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2016 Honda CR-Z vs. 2017 Kia Forte Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Forte will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda CR-Z.

Convenience
The Kia Forte requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Honda CR-Z, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Whether you pick the Honda CR-Z or the Kia Forte, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda CR-Z and the Kia Forte have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda CR-Z 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 Honda CR-Z, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Forte.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Honda CR-Z doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Forte.

Handling
The Honda CR-Z has a smaller turning radius than the Kia Forte, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Honda CR-Z has less horsepower than the Kia Forte, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
Those who have to chauffeur around a lot of people should beware, the Honda CR-Z seats a lot fewer people than the Kia Forte.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda CR-Z is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Forte.

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Compare the 2016 Honda CR-Z and the 2017 Kia Forte.

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2016 Honda
CR-Z

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MSRP*: $20,295 - $24,440

2017 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $18,090 - $25,890
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.40% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.32% --
City MPG: 31 23 - 25
Highway MPG: 38 29 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 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*: $19,332 - $23,265 $17,359 - $24,324

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.