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2014 Mazda Mazda2 vs. 2014 Kia Forte Koup Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Forte Koup than the Mazda Mazda2, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Forte Koup, the Mazda Mazda2 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Kia Forte Koup requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Mazda Mazda2, 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). Based on MSRP, the Mazda Mazda2 is clearly a better financial choice over the Kia Forte Koup. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda Mazda2 and the Kia Forte Koup have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda Mazda2 is much slimmer than the Kia Forte Koup, 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 Koup.

Drivetrain
The Mazda Mazda2 has much less torque than the Kia Forte Koup, 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 Koup, 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 Koup. 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 Koup. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mazda Mazda2 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Kia Forte Koup.

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


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2014 Mazda
Mazda2

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

2014 Kia
Forte Koup

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MSRP*: $18,600 - $20,600
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 29 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 35 29 - 33
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
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Acceptable Not Tested
Invoice*: $14,535 - $16,005 $17,708 - $19,436

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