2017 Kia Forte vs. 2016 Dodge Dart

The 2017 Kia Forte is on the blocks with an all-new look. One that is inspired by the 2016 Kia Optima, which won a Red Dot Design award. It's dynamic yet also shows off a powerful stance for a compact car. The 2016 Dodge Dart is more of a sedate compact – it has a bold look in front, but overall doesn’t have the sleek fun of the Forte's "Tiger Nose" front grille and lightweight construction.

Besides the look of the car, the price is very important, and the 2017 Kia Forte can be yours for prices starting at less than $12,000 at Friendly Kia, while the 2016 Dart will cost nearly $17,000 at competing dealers for a low trim level. That's significant savings you get with the 2017 Forte, which only multiplies when you factor in the 2017 Forte's warranty that lasts 10 years or 100,000 miles for limited powertrain, while the 2016 Dart's is a few years and many miles shorter at 5 years or 60,000 miles.

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2017 Kia Forte Vs. 2016 Dodge Dart
$11,470 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $16,292 (The Competition)
29, 38 MPG (city, highway) - Automatic Transmission 27, 39
Yes Available Ventilated Front Seats? No
Yes Available Autonomous Emergency Braking? No
10 years or 100,000 miles Limited Powertrain Warranty Coverage 5 years or 60,000 miles
5 years or 60,000 miles Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty Coverage 3 years or 36,000 miles

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Impressed yet? The 2017 Kia Forte also has all-new features, like its available UVO3 eServices system, which gives you absolute control over your playlist with access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as music streaming apps and space for 8GB of music. So load up your favorite music or audio books and get ready to enjoy the sweet handle of the 2017 Forte. Then there's the extra touches that the 2017 Forte has, like available ventilated front seats, to cool you down on a warm drive; and available autonomous emergency braking, which will pump the brakes if someone or something jumps in front of you suddenly. The 2016 Dodge Dart has none of these helpful available features.

If you would like a more feature-packed and affordable car that still gets nearly 40 mpg highway, then the 2017 Kia Forte is the compact for you. We proudly have it at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.

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