2022 Kia Forte vs. 2022 Nissan Sentra

2022 Kia Forte vs. 2022 Nissan Sentra

The all-new redesigned 2022 Kia Forte is making its presence felt in the compact sedan segment with its bold styling and impressive performance. However, Nissan has also given its compact sedan offering, the Sentra, a 2022 refresh with a bold new orange color scheme. If you are in a dilemma about which compact sedan should be your next, here is a quick comparison by Hometown Kia in Mount Hope, WV, to help you decide between the 2022 Kia Forte and the 2022 Nissan Sentra. Join us as we take a look at some of the important technical specs and key highlights and tell you what makes the 2022 Forte the better option of the two.

2022 Kia Forte


2022 Nissan Sentra

$19,090 Starting MSRP* $19,610
147 hp/132 lb.-ft. Horsepower & Torque 149 hp/146 lb.-ft.
31/41/35 (City/Highway/Combined) EPA MPG Fuel Economy 29/39/33 (City/Highway/Combined)
15.3 cubic feet Cargo Capacity 14.3 cubic feet

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As you can see from the comparison table above, the 2022 Kia Forte and the 2022 Nissan Sentra are neck and neck in terms of pricing and base engine. Although Sentra's 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine makes slightly better horsepower and torque, the Kia Forte more than makes up for what it lacks with an available Turbocharged 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that makes 201 hp and 195 lb.-ft. of torque on the top-end Forte GT models. On the other hand, the Nissan Sentra comes with only one standard engine option.

Kia has also made significant changes to the 2022 Forte, including a refreshed, sportier exterior styling with all-new front and rear bumpers, new LED headlights and taillights, and a bold new front grille with all-new alloy-wheel designs. On the inside, too, the 2022 Forte brings more to the table with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display or an available 10.25-inch infotainment display vs. 7-inch or 8-inch displays on the Sentra, better driver-assistance features including Lane Following Assist, optional adaptive cruise control, and wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as standard features so that you can connect your compatible smartphone without the hassle of wires.

To learn more about the 2022 Kia Forte or take a test drive in Mount Hope, WV, contact Hometown Kia or visit our inventory page and see if you can find your Forte!