Kia Forte vs. Mazda Mazda3 Sedan in Fair Lawn NJ

Drive Comfortably with the 2017 Mazda3 Sedan or Find Your Passion with the 2017 Kia Forte

In the land of compact cars, Kia is king. With an outstanding commitment to innovation and affordability, the 2017 Kia Forte is designed to take you wherever you need to go. When pitted against the 2017 Mazda3 sedan, the Kia comes out on top as a more practical, easy-going vehicle.

Both the Kia and the Mazda3 are beautiful to look at. The classic Mazda front grille never goes out of style, and the sleek design of the Mazda3 is sweet. The Kia, however, takes the modern approach with the slanted front grille and upgraded slant headlights. It's like a tiger on the prowl. Inside, the two sedans offer the similar seating and legroom specs, with the edge slightly in Kia's favor.

Mazda's Mazda3 Sedan Falls Short on Price and Technology Against the Kia Forte's Fully Integrated Features

The 2017 Kia Forte takes the lead in smart technology with more amenities for their small sized sedan. While the Mazda3 offers a 7-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth, Kia takes technology to the next level. The Forte comes standard with the same Bluetooth capabilities, satellite radio, available navigation systems, as well as the addition of Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™, where users can seamlessly connect their smartphones directly to your driving experience. Navigate farther, smarter with Kia.

With their safety, power, and interior specifications so closely matched, what is the standout feature that puts the Kia Forte in first place? Price. The base price tag of $16,600 versus $17,485 for the Mazda3 means you'll be saving more money on gas, food, and adventure on the open road. Don't miss out on the opportunity to try one of the most sensible, elegant sedans on the road. Try a Kia today.

Want to experience the 2017 Kia Forte first-hand? We invite you to test drive every trim at Jack Daniels Kia in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. We offer special financing and leasing options to meet your needs, and accept trade-ins. Let us help you find your spirit of adventure.

2017 Kia Forte 2017 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan
Range of MSRP*
$16,600 - $21,300* $17,485*
Trims LX | S | EX Sport | Touring | Grand Touring

Power & Efficiency

City MPG 25 - 29 MPG** 25 - 28 MPG**
Highway MPG 33 - 38 MPG** 36 - 37 MPG**
Engine Type 2.0L Inline 4-cylinder 2.0L or 2.5L SKYACTIV-G 4-cylinder 
EPA Combined 30 - 31 MPG** 30 - 32 MPG**


Transmission 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic
Drivetrain FWD FWD


  • Basic Limited: 5 years / 60,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 10 years / 100,000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 years / unlimited miles
  • Basic Limited: 3 years / 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 5 years / 60,000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 years / 60,000 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