Commute in style, from behind the wheel of a sleek and fun-to-drive Kia sedan. We proudly carry a variety of options for Amarillo drivers to consider here at Pete's Car Smart Kia, including the new Kia K5 and Kia Forte. Each one has something to offer drivers throughout Texas, and we're here to help you get to know them better.

There are many reasons why drivers prefer sedans to other styles of vehicles. Sedans offer four-door spaciousness, comfy seating for five people, and the security of a locking trunk for all your gear. Plus, they're a nice size that's lower to the ground and easier to park. If you're wondering which of our great sedan models will suit your personality and needs, we're here to help.

Frequently Asked Questions - the Kia K5 vs. the Kia Forte

Two distinct and outstanding models from Kia, both the K5 and the Forte have a lot to offer Texas drivers. To help you understand the differences between each one, and what makes each one appealing depending on the driver, we've highlighted some key points here, using frequently asked questions to illustrate the point.

Which sedan is bigger?

A. The Kia K5. Considered a midsized sedan, it measures around three inches wider and 10 inches longer than the compact Forte. However, both have identical ground clearance measurements and are roughly the same overall height.

How does the cargo space between the two cars compare?

A. They're very similar, despite the fact that the K5 is longer. In fact, you can look forward to 16 cubic feet of storage space in the trunk of the K5, but the Forte has around 15.3 cubic feet, making it as useful and accommodating for groceries, a golf bag, and more.

What is the difference in power and performance for the Kia K5 and Kia Forte?

A. Both cars get two engine options, including a base four-cylinder option and a turbocharged four-cylinder upgrade. However, as the larger of the two models, the Kia K5 receives a bit more power. The K5 starts with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that packs 180 horsepower, while the Forte starts with a non-turbo four-cylinder that's rated for 147 horsepower. If you opt for the upper-level trims and upgraded engine on either model, you can look forward to an increase to 290 horsepower for the K5 and 201 horsepower. This makes choosing your ideal Kia come down to deciding how big you want your car and how much get-up-and-go you need it to provide.

How does their difference in exterior size translate inside with legroom and headroom?

A. Surprisingly, both cars have nearly identical amounts of both legroom and headroom, especially in the backseat, where both have around 35 inches of legroom for rear passengers. The biggest difference between the two comes in the form of front seat legroom, where the Kia K5 has a little more than 46 inches of legroom, but the Forte has 42.2 inches of legroom.

Learn More and Meet Both Topnotch Sedans in Amarillo

Whether you're from right here in Amarillo, Texas, or a little further outside of town, you can count on our team to help you get to know both of these great cars a little better and to set you up with a test drive. Stop by and see us soon on South Soncy Road and let us help you get acquainted with an take home the ideal, new Kia for your needs.

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