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2015 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2015 Kia Forte Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Cruze offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Kia Forte with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Cruze and the Kia Forte in the front seats.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Cruze will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Forte, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Chevrolet Cruze will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Kia Forte, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Cruze and the Kia Forte have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Cruze is about the same width as the Kia Forte. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Cruze takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Forte.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Cruze transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Kia Forte.

Handling
The Chevrolet Cruze has a larger turning radius than the Kia Forte, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Chevrolet Cruze has less horsepower than the Kia Forte, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Cruze and the Kia Forte. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Chevrolet Cruze as you will in the Kia Forte.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Cruze is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Forte.

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2015 Chevrolet
Cruze

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MSRP*: $17,745 - $25,660

2015 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $15,890 - $19,390
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 7.44%
City MPG: 22 - 28 25
Highway MPG: 35 - 46 36 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Invoice*: $17,124 - $24,634 $15,587 - $18,432

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