Compare 2021 Kia Forte vs 2021 Mazda MAZDA3

2021 Kia Forte
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte EX IVT 29 40 $22,050 $23,090
Forte FE IVT 31 41 $18,133 $18,790
Forte FE Manual 27 37 $17,263 $17,890
Forte GT DCT 27 35 $21,765 $22,790
Forte GT Manual 25 32 $22,338 $23,390
Forte GT-Line IVT 29 40 $19,567 $20,490
Forte LXS IVT 29 40 $18,712 $19,390
2021 Mazda MAZDA3
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,050
$19,751
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,090
$20,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$385 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Kia Forte is a value-packed compact sedan, one that’s a half-step behind the class leaders. The 2021 Mazda 3 straddles the mainstream and upscale markets with a quality cabin, power that ranges from pedestrian to plentiful, and available all-wheel drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars -
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96 -
Second Hip Room (in)
51.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 -
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
182.7 -
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact -
Front Tire Order Code
NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2908 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
132 @ 4500 -
Engine Order Code
NA -
Displacement
2.0 L/122 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 6200 -
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 -
Fuel System
MPI -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 -
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.68 - 0.39 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.89 -
Trans Type
1 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.82 -
Trans Order Code
NA -
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Forte -
Body Style
Sedan -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam -
Suspension Type - Front
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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2021 Kia Forte
  • 2021 Kia Forte available
  • Lease: From $159 for 36 months
  • Rebate: Up to $750 customer cash
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR for 60 months
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2021 Mazda MAZDA3
  • 2021 Mazda3 supplies steady
  • Lease: From $213 for 36 months
  • Rebates: Up to $1,250 off
  • Finance: From 0% APR
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