2020 Kia Forte vs 2019 Kia Forte

Red 2020 Kia Forte and gray 2019 Kia Forte side by side

The Kia Forte is one of the most popular sedan vehicles in the automotive industry thanks to its fantastic features, impressive efficiency and low barrier to entry with its enticing cost. As we enter the autumn season and get closer to the new year, more and more Kia vehicles for the 2020 model year are starting to come out. One of the more recent arrivals has been the new 2020 Forte. To help drivers find the right vehicle for them, we wanted to take a look at the differences between the 2020 Kia Forte vs the 2019 Kia Forte.

When looking just at the surface of the two models by comparing each standard model, there isn’t much change between model years when it comes to specs. Both Forte FE models are available for the starting MSRP of just $17,790. Both models also have a standard fuel economy rating of 27 city/37 highway/31 combined mpg, along with performance specs such as 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque thanks to its 2.0-liter I-4 engine.

2020 Kia Forte


2019 Kia Forte

$17,790 Starting MSRP $17,790
31 Combined MPG 31
147 Standard Horsepower 147
201 Max Horsepower 147

Improvements with the 2020 Kia Forte GT Trim

Introduced for the 2020 model year, the new Kia Forte offers a new GT trim level for interested drivers. Along with exciting style changes to make the sedan sportier, the new GT trim comes equipped with an exciting new engine option. In fact, this new turbocharged 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder engine comes equipped with each new GT model, generating an impressive 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque, taking an enormous step forward for the vehicle.

If you would like to learn more about the differences between the 2020 Kia Forte vs the 2019 Kia Forte, be sure to contact us at Citrus Kia. Interested drivers can also get behind the wheel of the newest Forte models, along with any other Kia vehicle by visiting our dealership today. We would be more than happy to assist you in any way we can with your next car purchase.