Kia Forte vs. Kia Optima in Fair Lawn NJ

Choose Compact Style in a 2017 Kia Forte or Refined Luxury in a 2017 Kia Optima

The 2017 Kia Optima and 2017 Kia Forte are bold, enlightened, and designed for those seeking a more thrilling everyday commute. Kia vehicles strive to keep you comfortable, connected, and in control. Both vehicles offer abundant safety technology and features to ensure you have the utmost confidence on the road.  

Kia designs keep you coming back for more. Whether it's the redesigned Kia Forte or the iconic Optima, there's something for everyone. Inside the Optima, you'll find features like premium seat materials and a refined, spacious cabin. The interior of the compact Forte serves as your command center and offers heated and ventilated front seats.

The 2017 Kia Optima and 2017 Kia Forte Offer Unrivaled Driver-Assistive Technology

Both the 2017 Kia Optima and 2017 Kia Forte offer a variety of driver-assistance features. The Kia Optima boasts integrated active technology like Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and more. The Kia Forte helps you see in your blind spots with a Blind Spot Detection (BSD) system, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), and a Rear-Camera Display.

Depending on your personal preferences, you can choose from a wide variety of trims with the 2017 Kia Forte. Each trim offers different comfort and convenience features to fit your needs. The same can be said for the 2017 Kia Optima. This refined sedan also offers a Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid option for the drivers who value efficiency that doesn't compromise performance.

The best way to find out whether the Optima or Forte is right for you is to schedule a test drive at Jack Daniels Kia. We are located in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, just a short drive from neighboring cities like Salbrook and Paramus. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

2017 Kia Forte 2017 Kia Optima
Range of MSRP*
$16,600 - $21,300* $22,200 - $36,090*
Trims LX | S | EX LX | LX 1.6T | EX | SX | SX Limited

Power & Efficiency

City MPG 25 - 29 MPG** 22 - 28 MPG**
Highway MPG 33 - 38 MPG** 31 - 37 MPG**
Engine Type 2.0L Inline 4-cylinder 2.4L, Turbocharged 1.6L, or Turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder
EPA Combined 30 - 31 MPG** 25 - 29 MPG**


Transmission 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic 6-Speed Automatic or 7-Speed Dual-Clutch
Drivetrain FWD FWD


  • Basic Limited: 5 years / 60,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 10 years / 100,000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 years / unlimited miles
  • Basic Limited: 5 years / 60,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 10 years / 100,000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 years / unlimited miles

NHSTA Crash Test Rating

Rating 5 Star 5 Star

*MSRP: Starting price represents the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the base model trim. See "Trims" options for MSRP of model shown. The MSRP does not include destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer chargers. Actual prices are set by the dealer and may vary. **All MPG figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary among options, driving conditions, driving habits, and the vehicle's condition.

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Jack Daniels Kia

29-09 Broadway
Directions Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

  • Sales: 201-458-7735


  • Monday 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday Closed