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2014 FIAT 500L vs. 2015 Kia Forte Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The FIAT 500L 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 FIAT 500L 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 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 FIAT 500L will cost more in transportation costs than the Kia Forte.

Dimensions
The FIAT 500L is about the same width as the Kia Forte. The FIAT 500L is slightly shorter than the Kia Forte, which may make it easier to park.

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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2014 FIAT
500L

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MSRP*: $19,195 - $24,395

2015 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $19,690 - $20,890
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.36% --
City MPG: 24 - 25 21 - 25
Highway MPG: 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
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $19,050 - $23,503 $18,751 - $19,707

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