Whatever side of the crossovers vs cars debate you happen to be on (we think both have their merits, for the record), the compact car is the model that is likely to withstand any massive change in driver preference. Many of us took our first drives in a compact car. It’s a segment that is still preferred by drivers everywhere for its low price tag, above-average fuel economy and agility which makes it easy to park and maneuver in crowded urban streets.
When the 2019 Kia Forte hit the market, it flipped the segment on its head. No more was a compact car just a utilitarian vehicle. Borrowing design cues from the inspired Kia Stinger, the 2019 Kia Forte showed that this segment could be attractive and sporty. With heaps of standard technology, it also showed drivers that they could expect an entry-luxury experience in a mass-market car. Up against the 2019 Kia Forte today is the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze.
2019 Kia Forte
2019 Chevrolet Cruze
|34 MPG combined (IVT)||Fuel consumption||32 MPG combined|
|8-inch, full-color touchscreen||Standard infotainment system||7-inch touchscreen|
|15.3 cubic feet||Trunk space||14.8 cubic feet|
|Standard||Active safety features||Available|
|10 years/100,000 miles||Engine/powertrain warranty||5 years/60,000 miles|
|$14,210 – Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing*||Starts at||$17,995|
As you’ll see in the above chart, the 2019 Kia Forte brings unprecedented value to the small sedan class. It’s efficient, roomy and full of the kind of technology other brands save for their flagship models or luxury lines. Chevrolet is no exception.
Although the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze offers plenty of interesting features and puts a decent value proposition forward, it can’t match the incredible features provided by the 2019 Kia Forte. Though subjective, we’re also inclined to say it can’t come close to equaling the impressive style of the newest Forte.
At Friendly Kia, we have Tampa Bay’s largest selection of new Kia Forte models as well as the best prices in the region. As Tampa Bay’s only Kia dealership to have been welcomed into the Kia Motors America President’s Club for 2019, we can safely claim to be on another level with our attention and obsession with customer satisfaction.
If you’re looking for a small car that never feels like a small car, we’d love to help! Contact us today to schedule a test drive.