2019 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2020 Kia Forte: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2019 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2020 Kia Forte Review

New 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

2019 Chevrolet
Cruze

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New 2020 Kia Forte

2020 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*
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$17,995 to $25,620
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$17,890 to $23,090
Invoice* $17,941 to $24,646 $17,263 to $22,050
MPG - City 28 - 31 25 - 31
MPG - Hwy 38 - 48 32 - 41
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Cruze offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Kia Forte with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Cruze and the Kia Forte in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Cruze as you will with the Kia Forte, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Chevrolet Cruze is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Forte. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Cruze carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Kia Forte.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Cruze is about the same width as the Kia Forte. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Cruze takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Forte.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Cruze does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Kia Forte.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Cruze is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Forte.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Cruze and the Kia Forte.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Cruze is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Forte.