2016 Kia Forte Koup

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Kia Forte Koup. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Adjustable steering assist
  • Power-folding side mirrors standard

The Bad

  • Less headroom than sedan
  • Estimated mpg lags competition

Notable Features of the 2016 Kia Forte Koup

  • Two-door version of compact Forte
  • Regular and turbo four-cylinder engines
  • Leather steering wheel and shifter
  • Forte also available as sedan and hatchback

2016 Kia Forte Koup Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Kia Forte Koup is the third body style of the compact car, which is also available in sedan and four-door hatchback form. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine is available, and the Forte Koup competes with the Hyundai Veloster and Volkswagen GTI.

New for 2016
The EX trim level has a backup camera display.

Significant Standard Features

  • 173-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Power-folding, heated side mirrors
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 201-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine (SX)
  • Six-speed manual transmission (SX)
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Navigation system
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather seat trim
  • Heated front seats
  • Ventilated driver's seat
  • Power moonroof
Vehicle Overview

The Kia Forte Koup is the third body style of the compact car, which is also available in sedan and four-door hatchback form. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine is available, and the Forte Koup competes with the Hyundai Veloster and Volkswagen GTI.

New for 2016
The EX trim level has a backup camera display.

Significant Standard Features

  • 173-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Power-folding, heated side mirrors
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 201-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine (SX)
  • Six-speed manual transmission (SX)
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Navigation system
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather seat trim
  • Heated front seats
  • Ventilated driver's seat
  • Power moonroof

Latest 2016 Forte Koup Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

We actually have a 2018 KIA Forte S. I love it.

by BillieDE from Millsboro De on March 28, 2018

This is a great car. Very comfortable driving. Easy to use add ins and everything is located in a good place for optimum use. Sporty looking but very spacious inside front and back. Telescoping ... Read full review

(5.0)

Kia Forte Koup

by KiaFamily from Texas on March 2, 2018

Really like the 2016 Forte Koup turbo, it has good speed when needed yet gets 30 MPG when laying off the turbo. The engine could use a bit more power for top speeds however, getting off the line or ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Kia Forte Koup currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Kia Forte Koup has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Kia

Program Benefits

164-point inspection, Carfax vehicle history report, 10-year/unlimited mileage 24-hour roadside assistance including trip-interruption services and lockout assistance

  • Limited Warranty

    10 years / 100,000 miles

    10-year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty; towing/rental/travel breakdown benefits; eligible for additional comprehensive mechanical failure. Comprehensive: 12 months/12,000 miles from date of purchase.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 164 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Forte Koup received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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