2020 Kia Forte vs. Its Competition

2020 Kia Forte GT
Brian León Brian León Contributing Writer

Compare warranties when you shop: The 2020 Forte comes with 5 years or 60,000 miles of coverage.

2020 Kia Forte GT2020 Kia ForteGet Your Price2020 Honda Civic2020 Honda Civic
#15 in Coupes
2020 Hyundai Elantra2020 Hyundai Elantra
#22 in Large Cars
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2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 20192020 Mazda MAZDA3
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2020 Toyota Corolla LE2020 Toyota CorollaGet Your Price2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI2020 Volkswagen Jetta
Quick Specs
6.0
The 2020 Kia Forte has the style and now the GT power to slot into any compact-car shopping list.
6.5
The 2020 Honda Civic sets the pace among affordable compact cars.
5.7
The 2020 Hyundai Elantra is a well-equipped value.
6.7
The Mazda 3 punches above its weight class with an upmarket interior, good handling, and optional all-wheel drive.
6.7
It’s still among the more mildly flavored mass-market sedans, but the 2020 Toyota Corolla has dropped the bland from its diet.
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The docile 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is a solid compact sedan choice; for zesty performance, opt into the Jetta GLI.
MSRP From     
$17,790$19,750$18,950N/A$19,600$18,895
Gas Mileage     
25 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 52 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4N/ARegular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsCompact CarsMid-Size CarsN/ACompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
FE ManualLX ManualSE IVTN/AL CVT (GS)S Manual w/SULEV
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555N/A55
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanN/ASedanSedan
Transmission     
Manual w/ODManual w/ODCVT w/ODN/ACVT w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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