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2015 Kia Forte vs. 2015 Nissan Versa Note Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Versa Note than the Kia Forte, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Forte and the Nissan Versa Note 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 Versa Note, 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 Versa Note. 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 Note have similar Destination Charges.

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

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 Versa Note.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Forte has a much more powerful engine than the Nissan Versa Note. 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 Versa Note.

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

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2015 Kia
Forte

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

2015 Nissan
Versa Note

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MSRP*: $14,180 - $18,660
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 21 - 25 27 - 31
Highway MPG: 29 - 33 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
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $18,751 - $19,707 $13,831 - $18,185

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