Would You Buy 2017 Kia Forte Over The Hyundai Elantra?
Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte are sibling models built upon the same compact platform.
While Hyundai has given the Elantra a ful makeover for the 2017 model year, Forte received a mid-cycle facelift.
With the release of the 2017 Forte5, Kia finally have a compact sedan that is as good, if not better, than its main rivals.
Rather than providing you one good reason to purchase the refreshed Kia Forte, let us to present you with 4:
- Attractive exterior design – Did you know that Peter Schreyer, former design chief at Audi is now in charge of design at Kia? He has restyled the Forte for 2017. The updated model looks attractive from every possible angle, and the addition of features such as LED lights give it a real touch of sophistication.
- Great Cargo Space – The Forte may look small on the outside and you wouldn’t expect to see a lot of cargo space in a small compact hatchback car, but the Forte 5 delivers the goods in that category. There is a 23 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, which is the sort of number you would struggle to find in a sedan. Fold down the rear seats and you end up with cargo space that is akin to a compact SUV.
- Affordable Pricing – You are not going to have to shell out a lot of money to get behind the wheel of the Forte 5. You can get into the base EX model, which is packed with features, for less than $20,000.
- Selection of Body Styles – All of the positive facts mentioned above are for the Forte 5-door hatchback model, but you also have the choice of a 2-door Kia Forte Koup and the Forte 4dr sedan. The Forte 5 is great, but it’s nice to be spoiled for more choice.
The Elantra is a great looking new car, but if you want something else, you sgould take a look at the updated Kia Forte!