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2014 Dodge Dart vs. 2015 Kia Forte Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Dodge Dart as you will with the Kia Forte, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Dodge Dart 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 Destination Charge for the Dodge Dart is much higher than that for the Kia Forte.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Dart is much wider than the Kia Forte, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Dodge Dart, which is slightly longer than the Kia Forte.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Dodge Dart does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Kia Forte.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Dodge Dart is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Forte.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Dodge Dart and the Kia Forte.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Dodge Dart is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Forte.

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2014 Dodge
Dart

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MSRP*: $16,495 - $22,995

2015 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $15,890 - $19,390
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,000 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.24% --
City MPG: 22 - 28 25
Highway MPG: 33 - 41 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
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*: $16,449 - $22,364 $15,587 - $18,432

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