2017 Honda Accord Coupe vs 2016 Kia Forte Koup

2017 Honda Accord Coupe Blue

Honda Accord Coupe

2016 Kia Forte Koupe beige

Kia Forte Koup

With a chic, cutting exterior that makes it perfect for Glenrock, Worland, and Casper drivers, the 2017 Honda Accord excels with three main model options. In this page, we’ll examine the 2017 Honda Accord Coupe and how it compares to one of its chief competitors, the 2016 Kia Forte Koup. Read on to see how the Honda brand declares its dominance in the coupe class — and be sure to check out the 2017 Honda Accord Sedan and 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid as well.

How Each Coupe Performs

With an available 3.5L V6 engine, the new Honda Accord Coupe delivers 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. This puts it far ahead of the 2016 Kia Forte Koup, which only achieves 173 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque with its 2.0L inline-4 engine. That means there is a significant differences in the power each vehicle emits — differences which are then compounded by their construction and suspension.

Both cars offer a unibody chassis, but they feature different suspensions. The Honda Accord Coupe boasts the incredibly versatile multi-link rear suspension, which affords drivers a more adaptable and responsive ride. The Forte, on the other hand, offers drivers a torsion beam rear suspension, which is more rigid with handling that is less intuitive. The longer Honda Accord Coupe also provides more interior space for greater storage and a roomier ride.

At 26 mpg city* and 34 mpg highway*, the Honda Accord Coupe matches the Kia Forte Koup in fuel efficiency. However, the Accord Coupe continues to surpass the Kia Forte in other areas, including available features.

Comparing Available Features

Let’s take a closer look at the available suite of features each car gives drivers. We’ll begin by looking at those available on the Honda Accord Coupe:

  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • 7-inch high-resolution electrostatic touchscreen
  • Bluetooth® handsfree link
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Adaptive cruise control

Next we’ll take a look at what features the Kia Forte offers:

  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • 4.3-inch touchscreen display
  • Bluetooth® handsfree link

Choosing the Best Vehicle for You

While the 2016 Kia Forte Koup offers some nice comfort-enhancing features and gets comparable fuel economy, it lags significantly behind in other important areas. With more power, versatility, and precise handling, the 2017 Honda Accord Coupe simply promises the superior driving experience.

Try the 2017 Honda Accord Coupe at Honda of Casper Today

If you’re a driver in the Casper, Glenrock, or Douglas area, you can learn more about the 2017 Honda Accord Coupe at Honda of Casper. Get in touch with us online, or call us at 307-577-9333 to get started. We look forward to seeing you at 3801 CY Avenue in Casper, Wyoming! *Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.