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2014 Kia Forte vs. 2014 Scion tC Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Forte than the Scion tC. The Kia Forte will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Scion tC.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Forte as you will with the Scion tC, 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 Scion tC. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Scion tC.

Dimensions
The Kia Forte is about the same width as the Scion tC. The Kia Forte is slightly shorter than the Scion tC, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Kia Forte doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Scion tC.

Handling
The Kia Forte has a smaller turning radius than the Scion tC, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Kia Forte has less horsepower than the Scion tC, 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 Scion tC.

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

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2014 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $19,700 - $20,900
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2014 Scion
tC

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MSRP*: $19,210 - $21,440
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 21 - 24 23
Highway MPG: 29 - 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
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $18,759 - $19,717 $18,249 - $20,368

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