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2017 Hyundai Veloster vs. 2017 Kia Forte Review

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Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Forte than the Hyundai Veloster, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Veloster 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 Hyundai Veloster 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Veloster will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Hyundai Veloster and the Kia Forte have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Hyundai Veloster doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Forte.

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

Performance
The Hyundai Veloster has less horsepower than the Kia Forte, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The Hyundai Veloster has less seating than the Kia Forte, making the Kia Forte the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
The Hyundai Veloster comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Forte.

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2017 Hyundai
Veloster

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MSRP*: $18,100 - $22,600

2017 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $18,200 - $26,000
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City MPG: 25 - 28 23 - 25
Highway MPG: 33 - 35 29 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 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*: $17,454 - $21,505 $17,463 - $24,426

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 are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.