The Sedan Face-Off: 2015 Chevy Cruze vs. 2015 Kia Forte

2015 Chevrolet CruzeThe 2015 Chevy Cruze and the 2015 Kia Forte Sedan are both impressive choices in the popular sedan segment. Both are known for their great affordability and comfort, but which one is the best for your money? Biggers Chevy compared the 2015 Kia Forte Sedan LX and the 2015 Chevy Cruze L to determine which is the top sedan. Read on for our comparison of the two.

Safety

Both the Cruze and Forte have standard safety features like child safety locks, driver and passenger air bags, traction control, and anti-lock brakes. Both sedans have also been thoroughly evaluated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That’s where the similarities end. The Chevy Cruze scored a perfect 5-star rating in the overall safety category, while the Kia Forte only scored 3 stars. One of the most notable differences was in the Passenger Neck Injury Risk category. The Forte scored a 97% risk level, a whopping 53% higher than the Cruze. The 2015 Chevy Cruze is the clear winner when it comes to protecting yourself and your passengers.

Powertrain

Both the 2015 Chevy Cruze and 2015 Kia Forte feature a standard 1.8L I4 DOHC engine. The Cruze also has options like a 1.4L turbo engine and 2.0L Turbo Diesel DOHC engine for its multiple trim levels. The Forte only offers the 1.8L and 2.0L I4 options for its LX and EX trims, no turbocharged or diesel options available. This gives the adaptable Cruze an advantage when it comes to customization. The Cruze also can tow up to 1000 lbs., while the Forte has no towing capacity.

Warranty

The 2015 Chevy Cruze has the advantage in the warranty category as well. The Cruze includes 6 years of corrosion warranty, compared to the Forte Sedan’s 5. Chevy also pays for 2 years of paid scheduled maintenance with no Kia equivalent. Chevrolet dealers outnumber Kia dealers almost 7:1, making the Chevy even easier to service.

Ergonomics

The 2015 Chevy Cruze and 2015 Kia Forte Sedan both feature great amenities for your comfort and safety. But the Cruze really excels when it comes to convenience. The Cruze features one-touch power windows, while the Forte only has standard power windows. The Cruze also features a standard automatic headlight on/off feature for optimal visibility. This feature is offered on only the higher trim level of the Kia Forte Sedan. While on the subject of headlights, the Cruze’s headlights received a “Very Good” rating from Consumer Reports while the Forte Sedan only received a “Good” rating.

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The evidence is clear: the 2015 Chevy Cruze beat the 2015 Kia Forte Sedan for overall quality. The Cruze’s quality was clear in every category, so it is the true winner of this challenge. At Biggers Chevy, we welcome you to our dealership to try this great vehicle in person at 1385 E. Chicago Street in Elgin. You can also contact us online at any time.