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Compare 2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Nissan Versa

2020 Kia Forte
2020 Nissan Versa
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EX IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte EX IVT 29 40 $21,095 $22,090
Forte FE IVT 31 41 $18,133 $18,790
Forte FE Manual 27 37 $17,263 $17,890
Forte GT DCT 27 35 $21,477 $22,490
Forte GT Manual 25 32 $22,050 $23,090
Forte GT-Line IVT 29 40 $19,567 $20,490
Forte LXS IVT 29 40 $18,614 $19,290
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S CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Versa S CVT 32 40 $16,085 $16,500
Versa S Manual 27 35 $14,463 $14,830
Versa SR CVT 32 40 $17,874 $18,340
Versa SV CVT 32 40 $17,290 $17,740
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,095
$16,085
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,090
$16,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$368 / month
$275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Kia Forte has the style and now the GT power to slot into any compact-car shopping list. The 2020 Nissan Versa isn't the cheapest car anymore–look to the Chevy Spark or Mitsubishi Mirage for that–and that's a good thing.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 36.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 44.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53 50.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 31
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96 88.9
Second Hip Room (in)
51.1 50.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 53.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
182.7 177
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 103.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61 59.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 14.7
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 10.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P195/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2903 2650
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 6200 122 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
132 @ 4500 114 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 32
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.77
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.68 - 0.39 4.01 - 0.55
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.89 3.75
Trans Type
1 1
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Forte Nissan Versa
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.4 5.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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2020 Kia Forte
  • 2020 Kia Fortes in stock; 2021s soon
  • Cash: Up to $1,750 rebate on 2020s
  • Finance: 0.0% APR
  • Lease: From $159 for 36 months
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2020 Nissan Versa
  • Redesigned 2020 Nissan Versa includes advanced safety features
  • Rebates: Up to $1,000 in incentives
  • Finance: No special offers this month, as usual
  • Lease: No special offers this month, which is common
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