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2015 Kia Forte vs. 2015 MINI MINI-Hardtop Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Forte than the MINI MINI-Hardtop. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Forte and the MINI MINI-Hardtop in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Forte as you will with the MINI MINI-Hardtop, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Forte will have less of an impact on your bank account than the MINI MINI-Hardtop. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Kia Forte will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Forte is much wider than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Kia Forte, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Kia Forte doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Forte is somewhat more powerful than the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Forte and the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

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

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2015 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $19,690 - $20,890

2015 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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MSRP*: $20,700 - $25,100
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.08%
City MPG: 21 - 25 24 - 29
Highway MPG: 29 - 33 34 - 40
Engine(s): Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $18,751 - $19,707 $19,045 - $23,090

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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