It would be easy for us to tell you what an amazing compact car the 2017 Kia Forte is. But we'll go the hard route, and show you just how dominant it is against the competition in its class, including from the 2017 Fiat Abarth. The 2017 Forte is a fuel-efficient and stylish compact with the exterior flourishes of its cousin the 2016 Kia Optima and the savings of a small car, at 29 mpg city, 38 mpg highway. The 2017 Abarth, on the other hand, while it is a stylish small car, it falls short of the savings the Forte provides at 28 mpg city, 34 mpg highway.
And we won't stop there, as the full flavor of the 2017 Forte can be yours for a marginal cost of less than $12,000 with the available Friendly Kia VIP Price, while the 2017 Abarth retails for around $20,000 MSRP.
Read more about the Kia Forte's Performance, Features
|2017 Kia Forte||Vs.||2017 Fiat Abarth|
|$11,470 (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||Starts around $19,995 MSRP|
|29, 38||MPG (city, highway)||28, 34|
|96.2 / 14.9||Passenger Room / Cargo Room (cubic feet)||84.9 / 9.5|
|10-yr/100k-mile powertrain, 5-yr/60k-mile bumper-to-bumper||Warranty Coverage||5-yr/60k-mile powertrain, 4-yr/50k-mile bumper-to-bumper|
Now we know the 2017 Kia Forte is more affordable than the 2017 Fiat Abarth, but it also has more power at a peak 164 HP to the Abarth's 160 HP, while also providing more room for both passengers and cargo. You can seat up to five in the Forte's spacious interior that provides a leg-stretching 96.2 cubic feet, which is about 13 percent larger than the room you will find in a 2017 Abarth. And if you need to pack your bags for a long getaway, the Abarth doesn't reach 10 cubic feet (it has 9.5 cubic feet) of room for your bags, while the 2017 Forte provides an additional 50 percent more room for anything from backpacks to briefcases at 14.9 cubic feet.
There's plenty more to love about the 2017 Kia Forte, like its industry-leading 10-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, but we'll leave the rest up to you when we see you at the Friendly Kia lot at 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.