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2014 Kia Forte Koup vs. 2014 Nissan Versa Note Review

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Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Versa Note than the Kia Forte Koup, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Forte Koup, drivers may find the Nissan Versa Note 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 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 Koup 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 Koup and the Nissan Versa Note have similar Destination Charges.

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

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 Nissan Versa Note.

Handling
The Kia Forte Koup 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 Koup 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 Koup and the Nissan Versa Note. The Kia Forte Koup has significantly less cargo room than the Nissan Versa Note, 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 Nissan Versa Note.

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2014 Kia
Forte Koup

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MSRP*: $18,600 - $20,600
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2014 Nissan
Versa Note

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MSRP*: $13,990 - $15,990
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.07%
City MPG: 22 - 24 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
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,708 - $19,436 $13,646 - $15,590

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