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2014 Nissan Versa Note vs. 2014 Kia Forte Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Versa Note than the Kia Forte. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Nissan Versa Note 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 Nissan Versa Note 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 Nissan Versa Note 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 Nissan Versa Note and the Kia Forte have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Versa Note is much slimmer than the Kia Forte, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Nissan Versa Note is slightly shorter than the Kia Forte, which may make it easier to park.

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

Handling
The Nissan Versa Note has about the same turning radius as the Kia Forte, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Versa Note 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 Nissan Versa Note and the Kia Forte.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan Versa Note is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Forte.

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2014 Nissan
Versa Note

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MSRP*: $13,990 - $15,990
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2014 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $19,700 - $20,900
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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: 27 - 31 21 - 24
Highway MPG: 36 - 40 29 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $13,646 - $15,590 $18,759 - $19,717

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