Kia's new Forte Koup wins award for cost-efficiency

March 27, 2014 12:00 AM

Vincentric recently gave the 2014 Kia Forte Koup the "Best Value In America" award for its low cost ownership and ability to provide drivers with a smooth, easy ride. Although its claims to fame are its sportiness and all around affordability, even though it comes equipped with cutting-edge technologies and boasts a world-class design, the true value is in its cost-of-ownership, according to Vicentric.

To win the award, the car met the following eight cost factors: depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost and repairs. With all of that in mind, KTRK reported that drivers can do a lot to keep their vehicles running smoothly. Fixing headlights and restoring the aesthetics of the body, for instance, are just a few things you can do to keep your car in shape.

From keeping up with your tire rotations to ensuring that a regular tune up is scheduled in advance, vehicle maintenance should be a cinch - as long as you're keeping up with it. By aiming for long-running, top-of-the-line cars like the 2014 Kia Forte Koup, you'll be able to go longer without worrying about these issues, but be mindful of natural wear and tear. 

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