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2022 Honda Insight vs. 2022 Kia Forte Review

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2022 Honda
Insight

MSRP*: $25,760 to $29,790
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2022 Kia
Forte

MSRP*: $19,090 to $24,490
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MPG - City 51 - 55 MPG 22 - 31 MPG
MPG - Hwy 45 - 49 MPG 31 - 41 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 151-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 147-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 201-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable 7-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable, M/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 151 hp 147 - 201 hp
Exterior Length 183.6 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 71.6 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 35.7 in
Head Room Front 37.5 - 39.3 in
Rear 36.6 - 36.9 in
Front 38.8 in
Rear 37.5 in

*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.

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.

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
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Honda Insight and the Kia Forte.

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

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
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Honda Insight than that of the Kia Forte.