Compare the Chevrolet Cruze to the Kia Forte

2017 Chevy Cruze 2017 Kia Forte
MSRP: $16,975 MSRP: $16,840
MPG: Up To 31 City / 47 Highway MPG: Up to 27 City / 37 Highway
0-60: 7.7 seconds 0-60: 8.0 sec

3 yr/36,000 mi basic, 5 yr/60,000 mi powertrain


5 yr/60,000 mi basic, 10 yr/100,000 mi powertrain

Fuel Economy and Range

One feature that the Cruze offers is an engine start/stop system.  In heavy traffic or at stoplights, the Cruze Auto’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again.  The Forte doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

Another two ways that the Cruze surpasses the Forte are the excellent gas mileage and fuel capacity it provides.  In comparison to the Forte the Cruze’s gas mileage is 4 city and 4 highway mpg better than the Forte.  Not only this, but the Cruze’s standard fuel tank has 0.5 gallons more fuel capacity than the Forte (13.7 vs. 13.2 gallons). This seems miniscule, but both of these put together will not only save you money, but will save you from taking as many trips to the gas station.  Here at Chevy, we believe that you should be spending more time driving and enjoying your car than filling up gas and these two aspects of the Cruze will definitely help you keep to this standard.


Vehicle Safety Rating

The Cruze offers an optional collision warning system, which detects an impending crash through forward mounted sensors and flashes a bright light and sounds a loud, distinctive tone to warn the driver to brake or maneuver immediately to avoid a collision. The Forte doesn’t offer a collision warning system.

The Cruze’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The Forte doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Cruze’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The Forte doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Cruze’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Forte doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Cruze and the Forte have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.


Warranty Coverage

It may seem like the Forte has better warranty coverage than the Cruze because it has longer Bumper-to-Bumper and PowerTrain warranties, however, there are two ways that Chevy’s warranty coverage surpasses Kia. First, the Cruze’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the Forte (6 vs. 5 years). Furthermore, Chevy pays for scheduled maintenance on the Cruze for 2 years and 24,000 miles. That means Chevy will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Kia doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the Forte.



Compared to the Kia Forte, the Chevy Cruze is simply the better choice. With its better fuel economy and larger gas tank along with its exceptional warranty coverage, Chevy built its 2016 Cruze with you and your budget in mind.

And where better to shop for your Chevy Cruze than at one of the three Weber Chevrolet locations near you! There is a reason Weber Chevrolet has been the favored choice of St. Louisans for 114 years. So swing by and let us show you our large inventory of Chevy Cruze’s and other great vehicles!


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