-lbs of torque (for the hatchback, you can only get a six-speed automatic with this one). The highest performing engine delivers 201 horsepower and 195 ft-lbs of torque from a turbocharged 1.6-liter four. Transmission choices are six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.

Why buy the 2016 Kia Forte?

By now, this is a well-known fact; Kia’s real "forte" is overachievement. Giving you more than what you bargain for is the Korean automaker’s stock in trade. The 2016 Kia Forte bears this out completely. How would a heated steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats, navigation, a rearview camera, power front seats, and Bluetooth streaming audio and hands-free telephone sound? Okay, let’s blend in turn signal repeaters and puddle lights in the folding outside rearview mirror housings, xenon headlights, keyless entry and ignition, and leather upholstery. Now it sounds really expensive too — yes? Well, all of this can be had for right around $25,000 in the 2016 Kia Forte, along with a five-year/60,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, and 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain coverage with roadside assistance.

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