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2018 Nissan Sentra Vs. 2018 Kia Forte

2018 nissan sentra and 2018 kia forte shown on split screen image

In days passed, compact cars were chosen and prized for their price only. This made many of them short on important comfort/convenience features, less-than-ideally-safe and unreliable. Sadly, this was a reality that drivers accepted. These days, however, compact cars are just as reliable and can be just as feature-packed as mid-size and flagship sedans on the same lineup. Drivers who choose compact cars today still get a great price but are primarily shopping this class because of its staggering fuel efficiency and focus on agility that comes in handy while driving in the city.

The Nissan Sentra has been one of the primary models to push for this paradigm shift in the class. By offering more, competition has been forced to keep up and do similarly. Today, we’re comparing the stylish and high-value 2018 Nissan Sentra to a similar model from Kia – a model that has also sought to give drivers more for less.

2018 Nissan Sentra


2018 Kia Forte

30 miles per gallon* Standard combined MPG 28 miles per gallon
42.5 inches/37.4 inches Legroom (front row/rear) 42.2 inches/35.9 inches
15.1 cubic feet Trunk space 14.9 cubic feet
16” steel Standard wheels 15” steel
188 horsepower (NISMO®) Maximum horsepower 164 horsepower (EX)
$13,724 – First Team Nissan Price** Starts at $16,800

Nissan Sentra Continues to Prove Top Ranks in Compact Car Class

Although the 2018 Nissan Sentra and 2018 Kia Forte share some common dimensions (fuel tank and turning radius, for instance), it’s all used so much better in the 2018 Nissan Sentra. Not only does the Nissan Sentra give you a better standard fuel economy at 30 combined MPG, but it also lets you choose more horsepower in its NISMO® variant than the Kia Forte can access in any of its sedan styles.

A larger trunk space and more legroom for all passengers mean you’re riding with greater versatility and in more comfort with the 2018 Nissan Sentra. Although both vehicles include steel wheels as a standard inclusion, the 16-inch wheels on the 2018 Nissan Sentra are more stylish and attractive.

Finally, you can see you’ll pay less for the 2018 Nissan Sentra, making it the perfect compact car for your needs – whether you need an efficient daily driver for the city or a dynamic and engaging ride that will take you on weekend adventures via the open freeway.

For more information on the 2018 Nissan Sentra or to schedule a test drive, contact us today!

*Actual mileage will vary depending on a number of factors including road condition and driving habits. This number is to be used for comparison purposes only.

**First Team Nissan price is as of the date of this page’s publication and not the date of access. All pricing is at the discretion of First Team Nissan of New River Valley and subject to change without warning or notice. For current pricing, contact First Team Nissan sales staff.