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2014 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2015 Kia Forte Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Chevrolet Sonic than in the Kia Forte, due to the Chevrolet Sonic's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Sonic and the Kia Forte in the front seats.

Convenience
The Kia Forte requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Chevrolet Sonic, 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 Sonic is somewhat more expensive 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.

Dimensions
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. The Chevrolet Sonic is slightly shorter than the Kia Forte, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Chevrolet Sonic doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Forte.

Handling
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.

Performance
The Chevrolet Sonic 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 Sonic and the Kia Forte. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Chevrolet Sonic as you will in the Kia Forte.

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

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2014 Chevrolet
Sonic

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MSRP*: $14,170 - $20,990

2015 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $15,890
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 25 - 27 25
Highway MPG: 33 - 35 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $13,816 - $19,941 $15,587

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