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2014 Kia Forte Koup vs. 2014 Mazda Mazda2 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 Koup than the Mazda Mazda2. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Forte Koup, drivers may find the Mazda Mazda2 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Forte Koup as you will with the Mazda Mazda2, 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 Koup will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mazda Mazda2, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 Koup and the Mazda Mazda2 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Forte Koup is much wider than the Mazda Mazda2, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Kia Forte Koup, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mazda Mazda2.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Kia Forte Koup does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mazda Mazda2.

Handling
The Kia Forte Koup has a larger turning radius than the Mazda Mazda2, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Forte Koup has a much more powerful engine than the Mazda Mazda2. 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 Koup and the Mazda Mazda2. The Kia Forte Koup has significantly less cargo room than the Mazda Mazda2, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Forte Koup than that of the Mazda Mazda2.


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2014 Kia
Forte Koup

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MSRP*: $18,600 - $20,600
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2014 Mazda
Mazda2

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MSRP*: $14,720 - $16,210
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 22 - 24 29
Highway MPG: 29 - 33 --
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
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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Side
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Not Tested Acceptable
Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $17,708 - $19,436 $14,525 - $15,995

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