2019 Kia Forte vs. 2019 Mazda3

Kia is vastly and rapidly changing the way people consider their lineup is viewed. Sure, there may be more powerful and larger vehicles available than the all-new Kia Forte coming to Spitzer Kia Cleveland; but few will be able to deliver as much at such an attractive price point. The automaker has completely redesigned and overhauled the Kia Forte sedan and it is expected to be able to take on just about anything else in its class. A comparison between the 2019 Kia Forte vs. 2019 Mazda 3 sedan will clearly demonstrate just how far the Kia platform has come. For the new model year, the manufacturer has not only made the 2019 Forte look more athletic and bold, it has also upgraded its available technology features across the board. Make an appointment with a Spitzer Cleveland Kia sales professional today if you'd like to learn more by calling, 855-814-1256.

The main way the 2019 Kia Forte is going to be able to overshadow the 2019 Mazda3 is through its connectivity options. Each of the trim grades available for the 2019 Forte will have the latest Kia infotainment system available that will be controlled through an 8-inch touchscreen interface. Furthermore, owners of the 2019 Forte will be able to get full use out of their smartphones by using the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay suites of applications. In addition to being able to use most of the most popular apps, drivers will also be able to have text messages read to them by the system. Having this kind of functionality has gone beyond simply being some kind of automotive novelty. It is also a feature that has not been announced as being available in the upcoming Mazda3 sedan. The 2019 Kia Forte also offers available wireless smartphone charging, which is not found on the Mazda3.


2019 Kia Forte


2019 Mazda3

2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
Six-speed manual Transmission Six-speed manual
Yes Smartphone Integration No
Yes Avail. Safety Systems Yes


Performance Specs

Kia has not changed the amount of power produced by the upgraded four-cylinder engine that is equipped under the hood of the 2019 Forte. It's true that the Mazda3 makes slightly more horsepower, but Kia can make up for that in other areas. Fuel economy is bound to be a primary concern for people shopping for a vehicle inside of this particular segment. Final fuel economy scores for the 2019 Kia Forte have not been announced yet, but early estimates put the city scores for the new compact sedan well within striking distance of the upcoming Mazda3.



A view of the driver's cockpit in the 2019 Kia Forte.
A photo of the rear seats in the 2019 Kia Forte.
A photo of the 2019 Forte going around a race track.
A photo of the 2019 Forte on the road.