What are the differences between the Forte, Forte5 and Forte Koup?

By Product Expert | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 6:46 pm

Shopping for a new compact sedan can be exciting and stressful. The variety of makes and models available make it difficult to choose the one that fits your lifestyle. Even once you have narrowed the search to a particular brand there more options to pick from there, such as with the Kia Forte. This compact sedan offers three models, and helping you choose the perfect one for you we’re going to look at just what the differences are between the Forte, Forte5 and Forte Koup.

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The major difference between the Forte models is body style, which in turn affects fuel economy, cargo space and other features. If you’re looking for a compact that is passenger-friendly with four doors, the 2016 Forte is the one for you. As the middle ground between the Forte5 and Forte Koup, the Forte is a balanced sedan with the highest fuel economy of the three.

If you are in need of more cargo space than is offered on the Forte, you may want to look at the Forte5. With this Kia hatchback, you have the largest amount of interior and cargo space that is easily accessible from its five doors.

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The Forte Koup, while the smallest in size, offers the most in performance. Choosing the Forte Koup, you can have sports-style handling under the hood of a sleek two-door coupe. Its fuel economy ratings are similar to those of the Forte and Forte5, however, the Forte Koup has a turbo engine option with features that embody a need for speed.

  Forte Forte5 Forte Koup
Starting MSRP $15,990 $18,090 $19,890
Interior Volume 96.2 cu. ft. 98.2 cu. ft. 92.3 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume 14.9 cu. ft. 23.2 cu. ft. 13.3 cu. ft.
Fuel Economy (MPG) 26 City/ 39 Highway 25 City/ 33 Highway 25 City/ 34 Highway

2016 Kia Forte fuel economy
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2015 Kia Forte Koup flex steering

Features of the Kia Forte Lineup

Feature-wise, all of the Forte models are well-appointed with the same standard features such as Kia’s Active Eco System and Bluetooth Technology. There are also a variety of optional features for each model including UVO eServices, that are available depending on trim level.

You can get the Kia Forte in all of its body styles when you come to Hometown Kia in Mount Hope, WV. We are your local Kia dealership, ready to answer any questions you may have or to help you schedule a test drive with any one of our exceptional Kia models.