$15,990 - $17,700
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$15,990 - $17,700
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Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25-26 City / 37-39 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • Engine: 1.8L I4 DOHC D-CVVT MPI
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic -inc: active eco system and sportmatic, 2.937 Axle Ratio
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • 4.33 Axle Ratio
  • 60-Amp/Hr 600CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 90 Amp Alternator
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar
  • Electric Power-Assist Steering
  • 13.2 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Exterior Features

  • Wheels: 15" x 6.0" Steel w/Wheel Covers
  • Tires: P195/65R15
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Black Side Windows Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
  • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
  • Auto Off Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Entertainment Features

  • Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3 Audio System -inc: SIRIUS satellite radio, USB/auxiliary input jacks, 4 speakers, Bluetooth wireless technology, and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock and Speed Compensated Volume Control
  • Streaming Audio
  • Window Grid Antenna

Interior Features

  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver's seat
  • Driver Seat
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • Illuminated Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Chrome Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Vinyl Door Trim Insert
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Cloth Seat Trim
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering
  • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
  • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

2016 Kia Forte Owner Reviews

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A reliable daily driver and beyond.

2016 Kia Forte LX

I bought my car used, and it is now 3 years old and has had no performance or maintenance issues so far. I would consider it reliable. I have driven it on a seven hour road trip as well as through downtown Atlanta on a few occasions, and it has gotten me through both types of conditions successfully. It gets good gas mileage, but I do wish it held a little more fuel. I think the tank is about 12 gallons, and I have to fill up once every 1.5 weeks or so. For being a relatively small sedan, the back seat is pretty comfortable. The trunk is adequate, not huge. My particular model has electric driver seat adjustment and a ~4 inch display for the backup camera. It is also Bluetooth compatible and has steering controls for volume, picking up, hanging up, making voice call commands, and changing track/station. There is also steering wheel cruise control. The car itself sits a little low and is probably better suited for people of short to average height. Overall, I think this model is a great value. I feel like I got a nice quality vehicle for a reasonable price.

- Becky D

Kia Forte: Affordable Reliability

2016 Kia Forte LX

Very reliable. Handles great. It has a 6 speed manual transmission. I feel very safe on the road especially in bad weather The clutch is very smooth. Good acceleration. I get great mileage that usually averages 41 mpg on the highway. It easily fits 5 people. It came with Sirius XM and I really enjoy that. The sound of the radio and CD player are exceptional. My only complaints with the vehicle are the paint which seems to be applied thinly. I do a lot of highway driving and I have numerous paint chips in the hood. My car also has an engine 'rumble '. I was told at the dealership that the rumble is common in the 2016 model and cannot be repaired. Other than those two issues, I am pleased with my vehicle and would not hesitate to buy another Kia in the future.

- Mickey B

Simply the perfect around town or road trip car for me.

2016 Kia Forte LX

I have not had any problems with my 2016 Kia forte that I have had for a year now. I love the interior design, simple and sleek looking and a good comfortable ride. Specific details like the leather around the gear shift and how the media system is tilted toward the driver a little are a couple little features I really appreciate. The back window is not the easiest to see out of but it does not cause any issues for me. It drives nice, good acceleration and breaks. The media system sounds good and has a Bluetooth connection option which is useful and there are two USB ports for dual charging! I feel it gets good gas mileage and there is a range feature so you can see how many miles left until you need to get gas.

- Corinna H

Small Car with lots of Space!!

2016 Kia Forte LX

My 2016 Kia Forte rides extremely smooth. For its small size, the inside houses a ton of room for the average family. The trunk is large and roomy for transporting or moving. One of my complaints comes from under the hood. About a year and a half after buying the car, the battery died from no misuse. This was a downside considering that is early for a car battery to die. Other than that, the car functions perfectly. It is a 4-cylinder so acceleration is a little slower. This car gets amazing gas mileage (sometimes 450 miles to a full tank)! The seats are your standard bucket seats, but they are comfortable enough for long car rides.

- Jayden M

great car for a good value

2016 Kia Forte LX

I have had this car for about 3 1/2 years and so far I don't have any complaints. My car performs very well for what it is and you get a good car for a good price. I have not had any problems with it since buying it. The car has basically all of the features that I need. There might be a couple more that I would add but you can always upgrade to get more features. I have drove my car on long trips and it has been very comfortable for me. I feel like there is plenty of room inside and also a good size trunk. Overall I have been very happy with my decision to purchase this vehicle.

- elizabeth D

Kia Forte: An All-Around Great Ride!

2016 Kia Forte LX

The Kia Forte rides very comfortably, it's smooth and low enough to the ground that it doesn't tip or feel unsteady around turns. It's got plenty of space in the trunk, can fit several boxes or suitcases for trips. The mileage is also good! I can travel to another city four hours away with only one stop to refill on the way there. The display is easy to navigate and understand, Bluetooth setup is simple, and the sound from Bluetooth is clear and good, with no static or issues. There's plenty of leg and head room, the chairs fit my 6'4' brother just as comfortably as my 5'5' self.

- Ashleigh R

Kia Forte; a Stylish Ride for All

2016 Kia Forte LX

The Kia Forte is a very nice car model and a solid choice. I have driven my car for a little over 3 years now with little to no issue with it. I had to take it in once recently for a recall on the airbag systems but other than that I haven't any major maintenance issues. The interior is very spacious on the 4 door and the sound controls on the steering wheel is a nice touch. The car also drives very well and has some solid acceleration as well as braking. It is a very modern and stylish car for an affordable cost compared to fancier cars.

- Cody M

It's a great and simple car to maintain

2016 Kia Forte LX

The Kia Forte is a really reliable and spacious vehicle. It's relatively Cheap and would be a wonderful first car or great commuter car. It's excellent on gas getting 28-36 miles per gallon depending on how you drive. It's also a pretty cheap car to maintain so it easy on the pocket book. I would definitely recommend it. Only cons to the vehicle is they tend to make a small popping noise in the front end under load n might scare people with no knowledge of cars or teens getting there first car. But overall a great vehicle.

- Edward C

Comfortable and Reliable!

2016 Kia Forte LX

I haven't had any problems with this car. For a car on the smaller side, it's pretty spacious. I have some tall friends who've sat the back and didn't have any space issues. The seats are very comfortable. I drive to Milwaukee every few months which is about 4 hours one way for me. The car is great for that trip! It has Bluetooth connection, so I can listen to music or podcasts. It has Sirius radio available which I love. It's a good little car that will get you where you need to go!

- Robin R

It's an affordable car. Whether it's with gas, maintenance, or purchasing.

2016 Kia Forte LX

I haven't had any problems mechanically. It drives well and accommodates my needs. It gets great gas mileage and is low maintenance. I love that it comes in both manual and automatic. I chose manual. I would recommend this car to anyone looking to buy a reliable car like the forte. It's a great teacher car for my 16 year old that is learning how to drive. Even though its a compact car it handles well in all sorts of weather conditions.

- Tara R

My 2016 Kia Forte is the best car I have had that is great on mileage.

2016 Kia Forte LX

I like my Kia Forte, I wish I didn't have the basic model so I don't have cruise control or the back up camera but it's a good basic model. Power locks and windows and mirrors. It is great on gas mileage on average it gets about 29 mpg. I have had it since 12-10-15 and it was purchased brand new with little to no miles and now it has 98457 and it still runs the exact way it Day the first day I purchased. I do recommend the Kia brand

- l W

Good economy vehicle. Gets you where you need to go

2016 Kia Forte LX

Nice car for a single person, definitely not enough room if have a family or maybe enough for one child. Acceleration is good. Car is very lightweight so takes extra control in winter or storms. Just have good tires and good breaks. I've put 20,000+ miles on it since owning and only had to perform oil changes but almost time for brakes, no idea when last time done by owner before me.

- Britney B

My Kia forte is a good and reliable car that I have had for over three years now.

2016 Kia Forte LX

I think it makes a noise when idle and the foot is on the brake. It is a good car. I have had one for over two years 3 years now. It is comfortable for long distance driving. Great gas mileage. Sometimes it will start and then shut off and I will have to start it again and this usually happens when it is cold outside, but not always.

- Katherine N

The Kia forte is a great car for the price and has great mileage

2016 Kia Forte LX

My car is great. I have had no major problems and I have over 250,000 miles on it. The only thing I do not like is that the pick up is kind of slow. It drives really good. It has good mileage. I drive a lot and it drives well even on rain. My phone also works well thru the radio. I really have no complaints.

- Roxanne F

Great vehicle for every day commute.

2016 Kia Forte LX

Drives smooth, seats are comfortable but can stain easy, love that is Bluetooth capable so I can play my music and answer calls on it, good on gas, did have a recall on something in the engine but got it fixed, never had any major problems with it. I have traveled all over the state and it been great to me.

- Nicole D

Reliable, fun, compact car!

2016 Kia Forte LX

My Kia Forte has been a Godsend. I've not had one mechanical issue with it since I bought it used, let alone the wonderful warranty it comes with. It's great on gas and maintenance is affordable. Living in a busy city like Chicago parking is a breeze with a compact car. I would buy Kia over and over again.

- Brandy T

Kia forte 4 door car is great

2016 Kia Forte LX

Haven't had any problems. It's got Bluetooth, ac, it is a small car if you have 6 members of your family. It has electronic controls for Windows and locks. Has a CD player. We have not had any problems with it since we have gotten it. It's a pretty good car. In the winter it's hard to drive through.

- sara G

Great gas mileage with the use of ECO mode.

2016 Kia Forte LX

Very reliable, small look but lots of space on interior. Large trunk storage. Very good gas mileage. Good stereo and sound system. Sirius XM option along with Bluetooth car. Power windows. Lights aren't automatic on my model along with no cruise control. I believe that mine is a generic version.

- Kristen L

Super efficient 2016 Kia forte

2016 Kia Forte LX

Great gas mileage and super fun and comfortable to drive. Great for a family car or a commuter car. We have put 5k miles on it in two months and still drives as good as the day we got it. We get about 36-38 mpg and it has about an 11 gallon tank it only takes about $35 to fill the tank.

- Shawn R

My love for my 2016 Kia Forte LX

2016 Kia Forte LX

The only problem I have had with my 2016 Kia Forte LX is the battery didn't last for 3 years. Other than that I absolutely love my Kia. Forte LX. The backup screen really helps you see what is around the back end of the car so you don't run over things that normally you wouldn't see.

- Brenda D

2016 Kia Forte owner review

2016 Kia Forte LX

So far the car has ran great, it has a 150,000 mile warranty but haven't had to use it so far and it has almost 50k on it. The only issue I have with it is it does not have cruise control but that's a model feature and can be added on. So far so good on the performance side though.

- Doug W

Classy looking car in a sparkly black. Great backseat and spacious trunk.

2016 Kia Forte LX

It is been a good car since I purchased it, but I am the first and only owner as I bought it brand new. It does really well as long as you're on top of maintenance the oil changes. It does stall once in a while which is confusing as I am unsure why. It also vibrates when stopped.

- Kimberly M

Great car run good no problems good performance

2016 Kia Forte LX

It's a great car I really like the eco mode! I would definitely recommend this car for buyers. I haven't had any problems with it and keep it in good shape. I love the color and the interior! It's a safe and reliable vehicle. If I had to get another car I would get this one again

- Kelly M

I would title it: My Kia Forte review

2016 Kia Forte LX

Well my vehicle is very dependable and reliable which is huge when determining what car you want to buy. It gets really good gas mileage both on the highway and in the city. Haven't had too many problems with the vehicle except the inner wheel fender has fallen off on both sides

- Josh H

Mix of comfort, handling, and affordability.

2016 Kia Forte LX

This Kia forte has been a dream to drive. It offers a smooth ride wild getting amazing mileage. The inside is spacious and quiet comfortable. It also sports a sleek design with a range of customization. The back-up camera and front display are luxuries I never knew I needed.

- Devin P

My car is a really nice color, steel blue. I feel like the color stands out.

2016 Kia Forte LX

Sleek car. It has a nice sporty look. Spacious trunk. It does good on MPG. Does not handle bumps and potholes well. Feels very bumpy and loud whenever it hits a pothole. Seats are comfortable. Ample leg room. Four door with lots of space. Has Bluetooth and nice sound system.

- Rachel B

2016 Kia forte; silver with black interior.

2016 Kia Forte LX

I love it! My Kia forte gets great mileage and gets around so well! I would recommend it for anyone and especially if you sometimes drive long distances! I like the silver color and the black interior and all the features it has on it! The stereo system is very good also!

- Mary M

Multiple Bluetooth functions, roomy, great for carrying pets.

2016 Kia Forte LX

The Kia forte is very roomy. It fits my significant other and pets. It is great with having the hatch. I am able to do grocery shopping with more room to store more groceries. It has an amazing Bluetooth set up with the ability to pair more than one phone.

- Morgan M

I like everything about it

2016 Kia Forte LX

The car is good on gas mileage, good brake system, pick up speed is pretty good. Nice speaker system, provides a very smooth ride. Interior is easy to clean, roomy backseat area and including the trunk. You get a good starter vehicle for first time drivers

- Samantha Y

Very reliable, great looking car

2016 Kia Forte LX

Car is very reliable. It has excellent gas mileage, it's comfortable, drives smooth and I have yet to have any issues mechanically with the car. The look is nice. The interior is great, the stock sound system is great, the seats are super comfortable.

- Rebecca T

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