Interested in upgrading your daily driver? In that case, opting for a 2022 Kia Forte is the best decision you can take up. And if you are looking for more information with regards to its features and specifications, here is a comparison article between the 2022 Forte and the 2022 Sentra to point out the advantages of the 2022 Forte over its competition.
Kia offers five trims for the 2022 Forte – FE, LXS, GT-Line, GT, GT Manual. Pricing ranges from $19,090 MSRP* for the base FE trim to $24,490 MSRP* for the top-end GT Manual. On the other hand, the 2022 Sentra offers only three trims – S, SV, and SR. Coming to Sentra’s pricing, it ranges from $19,610 MSRP* for the S trim while the top-end SR trim costs $22,200 MSRP*.
2022 Kia Forte
2022 Nissan Sentra
|2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder engine
||2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder engine
|147 hp / 132 ft-lbs.
||149 hp / 146 ft-lbs.
|31 / 41 / 35
||29 / 39 / 33
|15.3 cu. ft.
||14.3 cu. ft.
Sure, the 2022 Sentra’s base engine produces slightly higher power than the Forte. However, this is where the Forte goes up a notch. How you may ask. Well, Kia offers an additional 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine that produces more power than the Sentra. The Sentra on the other hand offers only one power train. In this case, the Forte is clearly more powerful. Moreover, the Sentra struggles with slow acceleration and mundane driving dynamics. Forte’s more turbocharged engine offers better performance and achieves better fuel economy at the same time.
Kia has ensured in offering a robust and well-put-together infotainment system. Base FE and LXS variants get an eight-inch touchscreen display. Features include a four-speaker audio system, Wireless Android Auto™, Wireless Apple CarPlay®, and Bluetooth connectivity. Other trims come with a 10.25-inch touchscreen display with a Voice-Command Navigation system, Kia Connect, SiriusXM® Traffic, and HD Radio™. Other than the standard features, Kia offers a bunch of optional features like a Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System, Heated and Ventilated Front Seats, and a 10-way power-adjustable Driver’s seat with power lumbar support, to name some of them. The Sentra also offers a similar list of features. However, the infotainment screen is smaller. Also, the overall fit-and-finish is not as refined in the Sentra.
The Forte offers comfortable seating compared to the Sentra. Passenger and cargo room is more in the Forte making it more practical. All said, the Kia Forte stands miles ahead of the Nissan Sentra.