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2014 Mazda Mazda2 vs. 2015 Kia Forte Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Forte than the Mazda Mazda2, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mazda Mazda2 and the Kia Forte in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda Mazda2 as you will with the Kia Forte, 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). Based on MSRP, the Mazda Mazda2 is clearly a better financial choice over the Kia Forte.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda Mazda2 is much slimmer than the Kia Forte, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mazda Mazda2, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Forte.

Drivetrain
The Mazda Mazda2 has much less torque than the Kia Forte, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Mazda Mazda2 has a smaller turning radius than the Kia Forte, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda Mazda2 is significantly less powerful than the Kia Forte. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda2 and the Kia Forte.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda Mazda2 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Forte.


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2014 Mazda
Mazda2

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MSRP*: $14,720 - $16,210

2015 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $20,890
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 29 21
Highway MPG: 35 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Good Not Tested
Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

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Acceptable Not Tested
Invoice*: $14,535 - $16,005 $19,707

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