Experienced car shoppers know that advanced technology features and compact cars aren't normally mentioned in the same sentence, but the 2017 Kia Forte breaks that trend. The 2017 Forte comes generously equipped with standard features, and its interior space makes it feel more like a sedan than a compact car. Combine that with the minor exterior redesign, and the 2017 Forte is looking better than ever.
But how does it compare to tough competitors like the 2017 Honda Fit? We're finding out by putting it up against the 2017 Fit in a head-to-head comparison! Keep reading for a detailed look at the features and specifications you can expect to find on both vehicles!
2017 Kia Forte
2017 Honda Fit
|2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder
||1.5-liter inline 4-cylinder
|120 months/100,000 miles
||60 months/60,000 miles
|96.2 cu. ft.
||95.7 cu. ft.
The 2017 Honda Fit comes in three trim levels: LX, EX, and EX-L. All trims come standard with a 1.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that generates a lackluster 130 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. The 2017 Fit offers less passenger space than the 2017 Kia Forte, as shown in the chart above, but it also has less front legroom, less front and rear hiproom, and less front and rear shoulder room. Additionally, the 2017 Honda Fit's warranties don't even compare to those offered by the 2017 Kia Forte. In addition to the 2017 Fit's underwhelming Powertrain Warranty, the vehicle's Basic Warranty only covers 36 months or 36,000 miles, while the 2017 Kia Forte's remains active for 60 months and 60,000 miles.
The 2017 Kia Forte also comes in three trim levels: LX, S, and EX. The LX and S trims both come standard with a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that generates 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque, while the EX's more-powerful 2.0-liter I4 engine kicks out 164 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. Standard features for all trim levels include Bluetooth® hands-free connectivity, an auxiliary input jack, steering-wheel-mounted audio and hands-free phone buttons, a tilt and telescopic steering column, power windows and door locks, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, and a 6-way adjustable driver's seat.
Drivers interested in learning more about the 2017 Kia Forte's features and specifications are encouraged to contact a member of our team at Motion Kia today! We'll fill you in on all of the important details as well as answer any questions you may have. Interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2017 Forte, or any other vehicle in our inventory? Schedule an obligation-free test drive online or stop in and see us at our location in Budd Lake, NJ!