KIA launched its three models, including KIA Forte, KIA Sportage, and KIA Sorento, in 2016, just like Hyundai did in 2014. Among other models, KIA Forte has become one of the best-selling models worldwide. It is a compact sedan landing in the segment where Nissan Sentra, Volkswagen Jetta, and Toyota Corolla have already positioned themselves as favorites.
If you are looking for a used KIA Forte Koup for sale in Irvine, Irvine Used Cars, one of the best Irvine car dealers, is a reliable place to get your dream sedan. And before getting this model, it would be good to know about it. So, we would like to let you know about this sedan, with which most automotive companies, like Ford, Volkswagen, Mazda, and Hyundai, seek to stand up and compete. Keep reading!
Key Features Of Kia Forte Koup 2016
On 20 March 2008, KIA adopted the two-door coupe concept by launching the Forte Koup model as a concept car at the New York International Auto Show. The concept housed a twin-scroll turbocharged version of the 2.0-liter Theta II inline-four engine. Let's explore some key features of your favorite 2016 KIA Forte Koup.
KIA Forte Koup Versions – LX, EX, and SX
The 2016 Kia Forte sedan is available in LX and EX trim levels. The Forte EX and Sportier SX trims are two-door Koup models, while the LX and SX trims are four-door hatchback models. All trims have a pleasant impression of quality in their cabins with good levels of security.
KIA Forte Koup LX
The LX trim level is equipped with Bluetooth and USB connectivity as standard and has excellent traditional options, including keyless ignition, selectable steering assist, and Xenon headlights. Even the Forte's options sheet also contains a ventilated driver's seat and heated rear seats.
Other standard features of the LX sedan include the following:
- 15-inch steel wheels
- Heated mirrors
- Air conditioning
- Complete power accessories
- A trip computer
- A tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
- A height-adjustable driver's seat
- A split system 60/40 split-folding rear seat
- High-end sound system with four speakers, audio connectivity, and a CD player
- Satellite radio
- An auxiliary audio jack
Optional for the LX version includes the Popular Package, which includes the following:
- Automatic headlights
- Cruise control
- Upgraded interior upholstery
- Rear-seat armrest
- A rearview camera (optional)
- A 4.3-inch touchscreen
- Six speakers
You can also find the Popular Plus Package, which includes 16-inch alloy wheels and all the equipment mentioned earlier.
In addition to having a 6-speed automatic transmission sending power to the front wheels, its strong 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine makes 145 horsepower (hp) and 130 pound-feet of torque ((lb-ft).
EPA fuel economy estimates for this sedan version include 31 MPG for both city and highway, with 26 and 39, respectively.
KIA Forte Koup EX
You can save a lot by choosing the KIA Forte EX over other models. This version of Forte is available with a Premium Package, which includes the 7-inch touchscreen with an infotainment system. This feature makes the Forte EX one of the best in the segment.
The KIA Forte Koup EX is powered by the more powerful 2.0-liter engine and has the following features:
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Fog lights and LED running lights
- Outside mirrors with a power-folding feature
- A leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Adjustable steering
- Air conditioning
The Forte EX is also available in an optional Premium Package with the following features:
- A moon roof with tinted glass panel
- Keyless ignition
- Auto-dimming rearview mirror
- Leather upholstery
- Heated front seats
- Navigation system
In addition, you can also choose the Premium Plus Package for your favorite Forte EX Koup, which contains the following:
- LED tail lights
- A ventilated power-adjustable 10-way driver's seat
- Heated outboard rear seats
- Driver memory settings
- A heated steering wheel
- Dual-zone automatic climate control (with air vents in the rear seats)
- An upgraded gauge cluster (housing the various displays and indicators)
The premium technology packages of the Forte EX version provide the key optional features contained in other packages, including premium and premium plus packages.
The Forte Koup EX is equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 173hp and 154 lb-ft. This engine has only a six-speed automatic transmission. This sedan is estimated at 28 mpg for both city and highway, with 24 and 35, respectively.
Our test-driving shows that the Kia Forte EX accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds. So, this version of the Forte is fast for the compact car segment.
Moreover, the 2016 KIA Forte EX engine is one of the most responsive ones you will find in the sedan segment. The available 201 hp turbocharged 1.6-liter engine of the Koup version gives you an even livelier experience, transforming the EX into a genuinely fast sedan.
KIA Forte Koup SX
The KIA Forte Koup SX 2016 version has a more robust turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder. From the perspective of features and equipment, the former coupe models essentially mirror the sedan. The SX version of Forte includes those features, but it now has the following:
- A turbocharged engine
- Bigger front brakes
- 18-inch wheels
- Distinctive front and rear styling
- LED daytime running lights
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shifter
- 7-inch touch screen with mirroring system
- Paddle shifters behind the wheel
The Koup SX's turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder makes 201 hp and 195 lb-ft with a six-speed automatic transmission. Its fuel economy estimates include 25 MPG for city and highway, with 22 and 30, respectively.
The premium technology packages in the SX version provide the elective features you have found in other packages in earlier versions.
Undoubtedly, KIA is a highly recognized automotive brand worldwide for its feature-rich sedans and other models. The giant Korean brand has a long-held reputation for value, and the Forte Koup continues that tradition.
If you are interested in this KIA model and want to have it in your garage, Irvine Used Cars is one of the most reliable car dealerships in Irvine you can trust. Contact us today, get your favorite 2016 Forte Koup, and drive your dreams!