Recognized for their excellence, safety, and features, both the 2019 and 2020 Kia Forte models make for an outstanding compliment to your life. The Forte is not your typical cliché sedan. Stocked with Kia’s latest technology with top of the line ratings for safety, inexpensive pricing, and impressive fuel economy, the Forte truly stands above the rest. We often get customers on our lot here at Carolina Kia asking us to compare models for them as they make a decision about which Forte models. A common comparison our team provides is of the 2020 and 2019 Kia Forte models, so let’s dive in below! 

Want to experience these models for yourself? Visit us at 2445 North Main Street, High Point, North Carolina or by calling 866-824-7081 today. Read on below for our comparison of the 2020 and 2019 Kia Forte. 

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2020 vs 2019 Kia Forte Powertrain


For both the 2019 and 2020 models we are looking at close similarities for their powertrains. Both models of the Forte are nesting a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine racking in nearly 150 horsepower and over 130 lb.-ft. (at 4,500 rpm) of torque.

The 2020 Forte comes with a new trim that changes the game. The Forte GT is equipped with a 1.6 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that weighs in a hefty 195 lb.-ft. of torque. This Forte can also drive with over 200 horsepower, conveying the “GT” in the Forte.


2019 vs 2020 Kia Forte Exterior


Practically everything you see on the Forte. The exterior on both the 2019 and 2020 models has several available options to choose from. There are several options for the wheel size, while 18 inches is the largest size. Even the head and rear lights have several different obtainable styles and designs including the very type of lighting that goes into them.

Let us not forget about the 2020 Forte GT, coming with the largest wheels size, slick exterior LED lighting design, and a low-cut spoiler for a sportier impression. The GT comes with a frontal re-design that is expressed in the lights, grille, and hood. Come test drive the GT at Carolina Kia and check it out for yourself!


2019 vs 2020 Kia Forte Interior


Colors can truly define a person. Kia gave their Forte the best looking, smartest imposing color schemes that the buyer gets to choose from. Everyone has a creative side, let the Kia Forte boast your own capabilities when you roll up in the #1 compact sedan.

Included in every single Kia Forte there is Top Safety Pick technology that brought the Kia Forte to where it is today. This is the safest compact sedan, PERIOD. 


Should I buy a 2019 or 2020 Kia Forte?


The 2020 Forte almost spoils you with the vast amount of technology upgrades, amazing cost, and gas efficiency that it has. Not to mention the amazing style and design, the power that pushes you to your limits, and the reassurance that you made more than the right decision. You will make the ideal decision with your new 2020 Kia Forte.