Are you searching for a new compact sedan that fits in with your busy lifestyle? The compact car segment has grown into one full of agile, stylish and well-equipped sedans and hatchbacks, so competition is fierce. Most automakers in this market space have created a model that shows a compact car's ability to have a big attitude in a small package, but the new 2021 Kia Forte tops them all with its bold and sophisticated style!
The new Kia Forte goes up against compact car veterans like the Honda Civic. Let's see which compact car model provides the most value.
|2021 Kia Forte FE||VS||2021 Honda Civic LX|
|15.3 Cubic Feet||Cargo Volume||15.1 Cubic Feet|
|Standard||Smart Device Integration||Not Available|
|31 / 41||Fuel Economy (City / Highway)**||30 / 38|
|14 Gallons||Fuel Tank Capacity||12.3 Gallons|
|Standard||10-Year / 100,000-Mile Powertrain Warranty||Not Available|
If there were an award an entire automotive class could get for "most improved," it would go to the compact class. The compact segment has changed significantly since its introduction decades ago, going from minimally outfitted, tinny economy cars to today's sleek sedans that provide much of the premium and high-tech features found on larger cars. Case in point, the 2021 Forte from Kia stands out in the compact car class thanks to its stellar standard and available amenities and its low starting price.
When comparing the 2021 Kia Forte to Hyundai's 2021 Elantra, it's a game of margins. These sedans share many similarities and even specifications, so car shoppers have to dig deep to find which model stands out and above the other. Where the Kia and Hyundai compact cars diverge is precisely where the comparison gets interesting, though. The 2021 Kia Forte appears to have higher aspirations than the 2021 Elantra, which seems content to compete with low-spec, low-feature models.
The 2021 Kia Forte is emblematic of Kia's ongoing push to offer high-feature vehicles at industry-leading price points. The base model Forte LX provides impressive features and functionalities that easily rival the 2021 Hyundai Elantra's base SE trim, but at a much more affordable starting MSRP.
|2021 Kia Forte FE||VS||2021 Hyundai SE|
|15.3 Cubic Feet||Cargo Volume||14.2 Cubic Feet|
|147 @ 6200 rpm||Horsepower||147 @ 6200 rpm|
|132 @ 4500||Torque||132 @ 4500|
|Standard||10-Year / 100,000-Mile Powertrain Warranty||Standard|
The 2021 Elantra keeps its base engine across its three initial trim levels, so there's no power boost even if you upgrade to the Limited trim. In contrast, Kia's new Forte offers turbocharged, 201-hp performance in its GT and GT Manual editions! The Forte's available 1.6-liter turbo-four engine pairs with an advanced 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that will certainly leave Hyundai Elantra drivers wanting more from their cars. Visit our Kia dealership in Augusta, GA to explore all of your financing options!
If there's one thing that can be said for the Kia Forte, it's that it comes packs with tons of advanced features at driver-friendly prices. For Kia, the Forte isn't an opportunity to offer an unappealing budget car. Rather, it's an opportunity to give drivers the level of comfort, convenience and technology offered in larger models, but with a highly efficient powertrain and a low price. In contrast, drivers may find the 2021 Nissan Sentra doesn't offer anything they can't get with the Forte, yet it costs far more than the Kia model.
|2021 Kia Forte||VS||2021 Nissan Sentra|
|96 Cubic Feet||Passenger Volume||95 Cubic Feet|
|147 @ 6200 rpm||Horsepower||149 @ 6400 rpm|
|31 / 41||Fuel Economy (City / Highway)**||29 / 39|
|14 Gallons||Fuel Capacity||12.4 Gallons|
|Standard||10-Year / 100,000-Mile Powertrain Warranty||Not Available|
Today, the new 2021 Kia Forte is going up against the Sentra, the pricier compact sedan made by Nissan. In the compact class, buyers must pay attention to the level of thought and detail that goes into the design, features and technology at every trim level. Value, after all, is more than just price -- it's what you get for the price! The team at Kia of Augusta looks forward to assisting you with your new 2021 Kia Forte purchase!
Compact cars represent a considerable portion of drivers' first vehicles. Beyond just being the car that got many of us behind the wheel for the first time, they're a sensible option that delivers a larger sedan's convenience and comfort but in a more efficient, economical and city-sized package. For many automakers, the focus for compact car production is keeping costs low. For Kia, corners are never cut to achieve their high-value pricing.
Models like the 2021 Kia Forte exude sophistication, providing all the amenities of a larger sedan but in a smaller package. In this comparison, the stylish and elegant 2021 Kia Forte is going up against a class veteran, the Toyota Corolla. Now in its 11th generation, the Corolla's many decades on the market have given it plenty of time to iterate. Can the younger Kia Forte match its small car heritage? Let's find out!
|2021 Kia Forte||VS||2021 Toyota Corolla|
|Optional||Remote Engine Start||Not Available|
|96 Cubic Feet||Passenger Volume||88 Cubic Feet|
|147 @ 6200||Horsepower||139 @ 6100|
|31 / 41||Fuel Economy (City / Highway)**||31 / 40|
|14 Gallons||Fuel Capacity||13 Gallons|
The 2021 Toyota Corolla suffers from complacency. With its long history in the compact car segment, you would think the Corolla would have advanced further than it has, without the competition from the likes of the new Forte. When you compare the things that make or break compact sedans for most drivers, the 2021 Kia Forte truly shines.
The foundation of the 2021 Kia Forte's many advantages over the Toyota Corolla starts with its engine. Generating greater horsepower than the Corolla's engine isn't a difficult feat to achieve, but besting its horsepower while returning better fuel economy, however, is impressive. The 2021 Kia Forte manages a superior ride regarding both passing confidence -- with its more power -- and the number of gas stations you can drive past -- with its better highway fuel economy. The Forte's choice of a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission gives you precise and satisfying shifts, while the 2021 Corolla's anemic and noisy CVT simply can't match the experience of driving a Forte.
Inside the new Forte, the passenger space is extravagant, with more room available for cargo in the 2021 Forte than the Corolla. Both drivers and passengers can enjoy the smartphone compatibility in the 2021 Kia Forte, which lets both iPhone and Android users connect their device to the Forte's infotainment system via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto integration. Thanks to its lower MSRP and more generous warranty, you'll spend less on your Forte than you would on the Corolla, both at purchase and potentially for repairs!
The 2021 Kia Forte is simply tough to top. It handily outperforms its compact car competition in a number of key areas for less money and with greater peace of mind through its safety edge and more extensive factory warranty. For more information on the 2021 Kia Forte or to schedule a test drive, contact or visit us today!
*"Starting MSRP" is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for base model trim. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.
**MPG: Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.