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2017 Kia Forte vs 2017 Nissan Sentra in Kaneohe, HI

If you are looking for the ideal compact sedan, turn to the 2017 Kia Forte vs 2017 Nissan Sentra in Kaneohe, HI, comparison for your research. You’ll soon discover that the Kia Forte is the superior competitor, boasting an exhilarating performance and an array of quality amenities. See your local Kia dealer, Aloha Kia Windward, today to find out more about the outstanding Forte.

When it comes to performance, the Kia Forte sets some high standards, as it features a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that pumps out an astounding 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque. The Nissan Sentra’s 1.8L 4-cylinder powertrain can’t quite measure in comparison with its disappointing ratings of 130 horsepower and 128 lb.-ft. of torque. With the Forte’s ultra-efficient 29/38 MPG city/hwy1 fuel economy, you have an energy-saving and strong performance at your command. However, the Nissan Sentra only works out a rating of 27/35 MPG city/hwy2, so you may find yourself at the gas station more often.

Technology-wise, the Forte proves to be the more modernly-equipped compact car in this matchup between the 2017 Kia Forte vs 2017 Nissan Sentra in Kaneohe, HI. The Forte has a 7-inch touchscreen available, which brilliantly organizes all of your media and cabin controls for you. However, in the Nissan Sentra, the most it can do is give you access to an optional 5.8-inch color display. In addition, you’ll be disappointed to hear that Bluetooth®3 streaming audio doesn’t come standard in the 2017 Sentra, but the Forte does one better by including Bluetooth®4 integration in its base trim. An almost limitless variety of music, entertainment, and talk stations are available to you with the Forte’s trial subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio5, which is seen in its base model. This innovation is only included in the Sentra’s higher trim levels.

As we move further in this head-to-head, you’ll see that the Kia Forte boasts much more luxurious amenities. To have dual-zone automatic climate control at your disposal in the 2017 Forte, you just have to upgrade to the second model in the lineup. On the other hand, you’re required to purchase the third trim level of the Nissan Sentra if you want access to this convenience. You may think that the Sentra’s available 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat is impressive, but the Forte stays one step ahead by offering a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat.

With its compelling drive and feature-packed cabin, its obvious that the Kia Forte earns the winning title in this comparison of the 2017 Kia Forte vs 2017 Nissan Sentra in Kaneohe, HI. All you have to do is visit Aloha Kia Windward to test drive this sensational compact sedan. Our skilled staff can help you customize a Forte of your very own, so make sure to stop by soon!


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  • Features
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Features

Features

  • Comfort
  • Safety
  • Mechanical
  • Technology
  • Exterior
  • Interior

Comfort

Convenience Features

Power activated trunk/hatch sensor-activated
Cupholders front, rear
Steering wheel tilt and telescopic
One-touch windows 2
Reading lights front
Multi-function remote illuminated entry, panic alarm, proximity entry system, trunk release
Cargo area light
Cruise control
Power steering
Retained accessory power
Power windows lockout button
Overhead console front
Steering wheel mounted controls audio, cruise control, phone
Rearview mirror manual day/night
Push-button start
Vanity mirrors dual illuminating
Power outlet(s) two 12V front
Assist handle rear, front
Center console front console with armrest and storage
Storage front seatback, sunglasses holder, door pockets, accessory hook

Air Conditioning

Front air conditioning automatic climate control
Front air conditioning zones dual
Rear vents second row

Comfort Features

Shift knob trim leather
Steering wheel trim leather
Armrests rear folding, rear center with cupholders
Floor material carpet

Safety

Safety

Rearview monitor in dash
Child safety door locks
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Energy absorbing steering column
Impact sensor door unlock
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Emergency interior trunk release
Camera system rearview
Impact absorbing bumpers
Crumple zones front, rear

Airbags

Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front, rear

Security

Anti-theft system engine immobilizer, alarm with remote
2-stage unlocking doors
Power door locks auto-locking

Mirrors

Side mirrors integrated turn signals, heated
Side mirror adjustments power, power folding

Mechanical

Drivetrain

Drive mode selector
Axle ratio 3.07

Suspension

Front shock type monotube
Rear shock type monotube
Front suspension classification independent
Rear suspension classification semi-independent
Front struts MacPherson
Rear suspension type torsion beam
Rear spring type coil
Front stabilizer bar
Front spring type coil
Front suspension type lower control arms

Brakes

Rear brake type disc
Rear brake diameter 10.3
Front brake diameter 11.0
Front brake type ventilated disc
Braking assist
Electronic brakeforce distribution
ABS 4-wheel
Power brakes

Stability and Traction

Stability control
Traction control
Hill holder control

Engine

Battery saver
Alternator 90 amps

Technology

Audio System

Auxiliary audio input Bluetooth, jack, USB, iPod/iPhone
Radio touch screen display, AM/FM
Antenna type diversity, mast
Total speakers 6
Radio data system
Speed sensitive volume control
Satellite radio SiriusXM

Telematics

Driver assistance app roadside assistance
Smart device app function maintenance status
Wireless data link Bluetooth

In Car Entertainment

Infotainment UVO, Apple CarPlay ready, Android Auto ready
Infotainment screen size 7 in.

Instrumentation

Trip computer
Driver information system
Clock
Gauge tachometer
Digital odometer
External temperature display
Fuel economy display MPG, range
Warnings and reminders low oil level, low fuel level, low washer fluid, tire fill alert
Trip odometer

Exterior

Lights

Daytime running lights LED
Front fog lights
Taillights LED, rear center
Headlights auto delay off, auto on/off, halogen

Tires and Rims

Tire type all season
Wheels alloy
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Spare tire kit

Windows

Heated windshield wiper rests
Window defogger rear
Front wipers variable intermittent
Power windows safety reverse
Solar-tinted glass front, rear

Exterior Features

Front bumper color body-color
Mirror color body-color
Door handle color body-color with chrome accents
Exhaust tip color chrome
Grille color black
Rear bumper color body-color
Window trim chrome

Interior

Seats

Driver seat manual adjustments height, 6, reclining
Passenger seat heated
Driver seat heated
Rear headrests 3, adjustable
Passenger seat manual adjustments 4, reclining
Rear seat folding split
Front headrests 2, adjustable
Front seat type bucket
Upholstery leather
Rear seat type 60-40 split bench

Seatbelts

Seatbelt pretensioners front
Seatbelt warning sensor front
Rear seatbelts 3-point
Front seatbelts 3-point
Emergency locking retractors front

Steering

Turns lock-to-lock 3.0
Steering ratio 15.7

Specs

Specs

Drive Type

Drive Type FWD

Seating

Standard Seating 5
Max Seating 5
Head Room (front) 39.1 in
Head Room (rear) 37.3 in
Hip Room (front) 53.8 in
Hip Room (rear) 53.1 in
Shoulder Room (front) 56.1 in
Shoulder Room (rear) 54.9 in
Leg Room (front) 42.2 in
Leg Room (rear) 35.9 in
Seating Rows 2

Measurements of Size & Shape

Length 179.5 in
Width 70.1 in
Height 56.3 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in
Ground Clearance 5.3 in
Angle of Approach 15 degrees
Angle of Departure 19.9 degrees
Track Width (front) 61.3 in
Track Width (rear) 61.8 in

Measurements of Weight

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 3902 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Range 3001-4000 lbs
Curb Weight 2906 lbs

Interior Dimensions

Cargo Volume 14.9 cu ft
Passenger Volume 96.2 cu ft

Performance Specifications

Turning Circle 34.8 ft

Fuel Tanks

Fuel Capacity 13.2 Gallons

Wheels and Tires

Front Tire Type P215/45R17
Front Wheel Diameter 17.0 x 7.0 in
Rear Tire Type P215/45R17
Rear Wheel Diameter 17.0 x 7.0 in
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Top Photo: Vehicle shown is the 2017 Kia Forte with optional equipment. 

Green Score

EPA Green Score ( California LEV-III SULEV30/PZEV ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
9
1
9
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
6
1
6
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 125 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
6
1
6
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
6
1
6
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 30 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
8
1
8
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
6
1
6
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( LEV-II ULEV ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
6
1
6
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
6
1
6
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

Crash-Test Ratings

2017 Kia Forte 4 DR FWD

Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Front Crash Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Front Crash Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Side Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Pole Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rollover
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star

Additional Vehicle Information

Awards

Award
Best Affordable Small Cars (2017 Model)
- US News

Award
Best Cars for the Money: Finalist (2017 Model)
- US News

Award
Best Vehicles By Class: Midsize Cars (2017 Model)
- GreenerCars.org

Award
Car of the Year: Contender (2017 Model)
- Motor Trend

Award
Drivers Choice: Best New Economy Car - Nominee (2017 Model)
- The Car Connection

Award
Initial Quality: Highest Ranked in Compact Car Segment (2017 Model)
- J.D. Power and Associates

Award
Top Recommended Sedans (2017 Model)
- Edmunds

Dealership Information

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Testimonials

Brad - incredibly easy to work with!

Jdominguez
10-27-2015
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Husband and I loved working with Brad. Approached us ready to help us find the right vehicle but gave us privacy when we needed to think and discuss. Available on his cell phone for questions and did additional research to help us find the right fit.

Current Inventory

There are currently no 2017 Kia Forte EX 4dr Sedan for Sale in inventory

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Based on 2018 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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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.

2 Fuel economy based on targeted 2017 EPA fuel economy estimates for 2017 Sentra®. EPA data not available at time of publication. Targeted 2017 fuel economy estimates:

• 27 city MPG / 35 hwy MPG / 30 combined MPG for 2017 Sentra S equipped with Manual Transmission
• 29 city MPG / 37 hwy MPG / 32 combined MPG for 2017 Sentra S, SV, SR, SL equipped with CVT Transmission
• 26 city MPG / 32 hwy MPG / 28 combined MPG for 2017 Sentra SR Turbo
• 25 city MPG / 31 hwy MPG / 27 combined MPG for NISMO® equipped with Manual Transmission
• 27 city MPG / 33 hwy MPG / 29 combined MPG for 2017 Sentra SR Turbo
• 25 city MPG / 30 hwy MPG / 27 combined MPG for NISMO equipped with CVT Transmission

Estimates based on Nissan internal testing results, subject to EPA confirmation. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

3 Availability of specific features is dependent upon the phone’s Bluetooth® support. Please refer to your phone Owner’s Manual for details. Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Nissan is under license. See NissanUSA.com/bluetooth for details.

4 The BLUETOOTH® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth® SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Kia is under license. A BLUETOOTH® wireless technology enabled cell phone is required to use BLUETOOTH® wireless technology.Driving drowsy or distracted is dangerous and should be avoided. Drivers should remain attentive to driving and always exercise caution when using the steering wheel-mounted controls while driving.

5 SiriusXM services require subscriptions, sold separately after 3-month trial included with vehicle purchase. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. If you decide to continue your Sirius services at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. Programming subject to change. SiriusXM satellite service available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA, D.C., and PR (with coverage limitations). Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc.