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2021 Kia Forte vs. 2021 Nissan Altima Review

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2021 Kia
Forte

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2021 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*
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$17,890 to $23,390
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$24,350 to $34,150
Invoice* $17,263 to $22,338 $22,697 to $31,812
MPG - City 25 - 31 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 32 - 41 34 - 39
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Forte offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Nissan Altima. The Nissan Altima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Forte.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Forte as you will with the Nissan Altima, 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 Kia Forte is clearly a better financial choice over the Nissan Altima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Forte will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Altima.

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

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

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

Performance
The Kia Forte has less horsepower than the Nissan Altima, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Forte and the Nissan Altima. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Kia Forte as you will in the Nissan Altima.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Forte than that of the Nissan Altima.