2016 Kia Forte5

KIA FORTE5
The Forte5 blurs the lines between luxury, practicality and fun. This beautifully balanced member of the Forte family features all the comforts and conveniences of the Forte sedan and the performance-oriented features of the sporty Forte Koup - plus a distinctive roofline and large, cargo-friendly rear hatch.

 

EXTERIOR

Excellence Redesigned
From its Kia signature grille to its available LED Lightbar taillights, the Forte5 makes a bold statement in design excellence. Blending the sophisticated lines of the Forte sedan and the sporty accents of the Forte Koup, it ups the ante in the compact hatchback segment with exceptional standard features, including fog lights, alloy wheels, heated power side mirrors and heated windshield wipers.

Machined-Finish Sportiness
Available 17-inch and 18-inch machined-finish alloy wheels make an emphatic visual statement and underscore the sporty character of the Forte5.

The Practical Side
Forte5's large rear hatch and standard fold-down rear seatbacks let you carry up to 657 litres (23.2 cubic feet) of cargo with ease.

Brilliant Lighting
Forte5 SX models come with available Xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights for superior nighttime visibility, lower energy consumption and longer service life.1

Luxurious Amenities
Luxury is reality with Forte5 SX and its standard power-folding side mirrors, LED halo fog lights and a Welcome Lighting System that illuminates the ground beneath the front doors for easy nighttime entry and exit.

LED Lightbar Taillights
Designed to give the Forte5 SX a one-of-a-kind look as it cuts through the night, these LED Lightbar taillights illuminate quickly and evenly.

 

INTERIOR

Beyond the Ordinary
The fit and finish of the Forte5's well-designed cabin goes well beyond the ordinary, - and so do the amenities. Chill-busting heated front seats are standard on all models and heated rear seats are available. There's even a standard cooling glove box on the Forte5 SX to keep beverages nicely chilled on your next road trip.

 
Comfort and Control
Forte5 is available with dual-zone automatic climate control - allowing the driver and front passenger to select individual temperature settings - and a winter-taming heated steering wheel.

The Richness of Leather
A leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob are standard of Forte5 EX and SX models. For added luxury, the SX is available with leather seat trim and an air-cooled driver's seat with power lumbar support.

Touch to Open, Push to Start
Kia's Smart Key system with push-button start lets you unlock your Forte5 and start the engine without having to search your pockets or purse for a key. It's standard on SX models.

Stay Connected
Forte5 EX and SX models come standard with UVO Powered by Microsoft®1 - Kia's advanced infotainment system that gives you voice-activated control over the audio system, your MP3 player and your Bluetooth®-enabled cell phone. SX models are also available with a multimedia interface that includes a voice-activated navigation system and rearview camera display.2

SAFETY

 
Surround Yourself with Safety
From the moment the Forte5 was conceived, safety was a key parameter for the design and engineering teams. The result is a vehicle with a highly engineered body structure that helps deflect crash energy away from the cabin and high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel reinforcements to help maintain structural integrity. Also onboard is a full array of standard safety features, including an impact-sensing system that automatically unlocks the doors in the event of a collision.

Airbag Protection
Forte5 provides collision and rollover protection with standard front airbags, front side airbags and dual-row side air curtains.

Rearview Camera
For added convenience and safety, Forte5 EX and SX models feature a standard rearview camera that shows you a wide-angle view of the area behind the vehicle whenever you shift into Reverse.1

Active Safety
The best protection of all is active safety technology that helps you avoid collisions. That's why Forte5 comes with standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) to help you maintain better control in emergency manoeuvres and slippery driving conditions.

Hill-Holding Safety
Standard Hill Assist Control (HAC) helps keep your Forte5 from rolling backward when starting off on steep hills. It automatically holds brake pressure for 2 seconds after you release the brake pedal.

Faster Braking
A Brake Assist System (BAS) is included with Forte5's standard anti-lock braking system. BAS responds to the rapid brake-pedal movement typical of an emergency braking situation and immediately applies maximum braking force.


PERFORMANCE

Let the Fun Begin
Forte5 seamlessly blends the practicality of a hatchback with the performance and handling of a sport coupe. LX and EX models come standard with a slick 2.0-litre, 173-horsepower gasoline direct injection (GDI) four-cylinder engine rated at 8.0L/100 km on the highway and 11.1L/100 km in the city.1 For added driving fun, move up to the excitement of the Forte5 SX, featuring a 201-horsepower turbocharged engine.

Sport-Tuned Chassis
The Forte5 SX delivers on its promise of performance with a host of sport-tuned chassis features, including wider low-profile tires, larger front disc brakes and responsive gear and steering ratios.

Prepare to be Moved
A 1.6-litre, twin-scroll turbocharged GDI (gasoline direct injection) engine provides the Forte5 SX with a thrilling 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft. of torque arriving at an early 1,750 RPM and maintaining peak torque all the way up to 4,500 RPM. If robust performance and fuel efficiency are what move you, this is your baby.

Smooth-Shifting Performance
For smooth-shifting performance in all kinds of driving situations, Forte5 is available with an electronically controlled 6-speed Sportmatic automatic transmission. For those who prefer to row their own gears, a 6-speed manual transmission is available in both LX and SX trims.

Active ECO System
With a push of the ECO button, the Active ECO System on Forte5 automatically adjusts the engine and transmission for optimal fuel efficiency.2

Driver-Selectable FlexSteerTM
Available FlexSteer customizable power steering provides three selectable levels of steering boost - Comfort, Normal and Sport - to suit your driving preference.