Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,083 - $19,990
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
145-173
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Select a color
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,083 - $19,990
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
145-173
Seats
5

Kia Forte Ranked #11 by Owners

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.3 Overall Score
Performance 4.1 Comfort 3.9 Styling 3.9 Value 4.4

Editor's Overview

Kia doesn't skimp on the 2016 Forte, whether you're choosing the everyday sedan, sporty 2-door Koup, or the European-inspired Forte hatchback. With nearly enough cars to be its own brand...

Kia Forte Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.39

236 Reviews

53% 34% 11% 2% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Dependable, average, good gas mileage.

It's a dependable, average car. I've not had any motor or engine problems and I am at 60000 miles. Its small on the inside. I have to put my seat all the way back to drive and I am 5'6". My kids barely have leg room in the back seat. Seats are comfy. It has Bluetooth capability for your phone. You can't text by speech through it but you can call hands free or play music. My radio hardly picks up any stations but you can purchase sires. It handles well and gets about 30 mpg in town and 35-40 mpg highway.

- Kelly H

Kia forte 5, basic. Great on gas and spacious for my family.

Very good on gas, very spacious even though it is compact. I have 2 kids and they have plenty of room in the back seat! Like the hatchback, also have a piece that give us more room to put item on top and hide the items below. Has a USB charger. I have a CD player as well as able to do the Bluetooth. This is the 2nd Kia I have purchased. I love that you get the free oil changes. Had a great customer service on each purchase and every time I go to get my oil changed.

- Ashley M

2016 Kia forte. A great car. Priced affordably, good lines, and dependable.

As far ses performance goes, it great on gas mileage getting up to 40 miles per gallon on a consistent basis. I have had a slight hesitation in the engine from the day I drove it off the lot. The car is comfortable and very easy to handle. I have over 80k on the car and I think it runs better now than when I bought it. I am on my second set of tires. I got almost 80k on the first set. It is very comfortable for a long trip. It has lots of room plenty of legroom.

- Don. N

Road Test Video Reviews

  • 2016 Kia Forte - Review and Road Test
    2016 Kia Forte - Review and Road Test
    266,397 views
  • 2016 Kia Forte Start Up, Road Test, and Review 1.8 L 4-Cylinder
    2016 Kia Forte Start Up, Road Test, and Review 1.8 L 4-Cylinder
    48,167 views
  • 2016 Kia Forte Review - Showing The Toyota Corolla Who's Boss
    2016 Kia Forte Review - Showing The Toyota Corolla Who's Boss
    22,932 views
  • 2016 Kia Forte EX 2.0 L I4: In Depth Review and Start Up
    2016 Kia Forte EX 2.0 L I4: In Depth Review and Start Up
    14,833 views
  • 2017 Kia Forte S – Redline: Review
    2017 Kia Forte S – Redline: Review
    143,357 views
  • 2016 Kia Forte LX | Crimson Red Metallic | North Edmonton Kia
    2016 Kia Forte LX | Crimson Red Metallic | North Edmonton Kia
    6,046 views

Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

MSRP

MSRP
$19,990
$15,990 - $19,990

Horsepower

Horsepower
173 hp
145 - 173 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L I4 DOHC D
2.0L I4 DOHC D
1.8L I4 DOHC D
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
42.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.1 in.
39.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.9 in.
35.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.3 in.
37.3 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.9 cu. ft.
14.9 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Length

Length
179.5 in.
179.5 in.

Width

Width
70.1 in.
70.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2844 .lbs
2804 - 2844 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
173 hp
145 - 173 hp

Torque

Torque
154 ft. lbs.
130 - 154 ft. lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
12 - 18 mpg
12 - 18 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
24 mpg

Highway

Highway
35 mpg
35 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Not Available
Optional

Assistance

Air Bags

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings