2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Mazda3

Split screen images of the 2019 Kia Forte and 2019 Mazda3

In the past, the Kia brand has namely been known for their value with a fleet of models that offer shoppers low price tags and competitive warranties. While Kia has kept their promise and continues to deliver a lot of vehicle for your buck, new models like the 2019 Kia Forte are paving the way forward with exciting advances in safety, fuel economy, style, and handling.

The 2019 Kia Forte is so good, in fact, that it can stand toe-to-toe with other class-leaders in the segment like the 2019 Mazda3. Find pricing specs, fuel economy figures, and a comparison of the 2019 Kia Forte and 2019 Mazda3’s standard features and cabin space below.

2019 Kia Forte


2019 Mazda3

$17,790 Starting MSRP $21,000
27/37 Fuel Economy 26/35
15.3 cubic feet Cargo Space 13.2 cubic feet
FE, LXS, S, EX Trim Levels Base FWD, Select, Preferred, Premium

Pricing, Standard Features and Cabin Space

While there is a lot to love about both the 2019 Kia Forte and 2019 Mazda3 lineups, Kia, like usual, is delivering a little more bang for car shopper’s buck. The 2019 Kia Forte offers a lower starting price tag and higher fuel economy scores that will help drivers save money right off of the bat at the dealership and long after the sale when factoring in gas prices.

The 2019 Kia Forte lineup also delivers a few more standard features including an advanced infotainment system, standard dual-zone climate control, and standard active safety including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, and Driver Attention Warning.

Drivers and passengers will have plenty of space to enjoy their fully-loaded 2019 Kia Forte. Beyond the additional amenities, the 2019 Forte also has a larger cabin for passengers and a larger trunk space for cargo with over 2.0 cubic feet of extra space for additional luggage, groceries or small items.

Car shoppers can find the 2019 Kia Forte lineup available for test drive, lease, and purchase now at Moritz Kia in Fort Worth, TX. Connect with our team at the dealership or online via the pop-up form below to set up a test drive today.