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2017 Kia Forte vs. 2017 Mazda Mazda3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Forte offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mazda Mazda3. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Forte and the Mazda Mazda3 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Forte as you will with the Mazda Mazda3, 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). Whether you pick the Kia Forte or the Mazda Mazda3, 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 Kia Forte and the Mazda Mazda3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Forte is about the same width as the Mazda Mazda3. The Kia Forte is slightly shorter than the Mazda Mazda3, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Kia Forte doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda Mazda3.

Handling
The Kia Forte has about the same turning radius as the Mazda Mazda3, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Kia Forte has less horsepower than the Mazda Mazda3, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Forte and the Mazda Mazda3.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Forte than that of the Mazda Mazda3.

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2017 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $18,090 - $25,890

2017 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $19,095 - $23,895
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City MPG: 23 - 25 25 - 28
Highway MPG: 29 - 34 33 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $17,359 - $24,324 $18,275 - $22,862

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.