2019 Kia Forte Vs. Mazda3

2019 Kia Forte and 2018 Mazda3 shown on split screen

Once only valued for their budget-friendly prices, compact cars are experiencing a true renaissance right now. With plenty of competition across manufacturers, the segment has risen to become one chosen for its unique merits – namely fuel efficiency, small footprint and price – rather than simply being the cheapest option on the lot. For this reason, drivers expect more, and manufacturers have been mostly quick to deliver.

The 2019 Kia Forte is emblematic of this shift. Offering 40 highway miles per gallon with its revolutionary and praised IVT and standard active safety features, the 2019 Kia Forte is ready to show small car drivers that they can have the features and creature comforts of a midsize or family sedan at half the price. Today, we’re comparing it to another vehicle that seeks to move upmarket by combining style and features. It’s the 2019 Kia Forte vs the Mazda3! Let’s see which comes out on top.

2019 Kia Forte


2018 Mazda3

35 combined MPG (IVT) Fuel economy 31 combined MPG
8-inch touchscreen Standard infotainment 7-inch touchscreen
Automatic Standard climate control Manual
Yes – standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto? No – not available
15.3 cubic feet Trunk space 12.4 cubic feet
5 years/60,000 miles Bumper-to-bumper warranty 3 years/36,000 miles
$15,010 – Best Friendly Kia VIP price* Starts at $18,095

2019 Kia Forte Prevails Over Compact Competition

Mazda is a brand that, in many ways, has forged a path similar to Kia’s. Once a brand known only as the lowest-priced option in its field, Mazda is now creating some of the more compelling vehicles on the market. The Mazda3 is a solid example of this.

Unfortunately, it can’t match the value and style of the all-new 2019 Kia Forte which gives you standard luxury infotainment, standard dual-zone automatic climate control, standard active safety features and a more practical interior than the Mazda3.

You’ll have more space for people and cargo, better fuel economy and a larger fuel tank to make trips to the gas station a bi-weekly or even monthly thing.

You’ll also have the industry’s best bumper-to-bumper warranty and engine/powertrain warranty covering your compact car.

For more information on the amazing 2019 Kia Forte or to schedule a test drive, contact us today!

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