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2015 Kia Forte Koup vs. 2014 Scion xD Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Forte Koup offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Scion xD. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Scion xD, the Kia Forte Koup may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Kia Forte Koup will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Scion xD, 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 Koup is somewhat more expensive than the Scion xD. 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 Scion xD have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Forte Koup is much wider than the Scion xD, 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 Scion xD.

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

Handling
The Kia Forte Koup has a smaller turning radius than the Scion xD, allowing you to more easily 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 Scion xD. 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 Scion xD. The Kia Forte Koup has significantly less cargo room than the Scion xD, 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 Scion xD.


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2015 Kia
Forte Koup

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MSRP*: $18,590 - $20,590

2014 Scion
xD

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MSRP*: $15,920
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 7.44% --
City MPG: 22 - 24 27
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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Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

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Not Tested Good
Invoice*: $17,698 - $19,428 $15,124

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