Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Forte than the FIAT 500, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Forte will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the FIAT 500 as you will with the Kia Forte, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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). When looking only at MSRP, the FIAT 500 will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 FIAT 500 and the Kia Forte have similar Destination Charges.
Since the FIAT 500 is much slimmer than the Kia Forte, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the FIAT 500, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Forte.
The FIAT 500 has much less torque than the Kia Forte, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The FIAT 500 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Kia Forte, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 500 is significantly less powerful than the Kia Forte. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
The FIAT 500 has less seating than the Kia Forte, making the Kia Forte the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.
The basic warranty of the FIAT 500 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Forte.
Compare the 2014 FIAT 500 and the 2014 Kia Forte.
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MSRP*: $16,195 - $22,195
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MSRP*: $19,700 - $20,900
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $2,000||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||As low as 0.00%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 0.24%||--|
|City MPG:||28 - 31||21 - 24|
|Highway MPG:||34 - 40||29 - 34|
|Seating Capacity:||4 - 4||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||5 years/60,000 miles|
|Overall Safety Rating
|Frontal Crash Rating
|Side Crash Rating
|Invoice*:||$15,801 - $21,381||$18,759 - $19,717|
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