2023 Kia Forte vs. 2023 Nissan Sentra | NewCars.com

2023 Kia Forte vs. 2023 Nissan Sentra Review

Picture of the 2023 Kia Forte

2023 Kia

MSRP*: $19,690 to $25,090
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Picture of the 2023 Nissan Sentra

2023 Nissan

MSRP*: $20,050 to $22,940
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MPG - City 22 - 28 MPG 28 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 39 MPG 37 - 39 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
  • 147-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 201-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 149-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic, Continuously Variable, Manual Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 147 - 201 hp 149 hp
Exterior Length 182.7 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 71.5 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear 35.7 in
Front 44.0 in
Rear 34.7 in
Head Room Front 38.8 in
Rear 37.5 in
Front 38.9 in
Rear 36.7 in

*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

Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Forte than the Nissan Sentra. The Nissan Sentra will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Forte.

The Kia Forte will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Nissan Sentra, making it more convenient to drive.

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). The Kia Forte is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Sentra.

The Kia Forte is about the same width as the Nissan Sentra. When looking at overall length, the Kia Forte takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Sentra.

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

In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Kia Forte and the Nissan Sentra.

With its lower torque, the Kia Forte doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Nissan Sentra.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Forte and the Nissan Sentra.