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2015 Mitsubishi Mirage 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 Mitsubishi Mirage, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mitsubishi Mirage and the Kia Forte in the front seats.

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

Dimensions
Since the Mitsubishi Mirage 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 Mitsubishi Mirage, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Forte.

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

Handling
The Mitsubishi Mirage has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Kia Forte, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mitsubishi Mirage 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 Mitsubishi Mirage and the Kia Forte.

Warranty
The Mitsubishi Mirage comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Forte.

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2015 Mitsubishi
Mirage

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MSRP*: $12,995 - $14,295

2015 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $19,690 - $20,890
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 34 21 - 25
Highway MPG: 42 29 - 33
Engine(s): I-3 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Invoice*: $12,712 - $13,984 $18,751 - $19,707

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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