Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Forte than the Chevrolet Sonic, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Sonic, drivers may find the Kia Forte a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Sonic as you will with the Kia Forte, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Sonic will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Forte. 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 Sonic and the Kia Forte have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Chevrolet Sonic is much slimmer than the Kia Forte, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Chevrolet Sonic, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Forte.
With its lower torque, the Chevrolet Sonic doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Forte.
The Chevrolet Sonic has a larger turning radius than the Kia Forte, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Sonic is significantly less powerful than the Kia Forte. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Sonic and the Kia Forte.
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Sonic is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Forte.
Compare the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic and the 2014 Kia Forte.
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MSRP*: $14,770 - $21,610
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MSRP*: $19,700 - $20,900
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $500||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 3.90%||As low as 0.00%|
|City MPG:||25 - 27||21 - 24|
|Highway MPG:||33 - 35||29 - 34|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||5 years/60,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$14,401 - $20,530||$18,759 - $19,717|
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