2017 Kia Forte vs. 2017 Mazda3 4-Door  

2017 Kia Forte vs. 2017 Mazda3 4-Door New Port Richey FL

The 2017 Kia Forte has darted up the sales charts to become one of Kia’s best-selling models, and it’s no secret why. If you are not familiar with this compact car with a redesigned exterior and fine fuel economy that saves you money, then here’s a few reasons why it’s such a magical compact: It comes with great fuel economy with 29 mpg city, 38 mpg highway and it was named "Highest Ranked Compact Car in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power in its 2017 Initial Quality Study.

The 2017 Mazda3 4-Door model is another well-liked compact car, but its fuel economy maxes out at 28 mpg city, 37 mpg highway and it does not share in the praise the 2017 Forte received from J.D. Power. In addition, the 2017 Forte is available for less than $12,000 with the Friendly Kia VIP Price, while the competition has the 2017 Mazda3 priced at more than $16,000.

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2017 Kia Forte


2017 Mazda3 4-Door

 $11,920 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price   $16,847 (The Competition)
29, 38  MPG (city, highway)  28, 37 
Yes  "Highest Ranked Compact Car in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power in 2017 Initial Quality Study?  No 
Yes  IIHS Top Safety Pick?  Yes 
10 years or 100,000 miles limited powertrain; 5 years or 60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper  Warranty Coverage  5 years or 60,000 miles limited powertrain; 3 years or 36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper 

We Have the Kia Forte for Less, Serving the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL Area 

The 2017 Kia Forte has the sporty looks of the Kia Optima, nice tech with available UVO eServices which come with access to streaming audio, voice-command navigation, and more, like an available 7-inch touch screen with voice-command navigation. The 2017 Mazda3 4-Door can’t hold a candle to the Forte’s tech; although it has a maximum screen size of 7 inches like the Forte, it is not compatible with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto like the Forte is.

Enjoy the superior fuel economy, tech, and price of the 2017 Kia Forte – the easy pick in the compact class over the 2017 Mazda3 4-Door! We are looking forward to your visit on the lot 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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