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2017 Mazda3 vs 2017 Kia Forte

It’s no secret that there are many options for you in the compact sedan world, with many models all promising high tech innovation, fuel economy and fantastic exterior styling. However, in any market, the best models always rise to the forefront of consumer interest. Two such vehicles are the 2017 Mazda3 and 2017 Kia Forte, able to give you a powerful and smooth ride for a price to match any budget you’re working on. But here’s our question; how well do they match up with each other?

We understand that the buying process often comes down to a matter of preference, which is why we take such pride in bringing you as much information as possible about the Mazda3 and Forte models. Let’s take a look at what these two bring to the table!

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2017 Mazda3 vs 2017 Forte
$17,845 MSRP $16,600
2.0-liter Inline 4 Base Engine 2.0-liter Inline 4
155 / 150 Horsepower / Torque 147 / 132
28 city / 37 highway Fuel Economy 29 city / 38 highway

2017 Mazda3 Avondale AZ

Both the 2017 Mazda3 in Avondale AZ and 2017 Kia Forte bring a lot to the table for you as a driver. They each offer incredible fuel efficiency for the price, with the Forte able to achieve a greater maximum fuel range both in the city and on the highway. However, if you’re looking for a sedan that’s more apt to give you power and technology that you need, the 2017 Mazda3 holds a staunch upper hand. Its base engine is more powerful than both engines that the Forte offers, and an upgrade to its 2.5-liter Inline 4 translates to 184 horsepower! Stepping inside, there aren’t many sedans on the market that can give you what the Mazda3 can. Its Mazda Connect infotainment system, available stitched leather seating and automatic climate control are great, but the real bread-and-butter of the Mazda3 is how it keeps you safe. It’s been awarded a 5-star NHTSA overall rating on the back of its extensive list of driver assistance innovations, some of which include:

  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Smart City Brake Support
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Many more!

If you’re interested in seeing what else the 2017 Mazda3 model can provide, feel free to contact our sales team here at Avondale Mazda. We’ll get you behind the wheel for a test drive and help you work out a financing deal if you’re convinced that it’s right for you. Stop in and see our team today!

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