If you are looking for an affordable sedan that packs great options, a smooth drive and a great look, then the 2016 Kia Forte is exactly what you are looking for as a driver. Built with a great interior, and quality materials, it packs in a lot of space into the car. Running at 148 horsepower with a 1.8 liter four-cylinder engine, you can have a six speed manual or six speed automatic setup.
If you need a bit more power in your drive, other trims feature 173-horsepower and 201 horsepower respectively.
Fuel economy is extremely important to people these days and the Forte does not disappoint. Coming with a fantastic 25 miles per gallon in the city and 37 miles per gallon on the highway. No matter if you are driving through the city or taking a trip across the country, you are going to save a lot of money on fuel. With how gas prices keep going up and down, that is a really good thing to have.
The curb appeal of the vehicle is very strong. The roofline is nice and low, while still being long. Looking inside the vehicle, it is simple but elegant. The displays have a hooded array of gauges that give it a feel of a sport sedan versus a compact sedan. The inside is made of high-grade plastic, and the control knobs for everything from the radio to the climate control features are sturdy, large and very easy to access while driving.
Looking at the LX model, the base model, it includes a rear camera display, power windows and locks, Bluetooth hands-free calling, an excellent stereo system, as well as the typical features you will find in other Kia vehicles. Bumping up to the EX model, you get a cooled glovebox, the rearview camera system, and an infotainment system that connects with your phone and allows you to use features like Google Maps while you are driving. Onboard navigation, ventilated front seats ,LED taillights and keyless ignition are all features of this model.
While it is more of a compact sedan design, it does feature larger dimensions than you would see in a similar model. The cabin is large, as is the passenger space found in the vehicle. The trunk is also very spacious, allowing you to fit all that you need to into the vehicle for those long trips to go camping, or just a big trip to the grocery store. The front seats are short with lower cushions to maximize head room. In the back seat, the doors are made to allow for more room. The doors also open very wide, making it easier to fit large things into the backseat, while also maximizing the comfort of the inside of the vehicle.
Going into safety, the safety rating of the Kia Forte continues to improve, including a four-star frontal impact score. Overall, the entire car ranks with a five-star safety rating.
The Kia Forte is a great vehicle with a lot to offer the family, the couple, or the single person. It is a vehicle that looks great, runs great and feels great. Regardless if you are cruising down the highway, or through the city, this vehicle is going to turn some heads.