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2015 Kia Forte vs. 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Forte offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mitsubishi Lancer with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Forte and the Mitsubishi Lancer in the front seats.

Convenience
The Kia Forte will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mitsubishi Lancer, 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 Mitsubishi Lancer. 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 Mitsubishi Lancer have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Forte is about the same width as the Mitsubishi Lancer. When looking at overall length, the Kia Forte takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mitsubishi Lancer.

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

Handling
The Kia Forte has a larger turning radius than the Mitsubishi Lancer, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Kia Forte has less horsepower than the Mitsubishi Lancer, 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 Mitsubishi Lancer. The Kia Forte has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mitsubishi Lancer.

Warranty
The Kia Forte comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mitsubishi Lancer.

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2015 Kia
Forte

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

2015 Mitsubishi
Lancer

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MSRP*: $17,395 - $29,495
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 5.14%
City MPG: 25 18 - 25
Highway MPG: 36 - 37 25 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 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 - $18,432 $16,660 - $28,250

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