2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited vs 2016 Kia Forte Sedan
Shopping for a sedan that meets all of your personal criteria can be a challenge. While searching for the perfect affordable and safe sedan, you probably came across two popular choices: the 2016 Chevy Cruze Limited and the 2016 Kia Forte Sedan. While each are solid options, the Cruze Limited proves to have the edge in a few key aspects. See for yourself how each base model performs in these important areas.
Safety and Warranty
When choosing between new models, one of the top deciding factors cars is the warranty. When comparing the offerings from Chevrolet and Kia, you’ll find three key differences. First, Chevy pays for all scheduled maintenance for 2 years or 24,000 miles and Kia does not provide this scheduled maintenance coverage at all. Chevy also has nearly seven times the amount of dealerships than Kia, making it a much more convenient choice for many buyers. Finally, the Cruze provides a full year of additional corrosion warranty coverage. You’ll enjoy six years of coverage, rather than the five years of coverage by Kia.
The Cruze Limited also edges out the Forte on several important safety elements:
- Rear child comfort-guided seatbelts
- Driver activated power child safety locks
- Optional Blind Spot Warning System
- Optional Cross-Path Warning System
Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the Cruze Limited a 5 star rating on frontal crash tests, while the Forte was only awarded 4 stars.
Even with a compact sedan, you need a powerful engine to get where you’re going with ease. The Cruze Limited LT, Eco, and LTZ trims offer a 1.4L turbo 4-cylinder engine that provides 148 lb-ft of torque, while the Forte LX Sedan’s 1.8L DOHC 4-cylinder engine only produces 130 lb-ft of torque. The Cruze Limited also has a faster engine that can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 10 seconds, 0.3 seconds faster than the Forte Sedan.
Tires and Wheels
Great performance starts where the rubber meets the road. The Cruze Limited’s tires are larger, lower, and stiffer than those available on the Forte Sedan. This provides better handling and traction. The Cruze Limited provides either 16 or 18-inch wheels, compared to the Forte’s Sedan’s 15 or 17-inch available wheels. Larger wheels improve ride, handling, and brake cooling.
When a car has a smart design, it’s obvious. Great ergonomics can help you feel less stressed every time you drive. The Cruze offers several ergonomic details that any driver will value:
- Front and rear one-touch power windows
- Highly rated headlight performance
- Automatic headlights come standard
The Cruze is Ready to Go!
Biggers Chevy is a huge fan of the wonderful Cruze, but you don’t take our word for it. Try out the many cutting-edge, driver-focused features of the all-new 2016 Chevy Cruze Limited for yourself. You might be able to end your search for a new sedan sooner than you thought! Contact us today to learn more. We can set up a test drive in one of our many excellent Cruze models, plus answer all of your questions.