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2019 Mazda3 vs 2019 Kia Forte

2019 Mazda3 vs 2019 Kia Forte

The sedan segment is filled with highly-praised models like the 2019 Mazda3 and the 2019 Kia Forte. To educate sedan shoppers who are unsure of which vehicle to choose, we’ve compared the 2019 Mazda3 vs the 2019 Kia Forte. We found that the 2019 Mazda3 outclasses its competitor in several areas, including engine performance, available technology features and entertainment.

Both the 2019 Mazda3 and the 2019 Kia Forte are available in four trim levels each: Base, Select, Preferred and Premium for the 2019 Mazda3 and FE, LX, S and EX for the 2019 Kia Forte. When it comes to performance, driving enthusiasts will find the 186-horsepower 2019 Mazda3 more satisfying to drive than the 147-horsepower 2019 Kia Forte.

2019 Mazda3


2019 Kia Forte

4 Trims Trim Level Availability 4 Trims
186 hp Maximum Horsepower 147 hp
8.8 in. Display Infotainment System Screen 8.0 in. Display
8 Speakers Standard Audio System 4 Speakers

2019 Mazda3 Technology & Multimedia Features

The 2019 Mazda3’s available technology features outshine those found inside the 2019 Kia Forte. While both sedans come standard with an infotainment system, the 2019 Mazda3 comes with a larger center display than the 2019 Kia Forte. The 2019 Mazda3 also features double the amount of standard speakers than the 2019 Kia Forte.

Several other technology features can be found inside the 2019 Mazda3 in addition to the infotainment and audio systems. This sedan comes standard with a driver information screen, Bluetooth support with compatible devices and a voice recognition and command system.

Available 2019 Mazda3 comfort & convenience features include: A 12-volt power outlet, a rear center armrest with cupholders, dual-zone automatic climate control, An overhead console with a sunglasses holder, heated front seats, an electronic parking brake and a Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry & Start System.