[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.
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Drive - Kia Forte EX
Award winning automotive journalist Tom Voelk tests the Kia Forte EX. The
review also includes foot space for his size 11s, bluetooth connectivity
(if the car has it), and the ever popular Toliet Paper (TP) test.
REVIEW: Kia Forte SX and EX tested
The new Kia Forte was remarkably surprising! Featuring top styling,
impressive Ride & Handling, and accomplished noise and bump isolation
that's far beyond its price range, we found it to be a great surprise..
2010 KIA Forte SX review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Give us 3-minutes and we'll give you the scoop,
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.
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
Please Call: Darrell Croteau the Internet Sales Manager for Ron Tonkin Kia
@ 888-260-5701 or Visit www.TonkinKia.com For More Information
Conveniently located 10 Minutes South of Downtown Portland on SE McLoughlin
Blvd. / Hwy 99E
Video by Josh Hixon
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Drive - Mazda 3 Grand Touring
Award winning automotive journalist Tom Voelk tests the Mazda 3 Grand
Touring. The review also includes foot space for his size 11s, bluetooth
connectivity (if the car has it), and the ever popular Toliet Paper (TP)
2010 Kia Forte Video Review
2 min 34 sec - 13 Feb 2009 -
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0
Cars.com's Mike Hanley takes a look at the 2010 Kia Forte at the 2009
Chicago Auto Show. Produced by: Matthew Avery
Kia Forte Design Concept, Peter Schreyer
3 min 53 sec - 25 Aug 2008 -
Rated 4.3 out of 5.0
Kia Forte Design Concept, Kia's Chief Design Officer Peter Schreyer
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2010 Kia Forte Koup SX In Depth Review, Start Up, and Engine Details
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2010 Kia Forte Koup SX. I
take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car
while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling
cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it,
start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
[cc] 2009 Dodge Journey SXT Video Review
Proudly Closed Captioned. Adam Barrera at highmileage.org reviews the 2009
Dodge Journey crossover and places it in the context of its competition.
Chrysler -- is in trouble. No analyst knows this icon's ultimate fate.
The best gauge of Chrysler's future viability is the promise of its most
I'm Adam at highmileage.org. I have good news:
this Dodge Journey isn't perfect, but it demonstrates a solid foundation to
The Journey's excellence isn't in execution --
which is frankly unrefined and at times not fully thought out.
The Journey excels in its *ethic.*
This crossover somehow seems lighter than its competition.
Clever packaging solutions prove the Journey is built by people who really
live in their cars.
Though this crossover form factor is creative, and DNA from the Dodge
Caravan is evident,
the Journey is most comfortable when used as a five-seater.
An available third-row bench increases seating to seven,
but the rearmost bench is tight for bigger occupants -- that makes it: a
Behind the second row, the Journey offers 7 cubic feet more cargo space
than the competing Toyota Venza.
But the Journey's storage story hardly ends in the hatch.
A fold-flat front seat helps the Journey handle long loads,
and a 'chill box' can cool down two twelve-ounce cans.
Your kids will figure out how to fill the rear in-floor storage space.
Clever seating systems and storage modules position Chrysler as a
multi-purpose vehicle innovator --
IF that talent is nurtured and engineers' brave ideas are respected.
A mostly pedestrian interior design ethos is executed using average
and exhibits none of the shockingly careless panel gap found inside the
But at night, a comprehensive LED lighting pack floods the cabin with crisp
light on approach.
Ambient lighting in the front footwells is tasteful, but doesn't extend to
That's too bad -- kids are more appreciative of lighting that chases
backseat boogiemen away.
Center stack ergonomics -- deserve revision.
Climate controls are simple to remember and usually don't require a
The stereo head unit, on the other hand, sometimes requires a driver's eye
As a general rule, displays should be close to the driver's line of sight
to reduce distraction.
Inexplicably, the Journey's climate controls are stacked atop the stereo.
It's amazing that, after decades, the gunsight grille hasn't grown stale.
As new materials and aero techniques emerge, the crosshairs can evolve and
take new forms.
Tight panel gaps and squinting headlamps lend a sense of precision to the
Rear styling is contemporary, if not tall and narrow.
The Journey loses exterior design points for being available in five shades
but gains them back for offering two bright blues, a declarative red, and a
fresh sage hue.
The optional performance package combines sportier suspension and steering
with 19-inch alloys that nicely fill the wheel wells.
This front-wheel-drive model's pavement tackle couldn't accurately be
but the Journey is light on its feet at speed and proves easy to manoeuver
in sedate situations.
The 3.5-liter V6 is noticeably underpowered, especially in comparison to
the Ford Edge and Toyota Venza.
Both competitors have around 30 more horsepower, more useful
torque, and deliver more MPG.
At 232 horsepower
and 235 pound-feet of torque, I feel that a turbocharged four-cylinder could do a better job.
More aggressive downshift mapping would help the six-speed automatic cope
with freeway passing, too.
The best family haulers can handle people without asterisks.
With slight interior and powertrain tweaks, the Dodge Journey could lead in
Until then, the Journey is a reminder -- that Chrysler might not be down
for the count after all.
2010 Kia Forte Review by Drivin' Ivan Katz
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