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2020 Nissan Sentra Vs. 2020 Kia Forte

2020 Nissan Sentra Vs. 2020 Kia Forte

Welcome to another incarnation of our popular model showdown series. In this round, we’re going to pit two favorite compact cars against one another: the 2020 Nissan Sentra and 2020 Kia Forte.

Both of these models step into the ring with a fair amount of hype behind them. For 2020, the Sentra enjoys several improvements over its previous generation, including a stronger engine that provides solid acceleration. The model also boasts a decently upscale cabin.

The 2020 Kia Forte is also acclaimed for the amount of content it provides for the price. As a Nissan dealership, however, we’re going to stay focused on the advantages that the 2020 Sentra holds over the 2020 Kia Forte. Check these elements out below!

2020 Nissan Sentra


2020 Kia Forte

5-years/unlimited miles Corrosion Warranty 5-years/100,000 miles
150-amps Standard Alternator Power 120-amps
149 hp Base Horsepower 147 hp
Standard Back Seat Reminder Not Available
Standard Rear Automatic Braking Not Available`
Standard Airbag-Activated GPS Response System Not Available
Standard Rear Seatbelt Pretensioners Not Available

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As can be seen in the table above, the 2020 Nissan Sentra holds several advantages above the 2020 Kia Forte. It has an unlimited mileage limit on its corrosion warranty, boasts a beefier standard alternator, and provides more horsepower on its base model.

The biggest advantage held by the 2020 Sentra, however, is the sizable load of driver assistance features that Nissan provides on the model while keeping the price point low. This model continues to prioritize value as its number one goal.

What other advantages does the 2020 Nissan Sentra hold over the 2020 Kia Forte?

Advantages of the 2020 Sentra not listed above include standard split-folding rear seats, which are useful to accommodate and transport bulky cargo. The 2020 Kia Forte, conversely, comes with a standard single piece folding rear seat. This seat isn’t as flexible, meaning that the rear area cannot be shared by both long cargo and a passenger.

It’s also worth noting that there are 41% more Nissan dealers than Kia dealers. This means that it will likely be easier to find OEM service for the Sentra that’s covered under warranty if the need arises.

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