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Kia Forte Advantages Vs. The Competition For Augusta, GA Area Drivers


2020 Kia Forte


Kia Forte vs. Honda Civic

Enjoy the new 2018 Kia Forte for sale in Augusta, GA Now

Are you searching for a new compact sedan that fits in with your busy lifestyle? The compact car segment has grown into one full of agile, stylish and well-equipped sedans and hatchbacks, so competition is fierce. And the good news for you, most automakers on the market have created a model that shows their ability to have a big attitude in a small package - and the new 2020 Kia Forte has the biggest attitude of them all!

The new Kia Forte goes up against compact car veterans like the Honda Civic. Let's see which compact car model provides the most value!


2020 Kia Forte FE VS 2020 Honda Civic LX
$17,890 Starting MSRP* $20,650
Standard Variable Speed intermittent Wipers Not Available
15.3 Cubic Feet Cargo Volume 15.1 Cubic Feet
Standard Smart Device Integration Not Available
31 / 41 Fuel Economy (City / Highway)** 30 / 38
14 Gallons Fuel Tank Capacity 12.3 Gallons

Either Way, It's an Affordable Option

If there were an award an entire automotive class could get for "most improved," it would go to the compact class. The compact segment has changed significantly since its introduction decades ago, going from minimally-outfitted, tinny budget cars to small sedans that provide much of the luxurious features that are found on larger cars. Case in point, the new Forte from Kia standouts in the compact car class thanks to its stellar standard and available amenities and its low starting price.


2018 Kia Forte vs. Hyundai Elantra

Kia Forte Advantages Compared To The Hyundai Elantra

When comparing the Kia Forte to Hyundai's Elantra, it's a game of margins. With both cars having the same manufacturing location and the automakers sharing platforms, it's inevitable that the two cars would wind up sharing some specs and similarities. Where they diverge is precisely where the comparison gets interesting, though. The new Kia Forte appears to have higher aspirations than the Elantra, which seems content to compete with low-spec, low-feature models.

Forte vs. Elantra: Technology Options

The Kia Forte is emblematic of Kia's ongoing push to offer high-feature vehicles at industry-leading price points. The base model Forte LX provides improved features and functionalities over the 2020 Hyundai Elantra's base SE trim, including Bluetooth® compatibility, an available LCD driver information system, improved infotainment and AUX port for playing any music that moves through a headphone cord.


2020 Kia Forte FE VS 2020 Hyundai SE
$17,890 Starting MSRP* $18,150
Standard Four Wheel Disc Brakes Not Available
15.3 Cubic Feet Cargo Volume 14.4 Cubic Feet
147 @ 6200 Horsepower 147 @ 6200
31 / 41 Fuel Economy (City / Highway)** 30 / 40
132 @ 4500 Torque 132 @ 4500

Test Drive a Kia Forte Now!

The 2020 Elantra keeps its base engine throughout most of its trim level hierarchy, only offering a boost in power in the optional Sport model, which boasts a standard 6-speed manual transmission. Premium safety features abound on the 2020 Kia Forte, and it earned top safety marks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). While the Hyundai Elantra's Top Safety Pick designation beats out some competitors, it does not offer the peace of mind that the new Kia Forte does. Visit our Kia dealership in Augusta, GA to explore all of your financing options!


Kia Forte Vs. Nissan Sentra For Augusta, GA Drivers

A Kia & Nissan Comparison In Attention To Detail

If there's one thing that can be said for Kia, it's that it comes packs with tons of advanced features. Every car and size model has its role and purpose in the 2020 Kia lineup. For Kia, the Forte isn't an opportunity to offer a cheap, unappealing and minimalist car. Rather, it's an opportunity to give drivers the kind of comfort, convenience and technology offered in larger models, along with an efficient powertrain and low price. In contrast, drivers may find the new Nissan Sentra to represent the old-guard of the compact car class, one that is a bit outdated and does not provide the level of modern, premium features that today's compact car buyers expect.


2020 Kia Forte FE VS 2020 Nissan Sentra S
$17,890 Starting MSRP* $19,090
Optional Remote Engine Start Not Available
96 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 95 Cubic Feet
147 @ 6200 Horsepower 149 @ 6400
31 / 41 Fuel Economy (City / Highway)** 29 / 39
14 Gallons Fuel Capacity 12.4 Gallons

Drive a Kia Forte Now

Today, the new 2020 Kia Forte is going up against the Sentra, the conventional compact sedan made by Nissan. In the compact class, buyers must pay attention to the level of thought and detail that goes into the design, features and technology at every trim level. Value, after all, is more than just price -- it's what you get for the price! The team at Kia of Augusta looks forward to assisting you with your new 2020 Kia Forte purchase!


Dare To Compare The Kia Forte & Toyota Corolla In Augusta, GA

Compact cars represent a considerable portion of drivers' first vehicles. Beyond just being the car that got many of us behind the wheel for the first time, they're a sensible option that delivers the convenience and comfort of a larger sedan but in a more efficient, economical and city-sized package. For many automakers, the focus for compact car production is keeping costs low. For Kia, corners are never cut to achieve their high-value pricing.

Models like the 2020 Kia Forte exude sophistication, providing all the amenities of a larger sedan but in a smaller package. In this comparison, the stylish and elegant 2020 Kia Forte is going up against a class veteran, the Toyota Corolla. Now in its 11th generation, the Corolla's 60 years on the market have given it plenty of time to iterate. Can the relatively-younger Kia Forte match its small car heritage? Let's find out!

How They Compare:


2020 Kia Forte FE VS 2020 Toyota Corolla L
$17,890 Starting MSRP* $19,600
Optional Remote Engine Start Not Available
96 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 88 Cubic Feet
147 @ 6200 Horsepower 139 @ 6100
31 / 41 Fuel Economy (City / Highway)** 30 / 38
14 Gallons Fuel Capacity 13 Gallons

Performance Comparison

The Toyota Corolla suffers from complacency. With its long history in the compact car segment, you would think the Corolla would have advanced further than it has, without the competition from the likes of the new Forte. When you compare the things that make or break compact sedans for most drivers, the 2020 Kia Forte truly impresses.

The foundation of the 2020 Kia Forte's many advantages over the Toyota Corolla starts with its engine. Generating greater horsepower than the Corolla's engine isn't a difficult feat to achieve, but besting its horsepower while getting better fuel economy, however, is impressive. The 2020 Kia Forte manages a superior ride regarding both passing confidence -- with its more power -- and the number of gas stations you can drive past -- with its better city and highway fuel economy. The Forte's choice of a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission gives you precise and satisfying shifts, while the 2020 Corolla's anemic and noisy CVT simply can't match the experience of driving a Forte.

Toyota Tech Vs. Kia Tech

Inside the Kia, the passenger space is extravagant, with more room being available for cargo in the 2020 Forte than the Corolla. Both drivers and passengers can enjoy the smartphone compatibility in the 2020 Kia Forte, which lets both iPhone and Android users connect their device to the Forte's infotainment system via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto integration, neither of which is offered on any trim level of the Corolla. Thanks to its lower MSRP and more extended warranty, you'll spend less on your Forte than you would on the Corolla, both at purchase and for maintenance.

Choose The Kia Forte Today!

The 2020 Kia Forte is simply tough to top. The facts don't lie; it handily outperforms its compact car competition in a number of key areas for less money and with greater peace of mind through its safety edge and more extensive factory warranty. For more information on the 2020 Kia Forte or to schedule a test drive, contact or visit us today!

MSRP excludes freight charges, tax, title, and license fees. Freight charges and actual dealer prices may vary. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost.

Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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