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2017 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2017 Kia Forte Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Cruze offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Kia Forte with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Cruze and the Kia Forte in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Cruze as you will with the Kia Forte, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Chevrolet Cruze is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Forte. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Cruze and the Kia Forte have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Cruze is about the same width as the Kia Forte. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Chevrolet Cruze, which is slightly longer than the Kia Forte.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Cruze does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Kia Forte.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Cruze is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Forte.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Cruze and the Kia Forte.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Cruze is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Forte.

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2017 Chevrolet
Cruze

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MSRP*: $16,975 - $23,475

2017 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $16,490 - $21,200
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.20% As low as 4.80%
City MPG: 28 - 30 25 - 29
Highway MPG: 39 - 40 33 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,890 - $22,536 $16,165 - $20,037

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.