2020 Mazda3 Sedan vs 2020 Kia Forte

A gray 2020 Mazda3 Sedan compared to a red 2020 Kia Forte.

Recently named as the 2020 World Car Awards’ World Car Design of the year, the 2020 Mazda3 Sedan offers a strong package of features to go with its sleek design. Even in terms of performance, the model can stand up to other popular models like the 2020 Kia Forte. To offer a more complete overview, we at Marketplace Mazda compiled a side-by-side comparison of each model to explore more of what Mazda’s small sedan has to offer.

2020 Mazda3 Sedan


2020 Kia Forte

2.5L 4-Cylinder 6A Base Engine 2.0L 4-Cylinder 6M
186 Horsepower 147
186 ft-lbs. Engine Torque 132 ft-lbs.
30 Combined MPG Estimated Fuel Economy 31 Combined MPG

Looking at the base engines between the two, the 2020 Mazda3 Sedan offers quite a jump in performance without having to pay more for a stronger engine. With an impressive amount of handling and acceleration, it can perform both inside Rochester and in the country roads around it. Plus, with the available i-ACTIV AWD® option, the Mazda model is a great choice for all seasons with its traction and responsive handling. Despite its slightly lower estimated combined MPG, the Mazda3 Sedan is about 350 pounds heavier - partially due to its amount of additional features.

Find a 2020 Mazda3 Sedan at Tuttle-Click Mazda

With the additional weight, the 2020 Mazda3 offers a large group of standard options for a complete experience. A major difference between the models is in the Mazda3 model’s standard Adaptive Cruise Control Feature, which helps to maintain a proper distance from the vehicle ahead even if they come to a complete stop. Another major addition, like all other 2020 Mazda models, is in the i-Activsense® suite of safety features that includes:
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Rearview Camera
  • Smart Brake Support
  • Dynamic Stability Control with Traction Control System

For those wanting a complete experience without needing to choose additional packages or higher trim levels, the 2020 Mazda3 Sedan offers luxury look and performance for an affordable price. Even when compared to a popular model such as the 2020 Kia Forte, Mazda’s own Sedan stands up to the test. Stop into Marketplace Mazda in the Rochester area to see one for yourself.