New 2022 Nissan Sentra Maus Nissan Crystal River

Maus Nissan of Crystal River offers a comparison of the 2022 Nissan Sentra and the 2022 Kia Forte.

There is such a thing as affordable sport sedans, with the 2022 Nissan Sentra and 2022 Kia Forte being prime examples. Both have starting prices of under $20k which makes them very accessible to most of the market, but that doesn't mean they're lacking in power and finesse. The experts at Maus Nissan of Crystal River will lay it all out for you so you can decide which sedan is best for you!

Being around the same price and close to the same type of performance, it's just up to preference. While some people may like the rough, sporty aesthetic of the Kia Forte, others may enjoy the pristine comfort and reliability of the Nissan Sentra.

Although considered a sports sedan, the Sentra still provides a better-than-average mileage of 29 city and 39 highway miles per gallon. Its 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine gives you 149 horsepower which makes it ideal for every trip no matter how near or far. The Sentra can boost its performance with an Xtronic CVT that allows for an impressive Sport Mode with excellent response. A high-quality transmission paired with sporty suspension and an advanced steering system makes for a thrilling ride.

Coming close to the Sentra is Kia's Forte which offers around the same MPG rating and slightly more horsepower. However, the engine is cut a bit short with a 1.6-liter with no additional performance features that are on par with the Sentra.

Safety Features
Nissan never fails to equip all their vehicles with their signature Safety Shield 360 containing 6 essential safety features to protect you everywhere you go. The Intelligent Around View Monitor offers extra protection by providing you with a clear birds-eye view of your surroundings so you can maneuver with confidence, and you can even opt-in for the available Intelligent Cruise Control which automatically adjusts your speed to keep a safe distance from the car ahead of you. You can also choose to get the available 7" Advanced Drive-Assist Display which shows you useful driving aids, activates Intelligent Driver Alertness, and is able to recognize traffic signs.

The Kia Forte comes standard with Kia Drive Wise which includes 4 basic features such as Auto Emergency Braking Technology, Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Blind Spot Detection and Avoidance Technology, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Auto Braking Avoidance.

As stated earlier, the Sentra's interior was designed for comfort. Zero Gravity Seats are expertly designed to relieve pressure from your body's hot spots in order to reduce fatigue and keep long drives from feeling like a literal pain. Additionally, you can choose available features such as Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control to keep all of your passengers happy, heated front seats to help during extremely cold weather, and a 6-way power-adjustable driver's seat with 2-way lumbar to further ensure a pleasant seating experience.

Kia really leaned into the sporty look with leather-trimmed seats lined with contrast stitching that really stands out, but all of that is mostly just for looks. If you're looking for a relaxing drive that won't leave knots in your back, you may enjoy the Sentra more.

Bottom Line
Since both the Sentra and Forte begin at under $20k, it really is just up to what you prioritize more. The Sentra offers a more comfortable seating and atmosphere while optimizing your drive with advanced equipment, and the Forte is a basic sport sedan with nothing too flashy. But for similar pricing, why not spoil yourself?

Take the 2022 NISSAN SENTRA for a Test Drive!
If you want to feel the smooth, dynamic feel of the 2022 Nissan Sentra, come down to Maus Nissan of Crystal River for a test drive! Give us a call any time at (352) 592-6287 for more details.


Maus Nissan of Crystal River

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