The Kia Forte offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Chevrolet Cruze with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Forte and the Chevrolet Cruze in the front seats.
With the Chevrolet Cruze you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Kia Forte, due to its tank size and fuel economy.
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). Based on MSRP, the Kia Forte is clearly a better financial choice over the Chevrolet Cruze. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Forte and the Chevrolet Cruze have similar Destination Charges.
The Kia Forte is about the same width as the Chevrolet Cruze. When looking at overall length, the Kia Forte takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Chevrolet Cruze.
With its lower torque, the Kia Forte doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Chevrolet Cruze.
The Kia Forte has a smaller turning radius than the Chevrolet Cruze, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Forte is somewhat more powerful than the Chevrolet Cruze.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Forte and the Chevrolet Cruze. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Kia Forte as you will in the Chevrolet Cruze.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Forte than that of the Chevrolet Cruze.
Compare the 2014 Kia Forte and the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze.
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MSRP*: $15,900 - $19,500
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MSRP*: $17,520 - $24,985
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $500||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||As low as 2.90%|
|City MPG:||24 - 25||22 - 28|
|Highway MPG:||36 - 37||35 - 46|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||5 years/60,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$15,599 - $18,528||$16,907 - $23,986|
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