2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Kia Optima
Shopping for a new sedan can be tricky. Do you go for the turbocharged and sporty model or do you opt for the lineup with a hybrid option? A compact model or a mid-size option? No matter which way your heart is pulling you, the Kia brand is here to deliver. With the 2020 Kia Forte and 2020 Kia Optima, there’s no wrong answer when it comes to choosing a Kia sedan. But which one is right for you? We’re here to find that out.
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2020 Kia Forte Specs and Highlights
Starting off at just $17,890, the 2020 Kia Forte combines sporty styling with the latest connectivity and technology features. Available style cues like rear diffuser accents, red grille inserts, and glossy black mirror caps, side sills, and rear lip spoiler add to the athletic look and feel of this Kia sedan. The sleek styling of this Kia model is amplified by its lineup of sporty exterior color options and available interiors. Shoppers can choose from Clear White, Gravity Grey, Aurora Black Pearl, Currant Red, Deep Sea Blue, Silky Silver, Snow White Pearl, and Fire Orange exterior paint colors and Black Woven Cloth, Gray Woven Cloth, Black SOFINO and Cloth with Red Stitching, Black SOFINO, Red Two-Tone SOFINO, Gray Two-Tone SOFINO, Black SOFINO with Red Stitching, and Black SOFINO and Cloth with White Stitching interiors.
The 2020 Forte comes equipped with a standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 147 horsepower on tap or with an available turbocharged 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder engine with 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. The compact Forte measures in at 182.7 inches long and 70.9 inches wide with 96.0 cubic feet of interior space and 15.3 cubic feet of cargo space.
2020 Kia Optima Specs and Highlights
For just $23,390 shoppers can get behind the wheel of a new 2020 Kia Optima. Available in gas-powered, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid model options, the Optima offers a variant that is fit for any driver. Shoppers can choose from Snow White Pearl, Ebony Black, Sparkling Silver, Horizon Blue, Sangria, Passion Red, and Gravity Grey paint colors and Black Cloth, Black Leather, Brown Cloth, Sport Black Cloth, Red Leather, and Grey Leather interiors to finish off their Optima.
The 2020 Optima comes fitted with a standard 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter engine, while hybrid and plug-in variants feature a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder Full Parallel Hybrid System. Additional Optima engine setups include a 178-horsepower, 1.6-liter turbocharged engine and a 245-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. The mid-size Optima falls further on the scale than the Forte, measuring in at 191.1 inches long and 73.2 inches wide with 120.7 cubic feet of interior space and 15.9 cubic feet of cargo room.
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Should I Get a Forte or an Optima?
Whether you should get a Forte or an Optima is mainly a question of what features you are looking to prioritize in a new sedan. If you are looking for an athletic performance on the road then the Forte is the fit for you. If being eco-friendly is more your vibe or if space is your biggest concern, then one of the gas-powered or hybrid Optima models would be a great fit.
No matter which Kia sedan is the right one for you, you can find it at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL. Visit our online inventory to view our lineup of in-stock models to find your next sedan. Be sure to book a test drive to experience everything these two sedans have to offer.
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