Mazda is a well-known brand that makes some beloved sedans and compacts, but the 2016 Mazda3 4-Door has no idea what it's getting into as we're going to compare it vs. the 2016 Kia Forte to see which compact car is the superior ride for your needs.
For starters, you can get a 2016 Forte for thousands less than the 2016 Mazda3 4-Door at Friendly Kia with our available VIP Pricing, at $13,470 to the Mazda3 4-Door's $17,800 at the competition.
And with 26 mpg city, 39 mpg highway, the 2016 Forte certainly saves you money long after you leave the lot.
Many people look for compact cars because they will save you money on gas, or because they handle curves well, or because they tend to have a fun style to go along with their small size. Well, the 2016 Mazda3 4-Door certainly is built for these things, with a fine fuel economy and a curb weight of 2,869 pounds, making it lightweight to be smooth in turns. But the 2016 Kia Forte checks in a little lighter at 2,804 pounds, and it also has what most compacts dare only dream of: Raw power that resembles a midsize sedan, at 173 in top-line models.
|2016 Kia Forte||Vs.||2016 Mazda3 4-Door|
|$13,470 (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||$17,800 (The Competition)|
|5/5||Received in 2016 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study?||3/5|
|Yes||Available 17-inch Alloy Wheels?||No|
|10-yr/100k-mile limited powertrain, 5-yr/60k-mile bumper-to-bumper||Warranty Coverage||5-yr/60k-mile limited powertrain, 3-yr/36k-mile bumper-to-bumper|
Besides its lightweight construction and nice performance, the 2016 Kia Forte comes with a greater parts replacement guarantee, an industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain coverage and five-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper coverage; Mazda covers the Mazda3 4-Door for only five years for powertrain and three for bumper-to-bumper. Besides this security, the 2016 Forte also is held in great esteem by the experts. J.D. Power gave it a fantastic 5/5 in its 2016 Initial Quality Study (IQS). Handling, savings, and quality – the 2016 Kia Forte is a clear victor.
We have the Kia Forte in stock 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 Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. Call us at 877-544-6706 or come visit us so you can take a Forte for a test drive. 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.