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2015 Ford Fiesta 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 Ford Fiesta, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Ford Fiesta 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 Ford Fiesta 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Fiesta will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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 Ford Fiesta and the Kia Forte have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Handling
The Ford Fiesta 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 Ford Fiesta 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 Ford Fiesta and the Kia Forte.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Fiesta is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Forte.

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2015 Ford
Fiesta

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MSRP*: $14,855 - $21,435
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2015 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $19,690 - $20,890
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 26 - 28 21 - 25
Highway MPG: 35 - 36 29 - 33
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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Invoice*: $14,299 - $20,631 $18,751 - $19,707

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