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2020 Honda Insight vs. 2020 Kia Forte Review

New 2020 Honda Insight

2020 Honda
Insight

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New 2020 Kia Forte

2020 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*
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$22,930 to $28,340
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$17,890 to $23,090
Invoice* $21,304 to $26,312 $17,263 to $22,050
MPG - City 51 - 55 25 - 31
MPG - Hwy 45 - 49 32 - 41
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Honda Insight offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Kia Forte. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Insight 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 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
The Honda Insight is about the same width as the Kia Forte. 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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Honda Insight as you will in the Kia Forte.

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