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2014 Kia Forte vs. 2015 Chrysler 200 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chrysler 200 than the Kia Forte, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chrysler 200, the Kia Forte may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Chrysler 200 requires fewer visits to 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). Based on MSRP, the Kia Forte is clearly a better financial choice over the Chrysler 200. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Chrysler 200.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Forte is much slimmer than the Chrysler 200, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Kia Forte, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Chrysler 200.

Drivetrain
The Kia Forte has much less torque than the Chrysler 200, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Kia Forte has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Chrysler 200, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Forte is significantly less powerful than the Chrysler 200. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Forte and the Chrysler 200. The Kia Forte has less cargo capacity than the Chrysler 200, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Forte than that of the Chrysler 200.

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2014 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $15,900 - $19,500

2015 Chrysler
200

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MSRP*: $21,700 - $30,195
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.07%
City MPG: 24 - 25 18 - 23
Highway MPG: 36 - 37 29 - 36
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $15,599 - $18,528 $21,605 - $29,072

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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