2017 Kia Forte vs. 2016 Kia Forte

The Kia Forte has always been about providing drivers with a fun ride, fuel economy and bleeding-edge tech at a low price, and the 2017 Kia Forte is no exception, with upgrades on the 2016 Kia Forte in several areas. We'll put them side-by-side so you can see the evolution of this super-compact, while also admiring what made it so great in the 2016 model year.

The 2016 Forte saved you plenty of money with 26 mpg city, 39 mpg highway, and the 2017 Forte improves on that a bit with better city mileage and slightly lower highway mileage (29 mpg city, 38 mpg highway). But the 2017 Forte has a new super-charged engine available with a 2.0L Multi-Point Injection (MPI) engine for LX and S trims, while the 2016 Forte comes with a 1.8-liter engine in its base LX trim.

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2017 Kia Forte Vs. 2016 Kia Forte
29 city, 38 highway MPG 26 city, 39 highway
147 / 164 HP - Base / Max 145 / 173
3: LX, S, EX Trim Levels 2: LX and EX
2.0L 4-cyl MPI, 2.0L 4-cyl GDI Available Engines 1.8L 4-cyl, 2.0L 4-cyl
UVO3 (streaming music, 8 GB of music memory, navigation, more) Available eServices UVO (syncs with music playlist, navigation, more)

Enjoy the Supreme Value, Fun of the Kia Forte in Naples FL

Speaking of trim options, the 2017 model year sees the introduction of the new S trim, which shares the same awesome fuel economy and HP of base models, while also adding UVO3 eServices, which is a tech upgrade from previous model years and UVO. UVO3 gives you the power to control your music playlist through either Android Auto or Apple CarPlay and use music sites like Pandora, among other benefits. Along with the S trim, the top-line EX trim also comes standard with UVO3 in 2017 models. The 2016 Forte comes with UVO, which is available for the top-line EX trim.

The Kia Forte has always been about fun, smooth handling and value for your dollar, and both the 2016 Forte and the 2017 Forte hold up their end of the bargain. Whatever the year, the Kia Forte is a sweet compact and we have it at Airport Kia, 3325 Westview Drive in Naples, FL. We also serve the Fort Myers and Cape Coral areas, as well as Bonita Springs and Marco Island. For more information please call us at (877) 747-2059 or come see us in person to test drive a Kia Forte today.

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