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2014 Honda Insight vs. 2015 Kia Forte Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Forte than the Honda Insight, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Insight, 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 Honda Insight 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 Honda Insight 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 Honda Insight and the Kia Forte have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Insight is much slimmer than the Kia Forte, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Honda Insight takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Forte.

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

Handling
The Honda Insight has a larger turning radius than the Kia Forte, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Insight 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 Insight and the Kia Forte.

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


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2014 Honda
Insight

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MSRP*: $18,725 - $22,190

2015 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $19,690 - $20,890
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Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.84% --
City MPG: 41
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
21 - 25
Highway MPG: 44 29 - 33
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

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Invoice*: $17,843 - $21,130 $18,751 - $19,707

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