Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Forte than the FIAT 500L, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the FIAT 500L and the Kia Forte in the front seats.
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.
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 and the Kia Forte have similar Destination Charges.
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.
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the FIAT 500L transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Kia Forte.
The FIAT 500L has a smaller turning radius than the Kia Forte, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
The FIAT 500L has less horsepower than the Kia Forte, so it will probably be somewhat slower.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the FIAT 500L and the Kia Forte.
The basic warranty of the FIAT 500L is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Forte.
Compare the 2014 FIAT 500L and the 2014 Kia Forte.
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MSRP*: $19,195 - $24,395
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MSRP*: $19,700 - $20,900
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $1,500||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||As low as 0.00%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 0.12%||--|
|City MPG:||24 - 25||21 - 24|
|Highway MPG:||33||29 - 34|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||5 years/60,000 miles|
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|Side Crash Rating
|Invoice*:||$19,050 - $23,503||$18,759 - $19,717|
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