2016

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Think bigger.

Underneath its sporty exterior is something that redefines what a compact sedan can be. Get into Forte and you’ll find a spacious interior with innovative technology and luxury features rarely found in the class. But with the Forte, it’s not just about how much you get, it’s how it all works together to provide an effortless and enjoyable approach to your commute. Explore Forte.

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Design

Out in style.

The Forte combines a coupe-like roofline and wide stance to achieve sporty styling. However, it still maintains the look of a sophisticated sedan courtesy of its spacious comfort and exterior features like advanced lighting systems usually reserved for the luxury class.

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Design

Stand out.

See and be seen with available LED and HID lighting systems. With available Xenon high-intensity discharge headlights and LED light bar taillights, you’ll have a brighter beam that will last much longer and use much less power than conventional halogen bulbs.

Design

Greetings, from your Forte.

Entering and exiting your Forte is made safe and easy thanks to an available Welcome Lighting System that illuminates the ground beneath the doors and sideview mirrors. This system automatically activates when it detects your Smart Key approaching, like a warm greeting from a close friend.

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Comfort

Your custom comfort.

The decisions are up to you when it comes to comfort in the Forte. With available features like power adjustable driver's seat, a powered sunroof, automatic dual-zone climate control and a list of heated features, you can tailor your Forte’s interior to whatever your needs may be.

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Comfort

Versatile accommodations.

The Forte takes advantage of a long wheelbase to provide occupants with a roomy interior. While 60:40 split folding rear seats enhance the 421-litre trunk space to provide the flexibility to handle a wide variety of both passenger and cargo loads.

Comfort

Bring the outside in.

Open yourself to the elements or simply enjoy the view out of an available sunroof. You can also choose any setting in between with its power tilt and sliding mechanics.

Comfort

Comfort in Canada.

For some, it’s hard to adapt to the drastic climate changes we experience here in Canada. In the Forte, you and your front passenger can adjust your own separate temperature settings with available automatic dual-zone climate control.

Technology

Simply connected.

Technology enhances your commute by allowing you to focus on what’s important — driving. In the Forte, advanced technology is used to make all of your normal interactions with the car as simple as possible, from how you receive information to how you choose your next song, and even to how you get in the driver’s seat.

Technology

Mission control.

An available multimedia interface combines a vivid display with touch-screen control for precise adjustment and monitoring of integrated systems. With it, you can easily enter addresses on an available voice-activated navigation1 system and control external devices like MP3 players or smartphones with standard AUX/USB ports and Bluetooth® connectivity2.

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Technology

The power of your voice.

Take control of the audio system, music selection and even your Bluetooth®-enabled smartphone with just your voice using an available UVO infotainment system3. Powered by Microsoft®, this entertainment, communication and information system gives you hands-free control of the tech in your Forte.

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Technology

The easy way in.

An available Smart Key lets you skip the process of digging for keys in bags and pockets when getting into or out of the Forte. This ease of access and simple to use approach carries over into driving your Forte with a push start button.

Technology

Check the numbers.

Document your road trip or simply check your average fuel consumption with the clear, high-resolution available enhanced LCD Supervision instrument cluster. Navigate through easy to use menus simply by using your steering-wheel-mounted controls to view all of your vehicles monitored information

Safety

Confident driving.

The goal was to make a compact sedan feel as safe as a large luxury vehicle. To achieve that, we’ve used a series of integrated driver control systems that intervene automatically to help prevent an incident from occurring. These systems, paired with high-strength reinforcements, give you a compact sedan with a 5-star safety rating. Now that you feel safe, you can drive with confidence.

Safety

Strong foundations.

Using ultra-high-strength steel reinforcements, the body structure is designed to help deflect crash energy away from the cabin. The cabin itself is also lined with advanced dual-front, side-impact and curtain airbags4. With this kind of protection, you can drive with peace of mind knowing that the Forte achieves a 5-star safety rating from NHSTA.

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Safety

Small spaces made big.

Shifting your Forte into reverse automatically activates the available rearview camera5 to show you what you may not see through the back window. It also helps make tight parking spaces seem quite a bit larger and more manageable.

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Safety

React and prevent.

Safety comes first in the Forte. You can drive confidently with advanced safety systems that come standard on every model, like the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) systems that react to vehicle monitoring to help you maintain control in different situations and conditions. While other preventative systems like Hill Assist Control (HAC) stop you from rolling backwards when starting off on a steep hill6.

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Meet the 2016 Forte


LX

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  • 1.8L 4-cylinder engine
  • Bluetooth® hands-free cell phone connectivity
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available power tilt and sliding sunroof

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  • 2.0L GDI 4 cylinder engine
  • Rearview camera
  • UVO infotainment system
  • Available power tilt and sliding sunroof

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  • Smart Key with push-button start
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Driver’s seat memory function
  • LED Lightbar taillights

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Exterior

Interior

Features & Specs


ExteriorLXEXSX
15" steel wheels with full coversS--
16" alloy wheels+--
17" machine-finished alloy wheels-SS
P195/65 R15 tiresS--
P205/55 R16 tires+--
P215/45 R17 tires-SS
Tire mobility kitSSS
Automatic headlights-SS
LED front positioning lights-SS
Xenon high-intensity discharge headlights--S
Fog lights+SS
LED lightbar taillights--S
Solar glassSSS
Power tilt and sliding sunroofOOS
Body-coloured sideview mirrorsSSS
Power heated side mirrorsSSS
Side mirror LED signal repeaters-SS
Auto-folding side mirrors--S
Body-coloured door handlesS--
Body-coloured door handles with chrome accents-SS
Stainless steel exhaust tip-SS
Dark metallic colour inserted grilleSSS
Variable intermittant front wipersSSS
Heated windshield wiper de-icer+SS
Rear window defrosterSSS
Aeroblade windshield wipers--S
Front and rear splash guardsSSS
Seating & TrimLXEXSX
Cloth seatsSS-
Leather seats--S
Heated front seats+SS
Heated rear seats--S
Air-cooled driver’s seat--S
10-way power adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support--S
Height adjustable driver’s seatSSS
Driver’s seat memory function--S
Soft polyurethane steering wheel & gear shift knobS--
Leather-wrapped steering wheel & gear shift knob-SS
Carbon fibre patterned trim-SS
Soft touch interior trim-SS
Alloy sport pedals--S
60:40 split folding rear seatSSS
Comfort & ConvenienceLXEXSX
Air conditioningATSS
Dual-zone automatic climate control--S
Rear cooling ventilation-SS
Auto-defog system with Clean Air™ ionizer--S
Dot-matrix type LCD instrument cluster-S-
Enhanced LCD/TFT Supervision instrument cluster--S
Driver selectable user settings-SS
Power door locksSSS
Remote keyless entry with panic functionATSS
Smart Key with push button start--S
4-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3/Satellite stereo1S--
6-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3/Satellite stereo1+SS
UVO infotainment system2-S-
Navigation system with multimedia interface3--S
AUX & USB audio inputsSSS
Voice-activated Bluetooth® wireless technology3SSS
Steering wheel mounted audio controlsSSS
Steering wheel mounted cruise control+SS
Steering wheel mounted paddle shifters--S
Electric power steering (EPS)SSS
FlexSteer™ driver selectable steering assist-SS
Heated steering wheel--S
Tilt & telescopic steering columnSSS
Power windows5SSS
Express down driver windowSS-
Express up/down front windows+SS
Obstacle-detecting front windows+SS
Front console dual cup holdersSSS
Dual front console 12V power outletsSSS
Sliding front tray coverSSS
Centre console armrest with storage compartmentSSS
Sliding centre console armrest-SS
Rear seat centre armrest with cup holder-SS
Map light with sunglass holderSSS
Welcome lighting system--S
Illuminated sun visorsSSS
Trip computerSSS
Cooling glove box--S
Active ECO systemATATS
SafetyLXEXSX
Dual front advanced impact airbagsSSS
Dual front seat-mounted side impact airbagsSSS
Dual full-length side impact curtain airbagsSSS
Height adjustable front and rear headrestsSSS
4-wheel disc brakesSSS
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)SSS
Electronic stability control (ESC)SSS
Vehicle stability management (VSM)SSS
Hill assist control (HAC)SSS
Traction control system (TCS)SSS
Auto-dimming rearview mirror-SS
Rearview camera4-SS
Rear child safety door locksSSS
Rear seat Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)SSS
Impact-sensing auto door unlockSSS
Low washer fluid indicatorSSS
S = Standard  O = Optional  - = Not Available  + = Plus Package  AT = Automatic Transmission
1 Service available in the 10 provinces and three territories of Canada, and the 48 contiguous states of the U.S. Monthly subscription sold separately after three trial months.
2 Microsoft® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in Canada and/or other countries. Failure to pay attention to travel conditions and vehicle operation while the vehicle is in motion could result in loss of vehicle control. Operate the UVO system, even with voice commands, only when it is safe to do so.
3 When equipped with the available navigation system, the vehicle’s Bluetooth® and navigation technology only recognizes English voice prompts. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. A compatible Bluetooth wireless technology-enabled cell phone is required to use Bluetooth hands-free wireless technology.
4 The back-up warning system and rear camera display are not substitutes for proper and safe backing-up procedures. Always drive safely and use caution when backing up.
5 Anti-pinch feature optional on LX trim.
EngineLXEX & SX
Type1.8L, MPI, Inline 4 cylinder, all aluminum2.0L, GDI, Inline 4 cylinder, all aluminum
Valve TrainDOHC, 16 valve, Dual-cam variable valve timing (D-CVVT)DOHC, 16 valve, Chain drive, Dual-cam variable valve timing (D-CVVT)
Horsepower145 hp @ 6,500 rpm173 hp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque130 lb.-ft. @ 4,700 rpm154 lb.-ft. @ 4,700 rpm
IntakeVariable Intake System (VIS), Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)Variable intake system (VIS), Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)
Compression ratio10.3:111.5:1
Fuel systemMulti-port Injection (MPI)Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
Recommended fuelRegular unleadedRegular unleaded
Transmission6-speed manual;
Available 6-speed Sportmatic automatic, Active-ECO (AT)
Available 6-speed manual (EX), Available 6-speed Sportmatic automatic, Active ECO (AT)
Dimensions, mm (in)
Wheelbase2,700 (106.3)
Length4,560 (179.5)
Width1,780 (70.1)
Height1,430 (56.5)
Head room (front/rear)992 / 948 (39.1 / 37.3)
Shoulder room (front/rear)1,424 / 1,395 (56.1 / 54.9)
Leg room (front/rear)1,073 / 913 (42.2 / 35.9)
Hip room (front/rear)1,366 / 1,348 (53.8 / 53.1)
Curb Weight min-max, kg (min-max, lb.)LXEX & SX
6-speed manual1,272 - 1,332 (2,804 - 2,937)1,295 - 1,351 (2,855 - 2,978)
6-speed automatic1,290 - 1,353 (2,844 - 2,983)1,318 - 1,374 (2,906 - 3,029)
Body & Chassis
LayoutFront engine, front wheel drive
Body typeSteel unibody
Front suspensionIndependent, MacPherson strut, coil springs with stabilizer bar
Rear suspensionCoupled torsion beam axle with gas shock absorber
SteeringElectric power steering (FlexSteer™ on EX & SX)
Brakes
TypeHydraulic, power-assisted vacuum
ABS4-wheel, four sensor, four channel
Front, mm (in.)280 (11.0) vented discs
Rear, mm (in.)262 (10.3) solid discs
Capacities, L (cu. ft.)
Interior capacity (without/with sunroof)2,723 / 2,691 (96.2 / 95)
Cargo capacity421 (14.9)
Fuel tank capacity, L (imp. gal.)50 (11)
Fuel Economy, Highway/City, L/100kmLXEX & SX
Manual transmission6.3/9.36.9/9.8
Automatic transmission6.1/8.96.7/9.7