2017 Kia Forte vs. 2017 Chevrolet Cruze in Springfield, MO 
Compact sedans are a great choice for commuters and first-time car buyers because they are easy to maneuver, great on fuel, and very affordable. So which compact sedan is the best option for your money? The team at Youngblood Kia in Springfield, MO has compared the new Kia Forte against a common competitor, the Chevrolet Cruze, to find out. For the sake of this comparison, we will compare the most popular Kia Forte trim package at our dealership, the Forte LX sedan with an automatic transmission, with the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze LS sedan with an automatic transmission.
2017 Kia Forte vs. 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Interior Comparisons in Springfield, MO 

2017 Kia Forte vs. 2017 Chevy Cruze: Interior Comfort and Design

Buying an affordable compact car doesn't mean you can't enjoy a comfortable cabin and plenty of modern convenience features. With both the 2017 Kia Forte and 2017 Chevy Cruze, you will get:

  • Air conditioning
  • Interior lighting
  • Power windows and locks
  • Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel
  • Cloth seats
  • Height-adjustable driver's seat
  • 60/40-folding rear seats
However, the more spacious and comfortable of the two cabins is that of the Kia Forte. The driver and front passenger seats have more headroom and legroom than Chevy Cruze passengers do, and the seats in both rows are wider, providing more hip and shoulder room. Premium cloth upholstery is available as an option to provide a more upscale feel. The new Forte also has slightly more cargo space than the Cruze.

2017 Kia Forte vs. 2017 Chevy Cruze: Technology and Safety

The 2017 Kia Forte and the 2017 Chevy Cruze both get five stars overall in NHTSA crash safety testing, but the only the 2017 Forte earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award for its advanced crash avoidance technology. The Forte gets plenty of great entertainment technology as well. Learn more about the features from both models below.

  • Both models come standard with four-speaker audio, and the 2017 Forte includes a CD player and SiriusXM® radio
  • Both models come with Bluetooth® connectivity, while the Kia Forte has both a USB port and aux port with which to connect your smartphone or MP3 player
  • Both are available with a touchscreen audio display featuring an integrated backup camera
  • The 2017 Kia Forte comes with steering wheel mounted audio and phone controls, but the 2017 Chevy Cruse does not

2017 Kia Forte vs. 2017 Chevy Cruze: Reliability

The 2017 Kia Forte is J.D. Power's "Highest Ranked Compact Car in Initial Quality". It's much more reliable than the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze. On top of that, a Forte will be protected under warranty for nearly twice as long as a Chevy model.

2017 Kia ForteModel2017 Ford Focus
5-years/60,000-milesBasic Warranty3-years/36,000-miles
10-years/100,000-milesDrivetrain Warranty5-years/60,000-miles
$3,3395-Yr Maintenance Costs*$3,864
$5545-Yr Repair Costs*$836

*As estimated by Edmunds.com

Test Drive the 2017 Kia Forte in Springfield, MO

Now that you know that the Kia Forte is the clear choice over the 2017 Chevy Cruze, you can pick out a new Forte to take home from our inventory in a color you love. Do you want to learn more about the 2017 Kia Forte first? You can read our review here, or come experience it in person by taking a test drive at our Kia dealership in Springfield, MO. Just call (866) 825-9532 to be connected with one of our Kia specialists.

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