Compare 2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Mazda MAZDA3

2020 Kia Forte
2020 Mazda MAZDA3
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte EX IVT 29 40 $21,095 $22,090
Forte FE IVT 31 41 $18,133 $18,790
Forte FE Manual 27 37 $17,263 $17,890
Forte GT DCT 27 35 $21,477 $22,490
Forte GT Manual 25 32 $22,050 $23,090
Forte GT-Line IVT 29 40 $19,567 $20,490
Forte LXS IVT 29 40 $18,614 $19,290
2020 Mazda MAZDA3
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,095
$20,565
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,090
$21,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$368 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Kia Forte has the style and now the GT power to slot into any compact-car shopping list. The Mazda 3 punches above its weight class with an upmarket interior, good handling, and optional all-wheel drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 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)
29 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 -
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
5.4 -
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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2020 Kia Forte
  • 2020 Kia Fortes in stock; 2021s arriving
  • Cash: Up to $1,750 customer cash
  • Finance: 0.0% APR
  • Lease: From $159 for 36 months
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2020 Mazda MAZDA3
  • 2021 Mazda3 arriving; 2020s still on sale
  • $1,500 factory rebate on 2020s; $1,000 on 2021s
  • Lease a 2021 from $189 for 36 months
  • APR from 0% for 60 months + $500 bonus

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