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2014 Kia Forte vs. 2014 Dodge Avenger Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Kia Forte than in the Dodge Avenger, due to the Kia Forte's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Forte, drivers may find the Dodge Avenger a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Dodge Avenger 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 Dodge Avenger. 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 Dodge Avenger.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Forte is much slimmer than the Dodge Avenger, 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 Dodge Avenger.

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

Handling
The Kia Forte has a smaller turning radius than the Dodge Avenger, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Forte is significantly less powerful than the Dodge Avenger. 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 Dodge Avenger. The Kia Forte has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Dodge Avenger.

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

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2014 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $15,900 - $19,500
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2014 Dodge
Avenger

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MSRP*: $20,595 - $25,795
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.39%
City MPG: 24 - 25 19 - 21
Highway MPG: 36 - 37 29 - 31
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 $20,214 - $24,586

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