Kia managed to get quite a reputation in the US for being one of the most reliable car manufacturers out there. Their 2016 Kia Forte is one of the best cars in the compact car segment, offering not only a great pair of engines but also more space inside the cabin than most of its competitors as well as two very good engines. The Kia Forte 2016 will add a few features to the range, most of these cosmetic, which aim to make it even better than it was before.
2016 Kia Forte redesign
The 2016 Kia Forte body isn’t as impressive as the exterior, with the general design being mostly identical to the older 2014 model. The changes include daytime running lights which now come as standard on the 2.0-liter model as well as Xenon lighting for all models in the range. Inside the cabin things are pretty well sorted out, just as we said before. The new Kia Forte 2016 will offer a nice big interior with enough legroom and headroom both in the front and back. The materials are nice and soft enough that you will think these are of a lot better quality than they really are. The standard equipment only includes electric windows, mirrors, a small infotainment system as well as air conditioning. The top end spec will get leather upholstery, satellite navigation and a sunroof which is starting to be quite rare in its class.
2016 Kia Forte mpg
Under the hood of the upcoming 2016 Kia Forte you will find one of two engines. The base car has a 1.8-liter inline 4 which is good for 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes with a 6-speed manual as standard while a 6-speed automatic is optional. The other engine is a slightly bigger 2.0-liter engine which offers more power at 173 horsepower but this isn’t available with a manual gearbox which may be a bit lacking for some people. Both of these will easily get 26 MPG on average and both of them are going to hit over 130 MPH, meaning it is also quite fast. The 2.0-liter engine even gives it the smallest sprint time to 60 MPH in its class of just 6.3 seconds. A turbocharged option isn’t available for now but it will come in the next couple of years for sure.
Kia Forte 2016 price and release date
The base Kia Forte 2016 will be priced for just under $16,000 and with this price is pretty much unbeatable. The base model offers quite a nice equipment level and the 10 year warranty for the engine and transmission can’t be looked over, especially if you aim to keep the car longer than the usual 3 years. The 2016 Kia Forte for sale will be available in last months of 2015 or early 2016.