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2015 Kia Forte vs. 2015 Nissan Versa Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Forte offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Nissan Versa 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 Nissan Versa in the front seats.

Convenience
The Kia Forte will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Nissan Versa, 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). The Kia Forte is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Versa. 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 Versa have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Forte is much wider than the Nissan Versa, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Kia Forte, which is slightly longer than the Nissan Versa.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Kia Forte transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Versa.

Handling
The Kia Forte has about the same turning radius as the Nissan Versa, 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 Versa.

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

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

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2015 Kia
Forte

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

2015 Nissan
Versa

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MSRP*: $11,990 - $16,890
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Lease Incentive: As low as 7.44% --
City MPG: 25 27 - 31
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
Invoice*: $15,587 - $18,432 $11,703 - $16,465

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