2020 Mazda3 vs 2020 Kia Forte

Despite SUVs gaining more popularity in the past few years, sedans still remain a favorite vehicle style. Sedans often perform better in acceleration, braking, speed and fuel economy. Since they are closer to the ground, they offer more stability when traveling at high speeds. One sedan you should consider getting is the 2020 Mazda3. This sedan comes with a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 liter DOHC four-cylinder with VVT engine. The engine is paired with a SKYACTIV®-Drive six-speed electronically controlled sport automatic transmission.

As sedans are still a beloved vehicle style, there are several competitors in the market. One competitor of the 2020 Mazda3 is the 2020 Kia Forte. This sedan comes with a 2.0 liter inline four-cylinder engine. The engine is paired with an Intelligent Variable Transmission with Sportmatic®. To help you decide between these two sedans, we will be doing a comparison. We are going to focus on their starting MSRP, engine power, engine torque and fuel economy. Keep reading to see how they compare!

2020 Mazda3


2020 Kia Forte


Starting MSRP $17,790

186 hp

Engine Power 147 hp
186 lb-ft Engine Torque 132 lb-ft
26 / 35 / 30 mpg Fuel Economy (city/highway/combined) 27 / 37 / 31 mpg


Safety Technology of the 2020 Mazda3

As you can see above the 2020 Mazda3 has more engine power and torque. On the other hand, the 2020 Kia Forte has lower starting MSRP and a higher fuel economy. As you decide which sedan you like best, here is the safety technology of the 2020 Mazda3:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Smart Brake Support
  • High Beam Control
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Adaptive Front-Lighting System

If you are interested in the 2020 Mazda3, schedule a test drive at Fontana Mazda today. Contact us if you would like to learn more about this sedan.

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