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2016 FIAT 500L vs. 2016 Kia Forte Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The FIAT 500L offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Kia Forte. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500L, drivers may find the Kia Forte a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the FIAT 500L 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 FIAT 500L 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 Destination Charge for the FIAT 500L is much higher than that for the Kia Forte.

Dimensions
The FIAT 500L is about the same width as the Kia Forte. When looking at overall length, the FIAT 500L takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Forte.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the FIAT 500L transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Kia Forte.

Handling
The FIAT 500L has a smaller turning radius than the Kia Forte, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The FIAT 500L has less horsepower than the Kia Forte, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the FIAT 500L and the Kia Forte.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the FIAT 500L is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Forte.

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2016 FIAT
500L

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MSRP*: $19,495 - $24,795

2016 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $18,090 - $20,990
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.84% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.05% As low as 4.80%
City MPG: 22 - 25 21 - 25
Highway MPG: 30 - 33 29 - 33
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Invoice*: $19,387 - $24,099 $17,359 - $19,811

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.