[cc] 2010 Mazda 3i × 2010 Kia Forte SX Review - Lake Houston, United States
Adam Barrera at highmileage.org evaluates the Mazda 3i and Kia Forte SX compact sedans, pits them head-to-head, and places them in the context of their competition. Let me know what you think -- start a conversation with me on Twitter. http://twitter.com/highmileage
The first Mazda3 was a Great Little Car! It would've been the best among its peers...
if it hadn't trailed the Ford Focus by 8 miles per gallon.
Time has passed, and the 3 has evolved... but it faces new competition.
The Kia Forte is the first Korean compact car engineered to be at the top of shoppers' lists...
instead of a second-tier alternative.
Tedious automotive clichés mean that some compact car buyers will bypass
these cars altogether on their way to Honda and Toyota showrooms.
What a bummer.
The Forte feels as solidly built as any Civic or Corolla,
and it's backed by a longer warranty.
Inside the Forte, there are no positive or negative surprises
just a well-crafted and inoffensively designed interior
with slightly more passenger room and cargo volume than its main competition.
The new Mazda3's interior lies on the same plane.
The last-generation 3's deep, dramatic gauge lighting is gone.
Also gone is the eye-catching contrast-check upholstery that used to set this car apart in the segment.
In the New 3, drivers sit in a vast expanse of unaccented cloth.
Thankfully, the head unit's reactive LEDs have been retained.
They're the only design element that saves the 3's interior from monotony.
On the road, both vehicles bring memories of a better time
when '90s compacts were light and fun to toss.
Kia has never built a vehicle as dialed in as the Forte.
Its above-average reflexes seem held back only by its tires.
But where the Kia surprises, the Mazda thrills.
At Mazda, Zoom-Zoom isn't a marketing slogan
it's an engineering guideline.
Not a single bushing drowns out the base 3's connection to the road.
The 3 is still *so* fun to drive,
but its interior has become marginalized and severe.
Without an interior edge, the only parameter that makes the Mazda3
more desirable than the Kia Forte is the way that it drives.
If Kia sharpened the Forte's steering and suspension, Mazda could have a problem.
But for now, the Mazda delivers a complete package:
competitive fuel economy, declarative sheetmetal, and soulful road feel.
Both cars are more engaging than the Toyota Corolla
and more rationally priced than the Honda Civic.
2010 KIA Forte SX review
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In the past some Korean car manufactures have blatantly copied much more
expensive competitors like the Mercedes Benz or Jaguar, but the Forte only
takes the better design cues from the Civic and builds on them with a
unique, original, and dare I say a sexy spin on the standard Civic.
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2010 Kia Forte SX 6-Speed Overview Ron Tonkin Kia
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Conveniently located 10 minutes from Downtown Portland at 19335 SE
McLoughlin Blvd, Gladstone, OR, 97027.
2010 Kia Forte SX
2.4L Inline 4 Cylinder Engine
10.5:1 Compression Ratio
173 Hp 168 ft/lbs Torque
6-Speed Manual Transmission
Curb Weight 2853 lbs
Mileage: City 22 Highway 32
Sport Tuned Suspension
Heated Body Color Side Mirrors with Integrated Turn Signals
Front Fog Lamps
6-Speaker Stereo System
Sirius Satellite Radio
USB/AUX iPOD Plug-in for Full iPOD integration
Fuel Efficiency Monitor
Power Door Locks
Keyless Entry with Trunk Release
Tilt and Telescoping Steering Column
Cloth Seating with Red Stitching
60/40 Split Folding Rear Seat
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob
Metal Finish Accents
Electronic Stability Control
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2015 Kia K900 Test Drive & Luxury Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/kia/k900/2015/?id=32972 Kia has been building cars
for over 20 years now. And during that time the brand has grown their
line-up of cars. What started as extremely affordable econo-boxes has
bloomed into mid-sized cars offered at a great value; and now we have the
K900 which pushes the perception of what a luxury car can be. The 2015 Kia
K900 has a base price of $59,500.
If Kia is going to be selling a luxury car, then said car must look the
part. On the outside the K900 has a stylish signature grille, adaptive
front projector headlights, LED daytime running lights, and 19-inch wheels.
Out back the K900 looks like a BMW. It is hard to sell a luxury car to
luxury car buyers without a potent power plant under the hood. The 2015 Kia
K900 is powered by Hyundai's TAO 5.0 liter V-8 GDI engine that makes 420 horsepower and 376
lb-ft. of torque. Fuel economy is 15 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the
On the inside, Kia has tried really hard to get the luxury part right. The
seats are incredibly comfortable and covered in soft Nappa leather. All the
touch points, materials, and dash layout all give the K900 a very upscale
feel and look which is important in order to get the buyers looking for an
Audi or Lexus. Finally Kia offers a level of technology that is not readily
available at this price point which sets the car apart from the rest of the
luxury car player.
Kia says the buyer of the K900 is looking for style, technology, luxury,
and value. Brand perception is up and hopefully the K900 can make a
positive impact for Kia.
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while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling
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When Kia started selling the '94 Sephia in America, nobody was worried. Not
the American car companies still adjusting to the market share lost to the
Japanese competition, and not the Japanese who used cheap and reliable cars
to take the market share in the first place. The laissez-faire attitude to
the Korean upstart was understandable, the Sephia was a truly horrible car.
In 1997 Kia filed for bankruptcy protection and the big boys patted
themselves on their back for not worrying about the Asian upstart. When
another unremarkable Korean company purchased 51% of Kia, nobody cared.
They should have.
Through a convoluted set of financial arrangements, Hyundai and Kia are
32.8% joined at the hip and the result is greater than the sum of its
parts. The reason seems to be "internal" competition with rumors of
Kia/Hyundai in-fighting constantly swirling. Apparently each believes that
they should be king of the hill. This means we can't talk about the 2014
Forte without talking about the Hyundai Elantra. This is not a case of
Chevy/Buick/Oldsmobile badge engineering. Kia and Hyundai have access to
the same platform, engine and other parts bins but they operate on their
own development cycles. What that means to you is: these brothers from a
different mother exist in different generations. The 2006-2010 Elantra was
the cousin to the 2009-2013 Forte meaning the Kia was a "generation
behind". That's changed for 2014 with the Forte being the new kid on the
block and while the related Elantra won't land until the 2015 model year at
I prefer to think of myself as "financially frugal" but at home that's
spelled c h e a p. It's not that I want the cheapest car or the most
economical car, I want the best deal. I can't help it, the word "bargain"
ignites a fire in my loins. The new 2014 Forte is that kind of bargain.
Sure, it's not as roomy as the Sentra, not as quiet as a Cruze, not as
dynamic as a Focus and lacks the Civic's reputation, but this new Forte is
well priced, packed with features you won't find on the competition, and I
was unable to find a single thing to dislike. Kia's compact car
transformation from the Sephia, a car I wouldn't make my worst enemy live
with, to a car that I would recommend to friends (and have) has taken only
20 years. To copy a line, that makes Kia the fastest social climber since
Cinderella. Since I care more about the driving experience and gadget list
than fuel economy, this shoe fits.