Kia Forte Versus Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra & Toyota Corolla
Kia Forte Price Vs. Competition
The 2016 Kia Forte LX with an automatic transmission is priced competitively at $18,795 MSRP, comparable to the starting price of the 2016 Elantra, Civic and Corolla, but comes with more standard goodies like telescoping steering wheel. The Forte’s value goes up when you add on additional features, with an EX model that features a long list of standard features that you won’t find on the Honda Civic and some of the other vehicles in our comparison.
Kia Forte Warranty Vs. Competition
The Kia Forte comes with Kia’s standard 5 year/100,000 km warranty on-par with Hyundai and Honda and providing a superior length of coverage to both the 2015 Ford Focus and the 2016 Toyota Corolla, which come with a basic 3 year/60,000 km warranty. The Kia Forte also includes 5 year/100,000 km Powertrain and Roadside Assistance warranties, 40,000 km more than the Corolla.
Kia Forte Power & Efficiency Vs. Competition
The only vehicle of those compared that has more standard horsepower than the Kia Forte is the 2015 Ford Focus, which doesn’t match the Forte for city fuel economy. The Forte’s base motor offers more power than either the base Honda Civic Sedan or Toyota Corolla, and the Forte’s available engine has 30 additional horsepower than the 2015 Civic EX and is 1 horsepower point behind the much more expense 2015 Civic Si.
Kia Forte Roominess Vs. Competition
With more trunk space than any of the competitors in our comparison and more front legroom than all but the 2016 Corolla, the Kia Forte is one of the roomiest vehicles in its segment. With a quiet, refined and spacious cabin and well as excellent storage room, space is one of the Forte’s strong points.
Kia Forte Drivetrain Vs. Competition
With your choice of a sporty six-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission, the Forte outdoes the Honda Civic which only offers a 5-speed manual on base models with a 5-speed automatic available on only the more expensive LX, EX, Hybrid, and Touring. The only way to get a 6-speed manual transmission on the Civic is to opt for the much more expensive Civic Si.