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2015 Nissan Versa Note vs. 2015 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
The Nissan Versa Note will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Forte, 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 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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2015 Nissan
Versa Note

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MSRP*: $14,180 - $17,960

2015 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $20,890
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.05% --
City MPG: 27 - 31 21
Highway MPG: 36 - 40 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Invoice*: $13,831 - $17,505 $19,707

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