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2019 Mazda3 vs. 2019 Kia Forte

The latest generation of the Mazda3 Sedan is finally available for sale or lease at the Bert Ogden Mazda Edinburg showroom. For the automaker’s new model year, its compact sedan has been completely redesigned with wide-ranging access to the latest Mazda connectivity technology, available trim grades that feature a premium feel and aesthetic as well as comfortable seating for all of its passengers. A comparison of the 2019 Mazda3 Sedan vs. 2019 Kia Forte will show potential buyers just how impressive this class of the automotive industry has become. The 2019 Mazda3 offers better performance scores without sacrificing fuel economy when compared to its compact Kia competitor. Bert Ogden Mazda Edinburg customers can schedule a test drive with the 2019 Mazda3 today by calling, 833-296-6802.

To be fair, the 2019 Kia Forte has also gone through a pretty extensive redesign for the new model year. One of the most important elements both automakers have prioritized for 2019 is available connectivity technology. Both the 2019 Mazda3 and 2019 Forte can be equipped with a smartphone-compatible infotainment system, making the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ suites of applications available on almost every trim grade of both vehicles. Additionally, independent online reviews have praised the 2019 Mazda3 for offering its upper models with ‘premium interior materials’ that increase the new sedan’s overall refinement. Those same experts had encouraging things to say about the engaging handling found with the 2019 Mazda3. Conversely, those same reviewers found that the 2019 Forte was more on the stiff side of the spectrum.

 

2019 Mazda3

Vs.

2019 Kia Forte

2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
186/186 Horsepower/Torque 147/132
Six-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed manual
Yes Avail. AWD No

 

Performance Specs

Customers looking at either the 2019 Mazda3 or 2019 Kia Forte will only have one power plant option available for each vehicle. Under the hood of all 2019 Mazda3 models available at the Bert Ogden Mazda Edinburg showroom is the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that will be attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. Drivers will be able to use 186 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. This is significantly more power than can be produced by the naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine used by the 2019 Kia Forte, which tops out at 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. Even with this clear disparity in performance output, the 2019 Mazda3 is able to achieve very strong fuel economy scores from the Environmental Protection Agency that are within a couple of miles per gallon of the 2019 Kia Forte, which makes quite a bit less power than the new Mazda3.

 

 

A photo of the front seats, driver's cockpit and dashboard in the 2019 Mazda3 Sedan.
A photo of the steering wheel and center gauge cluster in the 2019 Mazda3 Sedan.
A photo of the rear seats in the 2019 Mazda3 Sedan.
A photo of the touchscreen interface in the 2019 Mazda3 Sedan.