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2019 Kia Forte vs Nissan Sentra

2019 Kia Forte vs Nissan Sentra

Finding a comfortable compact car for your daily travels will help you explore Coatesville, Downingtown, and Gap. Two compact cars often jump to the top of the list for many drivers in Lancaster, Reading, and Newark.

That’s why Kia of Coatesville is comparing the 2019 Kia Forte vs. Nissan Sentra. We’re here to help you find the compact car that’s the perfect fit for your lifestyle.

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Forte vs Sentra: Performance and Fuel Economy

2019 Kia Forte vs Nissan SentraWith its impressive agility and handling capability, the 2019 Kia Forte brings a lot to the table for drivers. The base engine is peppy, accelerates quickly off the starting line, and has that extra kick you’re looking for on highway drives.

The standard 6-speed manual transmission helps with engine responsiveness, though the Forte for

the first time ever does have an Intelligent Variable Transmission. It’s a continuously variable transmission that has an adaptive shift style for smoother acceleration.

The entry-level Forte comes with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, which is able to produce 147 horsepower. The base edition of the Nissan Sentra lags far behind the Forte, with the base engine on the Nissan making just 124 horsepower.

Plus, when equipped with the Intelligent Variable Transmission, the Forte outpaces the Sentra at the pump, too. The Kia Forte can receive up to 31 MPG city/41 MPG highway1 when equipped with this transmission. The best the Nissan Sentra can do is 29 MPG city/37 MPG highway, giving the Kia Forte a leg up on the competition.

Read the full 2019 Kia Forte review here!

Forte vs Sentra: Interior Features

Inside the Kia Forte, drivers will have access to a standard 8-inch color touchscreen display. The Nissan Sentra can’t quite measure up to the Forte, with its standard touchscreen checking in at just seven inches.

Along with the bigger touchscreen, the Forte also has standard smartphone integration that’s only an available feature on the 2019 Sentra. With Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, you’ll have access to your favorite apps and content.

You’ll also have access to a number of standard safety features. These safety features work to protect you and those in the Kia car with you. Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Driver Attention are all standard. You won’t find these as standard features in the Sentra.

Kia vs Nissan: Warranty Coverage

2019 Kia Forte vs Nissan SentraKia believes in every Kia vehicle that comes off the assembly line. You’ll be able to drive with the confidence of the 10-year/100,000-mile warranty program. This warranty program consists of a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty.

The Nissan limited powertrain warranty is merely a 5-year/60,000-mile offering, while the limited basic warranty spans three years and 36,000 miles.

There’s no question you have better warranty coverage when driving the Kia Forte.

2019 Kia Forte vs Nissan Sentra: The Verdict

Compare the 2019 Kia Forte vs. Nissan Sentra, and it’s easy to see which of these compact cars is the best fit for Coatesville, Downingtown, and Gap driving. With a more powerful base engine, better fuel economy, more standard safety features, and better warranty coverage, the Kia Forte wins out in Lancaster, Reading, and Newark over the Nissan Sentra.

We invite you to visit Kia of Coatesville to see the latest Forte models on our lot. Ready for a test drive? Our sales team will be standing by if you’re ready to take the wheel.

Schedule a test drive online here!



1 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.