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Compare 2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Mazda MAZDA3

2019 Kia Forte
2019 Mazda MAZDA3
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EX IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte EX IVT 30 40 $21,001 $21,990
Forte FE IVT 31 41 $18,036 $18,690
Forte FE Manual 27 37 $17,168 $17,790
Forte LXS IVT 30 40 $18,519 $19,190
Forte S IVT 30 40 $19,377 $20,290
2019 Mazda MAZDA3
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,001
$20,086
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,990
$21,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Kia Forte pairs stylish good looks with a lot of features, making it a compact sedan standout. The 2019 Mazda 3 keeps the zoom, but all-wheel-drive practicality and a vastly upgraded interior make it much more than that.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 -
Passenger Capacity
5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
53 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96 -
Second Hip Room (in)
51.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 -
Track Width, Front (in)
61 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
182.7 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact -
Front Tire Order Code
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2903 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 6200 -
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 -
Fuel System
MPI -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
132 @ 4500 -
Engine Order Code
NA -
Displacement
2.0 L/122 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 -
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.82 -
Trans Order Code
NA -
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.68 - 0.39 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.89 -
Trans Type
1 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan -
Vehicle Name
Kia Forte -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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