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2015 Kia Forte vs. 2015 Hyundai Sonata Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Forte offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Hyundai Sonata with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Forte.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Sonata 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.

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 Hyundai Sonata. 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 Hyundai Sonata have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Forte is much slimmer than the Hyundai Sonata, 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 Hyundai Sonata.

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

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

Warranty
The Kia Forte comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Hyundai Sonata.

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2015 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $15,890 - $19,390

2015 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*: $21,150 - $28,575
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Lease Incentive: As low as 7.44% As low as 6.48%
City MPG: 25 23 - 28
Highway MPG: 36 - 37 32 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas), Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $15,587 - $18,432 $20,295 - $26,846

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