Where Does the Kia Forte Fit into the Small Sports Sedan Segment?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Forte on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 5:10 pm
blue 2020 kia forte gt on track

2020 Kia Forte Vs. Civic Si Vs. Sentra Nismo Vs. Jetta GLI

With its latest iteration marking the first year that the Kia Forte has had a turbocharged engine in its sedan body, there are a lot of reasons to be excited about high-value power. The Kia Forte, after all, is a vehicle that has consistently delivered more for less in terms of features and style. With an upgraded powertrain option, it’s better than ever.

The 2020 Kia Forte, however, isn’t blazing a trail by offering an upgraded, performance-minded version of a compact sedan. Drivers have, for a while, been able to enjoy the parkability and agility of a small car with an engine that allows you to accelerate quickly and pass confidently.

Here’s how the 2020 Kia Forte GT stacks up to its competition:

Model 2020 Kia Forte GT 2020 Honda Civic Si 2019 Nissan Sentra NISMO 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Engine (fuel needed) 1.6-liter turbo (regular) 1.5-liter turbo (premium) 1.6-liter turbo (regular) 2.0-liter turbo (premium)
Transmission 6-speed manual, DCT 6-speed manual 6-speed manual, CVT 6-speed manual, DCT
Weight/HP ratio 13.74 lbs./horsepower 14.17 lbs./horsepower 16.00 lbs./horsepower 14.10 lbs./horsepower
0-60 time Unofficially 6.4 seconds 6.9 seconds 7.7 seconds 6.1 seconds
Passenger space 96 cubic feet 89 cubic feet 96 cubic feet 95 cubic feet
Cargo space 15.3 cubic feet 11.9 cubic feet 15.1 cubic feet 14.1 cubic feet
Engine warranty 10 years/100,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles 6 years/72,000 miles
MSRP $22,890 $25,000 $25,940 $25,995

Wow. It’s pretty clear that the 2020 Kia Forte GT isn’t playing around. It doesn’t just want to be a great value. It wants to be a great little sports sedan. From what we can see, it looks to have achieved this.

>>> READ MORE: Compare the 2020 Kia Forte GT and 2019 Kia Stinger GT <<<

The 2020 Kia Forte is more than just a style icon, it lives up to the performance promised by its rogueish good looks.

badging on rear of 2020 kia forte gt

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2020 Kia Forte GT on track

interior dashboard of 2020 kia forte gt

As you can see in the above chart, the 2020 Kia Forte GT offers a great value for those who want the confidence of on-demand speed. While we advocate driving safely and following all posted rules of the road, we know that having that extra kick translates to a lot of confidence when it comes to on-ramp acceleration and safe passing on a single-lane road.

It can also be a lifesaver for evasive maneuvers.

If you’re in the market for a fun and sporty compact sedan with a great price tag, we’d love to help you find it! Friendly Kia has Tampa Bay’s largest selection. Contact us today to find the Forte GT model that’s right for you.

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