It’s that time again: you’re in the market for a new or used car, but you don’t know where to start. Luckily, you’re not alone. At Jack Daniels Kia, we understand that the first step to any satisfactory car-buying journey is research. That’s why our Kia model comparison pages are a great place to start.
Thinking about purchasing a Kia? Below you’ll find summaries of how Kia cars and SUVs stack up to the competition.
Compare 2016 and 2017 Kia Models at Jack Daniels Kia
Kia vs. the Competition
Look no further than the 2017 Forte for proof of why true beauty lies within. The 2017 Elantra is neck-and-neck with the Forte in terms of combined fuel economy and horsepower. But the Forte’s intuitive infotainment system, cabin spaciousness, and cargo versatility give it the edge and make it a can’t-miss in the compact car class.
It doesn’t get more practical than the 2017 Forte. The 2017 Mazda3 gives the Forte a run for its money in gas mileage and road manners but falls short in convenience features. On top of a full suite of safety amenities, the Forte comes with available UVO eServices. With these additional accessories at a lesser base price, it’s really a no-brainer.
At first glance, the 2016 Optima and 2016 Sonata seem like birds of a feather. Both midsize sedans deliver excellent numbers in fuel efficiency and interior roominess. But the Optima flies ahead with noise cancellation features and user-friendly tech options. The more aerodynamic redesign on the 2016 model is just a bonus.
The 2016 Optima is all about more. This midsize sedan has the advantage over the 2016 Accord in both the front leg room and trunk volume categories. But that’s just the inside. When you go with the Optima, you’ll get more mpg on the highway, too.
It’s hard to compete with a name like Sportage. The 2017 Tucson turns in a valiant effort with solid fuel economy and ample passenger space. But the 2017 Sportage provides all of the above and more. And the athletic 181-horsepower base engine is a pretty big “more” for a compact SUV.
Noticing a trend? The 2017 Sorento and 2017 Santa Fe are similar. But while the Santa Fe’s engine is more powerful, the Sorento’s offers more bang for your buck with an estimated 24 mpg in highway mileage. And with more trims to choose from, the Sorento is a more obvious choice at midsize SUV than you might think.
Not only is the compact car segment crowded with competition, but many compacts are crowded for space as well. That’s not the case with the 2017 Soul, which boasts abundant passenger room and vast storage space. The 2017 Fit might be slightly more capable in terms of gas mileage, but it’s just not as sensible.
Both the 2017 Rio and the 2017 Accent are fun to drive, but the Rio makes everything look effortless. The reason? Try the Sportmatic® transmission and UVO eServices. The Accent comes available in more trim levels, but for the Rio, it’s quality over quantity.
Kia vs. Kia
There are no losers here. Whether you choose the 2017 Forte or the 2017 Optima, you’ll enjoy efficiency, cool entertainment options, and safety specs. Go for the Forte for fewer trips to the pump. But if space is what you’re after, the midsize Optima is probably a better fit.