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, the Forte lineup offers sporty styling inside and out, two engines to choose from, and a surprising amount of high-end features, all with excellent refinement and quality.
The Kia Forte..Great on gas and getting around for daily commutes, yet not what you are looking for if you're looking for speed or interior space.
My Kia Forte has a slick look that I really do like. Especially because I got it in black. The 4-cylinder engine is amazing on gas. I average between 30-33 mpg on my daily driving, and get in the upper 30's, and sometimes even in the 40's on the highway. Despite the gas mileage being great, it is still a 4-cylinder, and I wish it had a little more power. When accelerating into traffic, I feel like it really struggles to get up to speed. The interior is nice, but a little too small in my opinion. But you don't really buy a Forte for its cabin size. The sound system is good, and the bluetooth connectivity is really convenient. Handles well, and a decently smooth ride overall.
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.
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.
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