Kia Forte vs the Competition

Kia Forte

Comparing your compact car options in the greater Atlanta area? See how our new Kia Forte stacks up

At Rick Case Kia, we've always believed that when it comes to car shopping, the best thing your can do is be educated and informed of your options, even before setting foot on the showroom floor. And though you might not know it, there are plenty of compelling options out there in the compact car segment, but none more so than the new Kia Forte. Versatile and efficient, the Kia Forte presents itself as a strong value proposition for drivers from Norcross to Lawrenceville who want a more economical means of transportation.

That being said, while we here at Rick Case Kia think that the new Kia Forte is one of the most attractive compact cars, it's by no means the only option you'll have when shopping around the greater Atlanta, GA area. So, to show you how our new Kia Forte stacks up to the competitions, we've prepared a brief competitive breakdown for two of its closest competitors, the Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra.

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Kia Forte vs. Toyota Corolla

  • Safety: In the recent 2018 Insurance Institute of Highway Safety Top Safety Pick Awards, the 2018 Kia Forte with available front crash prevention system and adaptive xenon headlights earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick+, while the Toyota Corolla only earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick .
  • Performance:Looking for a compact car that's actually fun to drive around nearby Johns Creek, GA? If so, you'll want to choose the Kia Forte over the Toyota Corolla because the Kia Forte offers more standard horsepower.
  • Technology:If you're like many Duluth, GA drivers, you love a bit of extra tech sophistication in your cars. Fortunately, the Kia Forte features an available Kia UVO infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Unfortunately for the Toyota Corolla, it's available infotainment system lacks such features, making it harder to pair and connect your favorite mobile devices.
  • Warranty Coverage: If you want to spend less on maintenance in the long term, you'll find the Kia Forte offers a much more attractive value proposition thanks to its powertrain limited warranty coverage of up to 10 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. By comparison, the Toyota Corolla only features powertrain limited warranty coverage for up to 5 years or 60,000 miles.
  • Trunk Space: Choosing a compact car shouldn't mean your always have to struggle when it comes to hauling cargo. Fortunately, whether its groceries or luggage for a long trip outside the greater Atlanta, GA, the Kia Forte offers more trunk space than the Toyota Corolla, making it a more versatile vehicle overall.

Kia Forte vs. Nissan Sentra

  • Convenience Features: Want a few extra creature comforts with your next car? The Kia Forte features standard power-adjustable accessories and heated mirrors, while the Nissan Sentra is notably missing similar standard features
  • Performance: As with the Toyota Corolla before, the Nissan Sentra falls short in the horsepower department when compared to the Kia Forte.
  • Versatility: The Kia Forte offers two available body styles, sedan and hatchback, while the Nissan Sentra is only available as a sedan.
  • Safety: As mentioned above, the properly equipped 2018 Kia Forte earned the prestigious IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, while the Nissan Sentra won no such award in its 2018 model year.
  • Warranty Coverage: Once again, when you compare the warranty coverage of the Nissan Sentra and the Kia Forte, the Kia Forte comes out ahead with 10 years or 100,000 miles of powertrain limited warranty coverage

If you'd like to learn more about why drivers from all over the greater Atlanta, GA area love the new  Kia Forte, feel free to visit us at Rick Case Kia in Duluth, GA to take one for a test drive today!








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