Fisher Kia has the 2016 Kia Forte in our new vehicle inventory, and it’s ready to hit the streets of Westminster and Boulder. This sleek little car gives you power, style, and high-tech amenities in one sleek package, and it can fit easily into the budget of a family shopping for a second car for a young professional. Let’s take a look at just what makes the Forte such a hit in Colorado.
The 2016 Kia Forte is available to Boulder and Westminster drivers in just two trim levels, since Kia gives drivers a wide range of standard features as well as a diverse variety of upgrade options. And whether you choose the LX or the EX trim, the Forte remains easily affordable:
2016 Kia Forte LX: $15,990
2016 Kia Forte EX: $19,990
The new Forte is one of the most stylish four-door sedans on the road, with Kia designers prioritizing good looks just as high as performance and practicality – after all, there’s no reason an affordable sedan can’t turn heads. The recently elongated roofline and longer profile of the Forte help give it a sportier look than the typical compact sedan, and you’ll notice sculpted accents on the body that gives it a more aggressive, aerodynamic look.
You will find one of two engines under the hood of your Forte, depending on the trim level:
LX: The Forte LX has a 1.8L four-cylinder engine with 145 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque paired to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. EPA-estimates put the Forte LX as one of the most efficient small cars at 39 mpg highway.
EX: Upgrading to the EX trim adds on a 2.0L four-cylinder engine with 173 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque. Sedan models come with a six-speed automatic transmission that helps the EX earn 35 mpg highway.
Interior Design and Features
On even the basic Forte LX, you will find features like air conditioning, keyless entry, power accessories, and satellite radio, complementing its modern, welcoming interior with modern, intuitive technology. Advanced features include:
Bluetooth: Each Forte sports Bluetooth as standard to enjoy handsfree calling and audio streaming with compatible smartphones.
Cooled Glovebox: Keep your drinks or snacks cool in the available cooled glovebox.
Navigation: In addition to Google Maps integration with the available UVO system, the Forte has a satellite-linked navigation system available.
Ventilated Seating: Stay comfortable with the available ventilated front seating on the Forte.
Advanced Safety Technologies
The 2016 Kia Forte earned a Five-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA, marking it as one of the safest cars in its class. In addition to an array of airbags and a frame built with crumple zones in mind to mitigate damage during an accident, the Forte has other advanced safety features available:
Four-Wheel Disc Brakes: It’s rare that automakers put four-wheel disc brakes on small cars like the Forte, giving you confidence in your stopping power whether you drive the basic or advanced Forte models.
Rearview Camera: The available rearview camera gives you a clear look at what’s behind the Forte before backing up. Just shift into reverse and see behind your car for obstructions.
UVO eServices: This available telematics system comes with emergency crash notification, roadside assistance, secondary driver monitoring, and more to make your Forte feel safe and secure.
2016 Kia Forte Reviews
At Fisher Kia, we know the strengths of the Forte, but you might want someone a bit more impartial than we are about the Kia brand. Here are some of our favorite 2016 Kia Forte reviews from top auto critics:
Edmunds: “[It] 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.”
Car and Driver: “The Forte is deceptively quick—the trip to 60 mph takes 7.4 seconds, beating the performances of the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, and Volkswagen Jetta (all with automatics) in a recent comparison test.”
Kelley Blue Book: “The 2016 Kia Forte interior mixes tech, comfort and even a little whimsy with the ripples on the passenger-side dash. That dash is soft-touch, by the way, an example of the overall quality of materials you’ll find inside.”
The Car Connection: “Kia has long held a reputation for making its vehicles among the most value-packed. And the 2016 Forte keeps with this expectation of being well-equipped and offering great value for the money.”
Test Drive the New Forte Today
We want to help you find the right Forte for you, and the best way to do that is with a test drive. To schedule a 2016 Kia Forte test drive near Westminster or Boulder, contact Fisher Kia online or by phone at (303) 245-6418. You can also drop by our showroom six days a week to see what Forte models are waiting for you.