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2015 Kia Forte vs. 2014 Nissan Sentra Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Kia Forte than in the Nissan Sentra, due to the Kia Forte's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Forte and the Nissan Sentra 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 Nissan Sentra, 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 Nissan Sentra. 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 Sentra have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Forte is a little wider than the Nissan Sentra, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Kia Forte takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Sentra.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Kia Forte and the Nissan Sentra do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Kia Forte has about the same turning radius as the Nissan Sentra, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Forte is somewhat more powerful than the Nissan Sentra.

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

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

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2015 Kia
Forte

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

2014 Nissan
Sentra

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MSRP*: $15,990 - $19,640
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 25 27 - 30
Highway MPG: 36 - 37 36 - 40
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 - $18,432 $15,590 - $18,521

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