2020 Kia Forte vs 2019 Kia Forte
2020 Kia Forte 2019 Kia Forte


2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4


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  MPG (City/Highway)

27/37 * 27/37 *

2020 Kia Forte vs 2019 Kia Forte

Serving Morrow, GA

The Kia Forte is one of the most popular compact sedans in America. It’s affordable, stylish, and packed with enjoyable features. For 2020, Kia has taken this car’s performance capabilities to the next stage. A best-in-class warranty makes the Forte even more rewarding. Here’s how the 2020 Kia Forte compares to the 2019 Kia Forte.


The Forte returns for 2020 with the same base four-cylinder engine, which pushes out 147 horsepower. Not only does this engine pack enough performance for most drivers, but it also returns excellent fuel economy. To satisfy folks who yearn for more driving excitement, Kia has added a more powerful GT model to the 2020 lineup. Its turbocharged four-cylinder engine cranks out an adrenaline-stirring 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. This extra power enables the new Forte GT to rank among the segment leaders in acceleration. Meanwhile, a fully independent rear suspension and available Michelin Pilot Sport performance tires bolster the car’s handling capabilities. Upgraded brakes bring more stopping power.


Car reviewers continue to applaud the Forte for its attractive styling. It looks sleek and athletic. What separates the 2020 Kia Forte from the 2019 Kia Forte is the arrival of new GT-Line trim. Larger 17-inch sport wheels and a rear spoiler help this racy trim to stand out. You’ll also notice its black-out exterior treatments. While the more powerful GT model looks similar, dual exhaust pipes and exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels set it apart.


Like the 2019 Kia Forte, the new 2020 Kia Forte comes loaded with a lot of equipment. An 8.0-inch color touchscreen comes standard, which pairs to your smartphone through either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Higher trim levels offer a powerful eight-speaker Harman Kardon sound system and wireless charging. Most importantly, even the base model receives Kia Drive Wise safety technologies. Automatic emergency braking and lane-keep assist help you to remain secure at all times.

If you are interested in taking the new 2020 Kia Forte for a test drive, contact Kia Atlanta South. Our staff members will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

* Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.