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2013 Honda Fit vs. 2014 Kia Forte Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Honda Fit than in the Kia Forte, due to the Honda Fit's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Fit and the Kia Forte in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Kia Forte you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Fit, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). Based on MSRP, the Honda Fit is clearly a better financial choice over 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 Honda Fit and the Kia Forte have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
The Honda Fit has much less torque than the Kia Forte, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Honda Fit has about the same turning radius as the Kia Forte, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Fit is significantly less powerful than the Kia Forte. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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

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

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2013 Honda
Fit

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MSRP*: $15,425 - $17,160
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2014 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $19,700 - $20,900
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.24% --
City MPG: 27 21 - 24
Highway MPG: 33 29 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 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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Invoice*: $15,023 - $16,704 $18,759 - $19,717

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