|2017 Kia Forte||2016 Kia Forte|
|3 (LX, S, EX)||Model Options||2 (LX and EX)|
|2.0L 4-cyl MPI for LX and S, 2.0L 4-cyl GDI for EX||Engine Options||1.8L 4-cyl for LX, 2.0L 4-cyl for EX|
|Yes||Available Dynamic Bending Light Technology?||No|
|Standard in some models||Voice-Command Navigation?||Available for EX models|
|New taillights with optional LEDs||Extra Feature||26 mpg city, 39 mpg highway|
2017 Kia Forte vs. 2016 Kia Forte
You could say the 2016 Kia Forte didn't need to be improved upon - it had everything you need in a sporty compact already. Fuel economy? With 26 mpg city, 39 mpg highway, check. Nice handling and performance? With up to 173 HP and a turning circle of 34.8 feet, that's a big check for the 2016 Forte, too. And what about the extras, you say? The 2016 Forte comes with available heated front and rear seats, as well as an available heated steering wheel and a standard cooling glove box for EX models. So in the comparison between the 2017 Kia Forte and the 2016 Kia Forte, where does the 2017 model go from here?
For starters, the 2017 Kia Forte gives you flexibility with more model options and enhanced driver satisfaction thanks to new features. And with an exterior design that is Kia Optima-inspired, with a new "tiger nose" front grille as well as a newly-styled front bumper and taillights with optional LEDs, you have an automobile in the 2017 Forte that comes at a small price but with a king's ransom of rewards. While the 2016 Kia Forte has two model options, the LX and the EX, and tops out at 173 HP in the EX, the 2017 Forte adds a new model option, the S, to make it three models to choose from. Whichever 2017 Forte you choose, you'll get a 2.0L engine powertrain in all models, and that's the same engine size that garnered the 2016 Forte more power than many other compacts in its class.
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You want fun features with the Forte, and you've got it. The 2016 models have an available UVO infotainment package in the EX models, which gives you connectivity with your smartphone and its music, among other features. The 2017 Forte takes this a step further with the UVO3 package, which is new for 2017 models. UVO3, available in S and EX models for the 2017 Kia Forte, gives you all kinds of tech goodies, like a seven-inch touchscreen, connectivity with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and up to 8 GB of storage for your musical favorites. And check out the industry-leading warranty coverage Kia has for all models, with a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty - that's some serious value.
Blown away yet? The 2017 Forte will have voice-command navigation standard in some models, as well as available Dynamic Bending Light Technology, which allows the car to "see" around corners by angling light around corners and turns. Put all of this together - the superior fuel economy in both models, the fun features and the nice design, and the Kia Forte is a nice buy in either a 2016 or 2017 model. We have the Kia Forte on the lot at Patterson Kia of Wichita Falls, which is located at 2910 Old Jacksboro Highway in Wichita Falls TX, and we would love for you to visit us on the lot or take a look at our inventory online. Some of the other models we have on the lot are the Kia Optima sedan and the Kia Soul crossover, among others. For more information please call us at (877) 763-7209 or come see us in person to see our inventory and test drive a model today.