2016 Nissan Sentra vs 2016 Kia Forte

More than you’d expect from any compact sedan, the Nissan Sentra continues to grow and improve each year, borrowing from the midsize Altima while crafting its own style. The 2016 Nissan Sentra is available in five trim levels: S, Fe+ S, SV, SR, and SL.

Each trim level continues to improve, becoming sportier with more luxurious features and creature comforts all while maintaining a shockingly-low MSRP.

Prepared to take on any competitor, the 2016 Nissan Sentra vs 2016 Kia Forte shatters expectations of what it means to be a compact sedan. A common problem that a good majority of small-car shoppers run into is that compact sedans often times are efficient, but can be a drab to drive; parts are plasticy and the interior is cramped and uncomfortable.

Value packed and built with plenty of passenger and cargo space, the 2016 Nissan Sentra bypasses this stigma and sets the standard bar high for the competition.

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2016 Nissan Sentra vs 2016 Kia Forte
1.8L 4-cylinder Engine 1.8L 4-cylinder
30 city/ 40 hwy mpg Fuel Economy Rating 26 city/ 39 hwy mpg
15.1 cu-ft Cargo Capacity w/ All Seats in Place 14.9 cu-ft





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2016 Nissan Sentra: A first impression that rattles the competition

Rivaled by its competition, the 2016 Nissan Sentra creates more backseat space for its passengers than most are able to scrape up. In total, rear legroom totals 37.4-inches compared to the Kia Forte’s 35.9-inches. Total storage space will all of the seats in place is also greater in the Nissan Sentra and with them folded down, it nearly is capable of providing what is required of a larger, midsize sedan.

Excellent candidates for commuting, the Nissan Sentra and Kia Forte both are highly efficiency options, although the Sentra does pull ahead quite a bit during city travel. All five Nissan Sentra trim levels come equipped with the same 1.8L 4-cylinder engine that manages 130 horsepower. And while the base level model is paired with a six speed manual, all others come with Nissan’s continuously variable transmission.

Finally one of the greatest advantages to choosing the Nissan Sentra is gaining all of the entertainment and safety technology is can be equipped with. Not many other members in its class are able to provide optional equipment such as: Blind Spot. Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Emergency Braking, or Intelligent Cruise Control.

To learn more about what comes standard or is available on the latest Nissan Sentra, we invite you to get in touch with a Glendale Nissan team member and ask any questions that you might have. We would be more than happy to help and welcome you to stop by at any time that is convenient.

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