2017 Kia Forte Optima Soul and Sportage vs. New and Pre-Owned BMW 3 Series

BMW is known the world over for its striking sport performance and world-class engineering. The automaker is generally regarded as one of the finest in the globe on a perennial basis. But if you shop for a BMW, you're looking at a hefty lease or sticker price that can be daunting.

Enter Kia, which ranked highest in initial quality in the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Initial Quality Study, the first time a non-premium automaker had achieved such a feat in nearly 30 years. Kia's accolades don't stop there, either, as several models compile auto awards as easily as Meryl Streep does Oscar praise.

At Friendly Kia, we've noticed a good number of auto shoppers who either are looking to trade-in their BMW, or who are comparing Kia models with BMW. And you know what? Not only do Kia models come with a European style all their own, you can find one of these top-performing Kia cars or SUVs at a fraction of the price it costs to own a BMW. For example, if you're looking for a sedan, you can have a 2017 Optima for less than $17,000 at Friendly Kia with our VIP price, while a 2017 BMW 330i will cost you an additional $29,000 (or an upward swing of around 170 percent) at a competing area lot. Please consult our table we have provided for more prices regarding our Kia inventory and comparable BMW models.

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Model Price Base MPG Notes
2017 Kia Forte $10,920* 29, 38 Fuel-efficient compact, redesigned for 2017
2017 Kia Optima $16,880*  25, 36 Elegant, Euro-sport style - up to 245 horsepower
2017 Kia Cadenza $27,245* 20, 28 Premium sedan with 290 HP, plush interior
2017 Kia Soul $11,815* 25, 30 Iconic crossover w/fun colors, new turbocharged engine
2017 Kia Sportage $18,025* 23, 30 Small SUV, redesigned for 2017, up to 240 HP
 BMW 320i (3 Series Sedan)  $36,880 for 2017 (Competition) 23, 35 Closest comparison is the 2017 Forte
BMW 330i (3 Series Sedan) $46,330 for 2017 (Competition) 23, 33 Closest comparison is the 2017 Optima
 BMW 340i (3 Series Sedan)  $56,245 for 2017 (Competition) 19, 29 Compares with the 2017 Cadenza
BMW 3 Series Sport Wagon $42,950 MSRP for 2017  23, 33 Hatchback, significantly pricier than the 2017 Soul or Sportage
 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo $43,950 MSRP for 2017 23, 33 Compares with the 2017 Cadenza

Find an Award-Winning, Affordable Kia Vehicle Near Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL

Here's just a sampling of the recognition Kia models have received in recent months:

  • 2017 Kia Soul
    • U.S. News & World Report: “Best Compact Car for the Money.”
    • U.S. News & World Report: "2017 Best Cars for Families."
  • 2017 Kia Sportage
    • Kelley Blue Book KBB.com: “Best Buy” – Small SUV.
    • Cars.com: “Best New Compact SUV.”
    • IIHS Top Safety Pick.
  • 2017 Kia Optima
    • IIHS Top Safety Pick.
  • 2017 Kia Cadenza
    • U.S. News & World Report: "2017 Best Cars for Families."
    • Active Lifestyle Vehicle (ALV) of the Year award: "Luxury On-Road" category.
  • 2016 Kia Soul
    • "Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power in its 2016 Initial Quality Study.
  • 2016 Kia Sportage
    • "Highest Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power in its 2016 Initial Quality Study.

If you want an award-winning, fun Kia vehicle, and for significant savings over a comparable BMW model, then we look forward to showing you the perfect vehicle 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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