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2016 Kia Forte Koup vs. 2016 smart fortwo Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Forte Koup and the smart fortwo in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Kia Forte Koup you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the smart fortwo, due to its larger tank size and better 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). The Kia Forte Koup is somewhat more expensive than the smart fortwo. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Kia Forte Koup is much higher than that for the smart fortwo.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Forte Koup is much wider than the smart fortwo, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Kia Forte Koup, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the smart fortwo.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Kia Forte Koup does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the smart fortwo.

Handling
The Kia Forte Koup has a significantly larger turning radius than the smart fortwo, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Forte Koup has a much more powerful engine than the smart fortwo. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
People who frequently chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Kia Forte Koup more than the smart fortwo, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. The Kia Forte Koup has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the smart fortwo.

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

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2016 Kia
Forte Koup

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MSRP*: $19,890 - $20,690

2016 smart
fortwo

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MSRP*: $14,650 - $18,480
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.80% --
City MPG: 22 - 25 32
Highway MPG: 29 - 34 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 I-3
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $18,895 - $19,521 $13,625 - $17,186

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.