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2015 Kia Forte vs. 2014 Nissan Cube Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Kia Forte than in the Nissan Cube, due to the Kia Forte's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Nissan Cube will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Forte.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Forte as you will with the Nissan Cube, 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). The Kia Forte is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Cube. 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 Nissan Cube have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Forte is much wider than the Nissan Cube, 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 Nissan Cube.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Kia Forte does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Nissan Cube.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Forte has a much more powerful engine than the Nissan Cube. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher 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 Nissan Cube.

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


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2015 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $20,890

2014 Nissan
Cube

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MSRP*: $16,900 - $19,000
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 21 25 - 27
Highway MPG: 29 30 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
IIHS Safety Information

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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Side
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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

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Not Tested Good
Invoice*: $19,707 $16,475 - $18,515

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