Kia Forte Changes in 2016
• New, lower-priced LX model joins lineup
• customary remote keyless entry system
• customary reversing camera show
• EX model gets 17-inch wheels from Forte EX Sedan
• EX Premium technical school Package installs heated driver’s seat, heated wheel, heated rear seats, dual-zone automatic climate management with rear air vents
2016 Forte5 Highlights
With the debut of the new Forte5 LX, the model lineup grows to 3 completely different trim levels: LX, EX, and SX.
Upgrade to the EX model for a leather-wrapped wheel and shift knob, a reversing camera show, power folding outside mirrors, junction rectifier positioning lights, and a group of 17-inch metal wheels given by the Forte EX Sedan. This version conjointly has FlexSteer, Kia’s driver-selected electrical mechanism with Comfort, Normal, and Sport driving modes.
Speaking of Sport driving mode, the Forte5 SX is that the racy model, adding a turbocharged engine, 18-inch metal wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, larger front brakes, and twin exhaust shops. Inside, the SX boasts metal pedals, keyless entry with push-button engine beginning, and a UVO (Your Voice) eServices pic system. Kia conjointly revises the SX model’s front and rear styling, and adds junction rectifier taillights.
The LX and EX feature a 173-horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed transmission. in line with the EPA, this powertrain combination is predicted to induce twenty eight mpg in combined driving.
The SX gets a turbocharged, 1.6-liter 4-cylinder sensible for 201 H.P. and, additional imposingly, 195 lb.-ft. of torsion from one,750 rev to four,500 rpm. A 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters is customary, with a 6-speed manual shell offered as associate degree choice.
Unfortunately, there's an enormous penalty to be purchased shopping for the Forte5 SX, and it's associated with fuel economy. The EPA says you ought to expect to induce twenty four mpg in combined driving regardless of that transmission you select, that is ludicrous provided that a Honda Pilot manages twenty two mpg (and with 4-wheel drive, no less).