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2015 Kia Forte vs. 2015 Mazda Mazda6 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda Mazda6 than the Kia Forte, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Forte and the Mazda Mazda6 in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Mazda Mazda6 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 Mazda Mazda6. 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 Mazda Mazda6 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Forte is much slimmer than the Mazda Mazda6, 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 Mazda Mazda6.

Drivetrain
The Kia Forte has much less torque than the Mazda Mazda6, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Kia Forte has a smaller turning radius than the Mazda Mazda6, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Kia Forte has less horsepower than the Mazda Mazda6, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Forte and the Mazda Mazda6. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Kia Forte as you will in the Mazda Mazda6.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Forte than that of the Mazda Mazda6.

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2015 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $15,890

2015 Mazda
Mazda6

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MSRP*: $21,190 - $29,895
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 25 25 - 26
Highway MPG: 37 37 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
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*: $15,587 $20,235 - $28,235

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