Kia Forte vs. Nissan LEAF

 Silver
VS
 Silver

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$17,790 - $18,690
$29,990

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.69 / 5
36 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 hp
147 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L I4 DOHC D
110kW AC Synchronous Motor

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
42.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.8 in.
41.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.7 in.
33.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 in.
37.3 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

Climate Control

Climate Control

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Steel

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/65HR15
P205/55HR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Length

Length
182.7 in.
176.4 in.

Width

Width
70.9 in.
70.5 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
2707 lbs.
3433 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 hp
147 hp

Torque

Torque
132 ft. lbs.
236 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
Electric Motor

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14 gal.

Combined

Combined
32 - 36 mpg
112 mpg

City

City
27 - 31 mpg
124 mpg

Highway

Highway
37 - 41 mpg
99 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Kia Forte
Nissan LEAF

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Hatchback

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
96 ft³.
92.4 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
2707 lbs.
3433 lbs.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4
Electric

Trans Type

Trans Type
1 - 6
1

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD - Manual w/OD
Automatic

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33
8.19

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam
Torsion Beam

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15
P205/55HR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15
P205/55HR16

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
15 X 6 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
15 X 6 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in.
11.1 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.3 in.
11.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.8 in.
41.2 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
42.1 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
56.1 in.
54.3 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
53 in.
51.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 in.
37.3 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.7 in.
33.5 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
55.3 in.
52.5 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
51.1 in.
50 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.3 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
182.7 in.
176.4 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.9 in.
70.5 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
56.5 in.
61.4 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61.5 in.
60.6 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.9 in.
61.2 in.

Model Group

Model Group
Forte
LEAF

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Hatchback