2016 Kia Forte vs. 2016 Nissan Sentra compact cars Tampa FL
2016 Kia Forte 2016 Nissan Sentra
$13,470 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $19,284 (the Competition)
26 city, 39 highway MPG 27 city, 36 highway
173 Top HP 130
Yes / Yes / Yes Available Heated: Front Seats / Rear Seats / Steering Wheel?  Yes / No / No
Yes (Kia Forte5) Hatchback Option? No
10-yr/100k-mile powertrain, 5-yr/60k-mile basic Warranty Coverage 5-yr/60k-mile powertrain, 3-yr/36k-mile basic 
14.9 (23.2 in hatchback) Cargo Room (cubic feet) 15.1

2016 Kia Forte vs. 2016 Nissan Sentra

2016 Kia Forte heated seats interior Friendly Kia St. Petersburg FL

What would you say if we told you there's a car out there with amazing handling, great fuel economy, horsepower to burn, and more comfortable features than its competition? Well, that's what you get with the 2016 Kia Forte when it is matched up vs. the 2016 Nissan Sentra, as the 2016 Forte has all those advantages and more. As a matter of fact, the 2016 Forte has an industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and five-year/60,000-mile basic warranty. The Nissan Sentra only has five years/60,000 miles for limited powertrain and three years/36,000 miles for its basic warranty. This means that in the 2016 Forte you have additional years where parts in your car's engine, as well as other areas, will be replaced if they malfunction or need repairing versus the 2016 Sentra's inferior coverage. That's a warranty that lets you go to sleep with a smile on your face.

As far as the engine itself, the 2016 Kia Forte comes with two possible powertrains, topping out at a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder beauty that will get you 173 horsepower, great performance for a compact. The 2016 Nissan Sentra lags behind in every sense as it comes with a less-impressive, and less-practical, 130 HP, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine across all model options. Whether you want to get a better get-up-and-go as you change lanes on the way to work or you want to leave scorch marks in the road, the 2016 Forte does more for you than the 2016 Sentra.


Learn more about the Kia Forte family of cars here

The Kia Forte is the Strongest Compact There Is

The compact class is not meant to be super-sized, but the 2016 Kia Forte has nice size for a compact, with 96.2 cubic feet of passenger room, plenty of room for a small family or a fun-seeking couple, and superior to the 2016 Nissan Sentra's 95.9 cubic feet. Plus, when your friends or family pile into the seats in the 2016 Forte, they will be able to take advantage of available heated front seats and rear seats, plus available ventilated front seats which will keep you cool and collected on a warm day. The 2016 Sentra has available heated front seats, but none of the other seating climate comforts that the Forte provides. Speaking of comforts, the Kia Forte also comes in a five-door hatchback model, the Forte5, with a convenient rear door and an nice upsize to 23.2 cubic feet for bags and items for your trip. The 2016 Sentra has no five-door models available.

We'll concede the floor to an expert in the field, J.D. Power, which gave the 2016 Kia Forte a 5-out-of-5 in its 2016 Initial Quality Study. Which means you can expect a great car filled with value when you drive it off the lot.

The 2016 Kia Forte is the compact with more power, options and features to make your heart (and wallet) sing. We have both the Kia Forte and the Kia Forte5 on our lot at Friendly Kia, so come visit us and test drive one today. Call us at 877-544-6706 or visit us at 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL, about 20 miles from Clearwater, less than 40 miles from Tampa, and less than 25 miles from Spring Hill.

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