White 2020 Kia Forte

2020 Kia Forte

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2020 Kia Optima

2020 Kia Forte


2020 Kia Optima

$17,890 MSRP

Starting Price

$23,390 MSRP
185-hp 2.4L I-4

Standard Engine

147-hp 2.0L I-4
27 mpg

Fuel Economy (Combined)

31 mpg
15.9 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

15.3 cubic feet
39.8 inches

Front Headroom

38.8 inches
45.5 inches

Front Legroom

42.2 inches

2020 Kia Optima vs. 2020 Kia Forte

Boca Raton and Boynton Beach drivers can’t get enough of the Kia lineup, and if you’re in the market for a stellar sedan, we have some exceptional options in stock at Kia Delray! In this guide, we’ll be comparing the 2020 Kia Optima vs. Kia Forte and examining the key differences between the two models. While both offer incredible performance with a feature-packed cabin, each model offers its own unique personality on the road. Learn about their distinguishing qualities today!

2020 Kia Forte vs. Optima: Price & Configurations

Both the Kia Forte and Optima offer budget-friendly savings that your wallet will appreciate, but if you’re on a budget, the Forte is hard to beat. While the Kia Optima has a modest starting price of just $23,390 MSRP with six trims available, the Kia Forte starts at only $17,890 MSRP with six trim options — a difference of over $5,000 on the base configuration. And no matter which model and trim you choose, your Kia will be equipped with state-of-the-art safety features like Auto Emergency Braking Technology and Lane Departure Warning Technology.

2020 Kia Forte vs. Optima: Engine & MPG

What sort of driving experience do you want out of your new vehicle? One key difference between the Kia Optima and Forte is the engine. The Optima has a little extra horsepower, while the Forte has the edge on fuel economy:

  • Engine: The Optima has a larger  2.4L I-4 compared to the Forte’s 2.0L I-4.
  • Horsepower: The Optima generates 185 hp, while the Forte produces 147 hp.
  • Fuel Economy: The Optima achieves 25 city/35 highway mpg, and the Forte generates 27 city/37 highway mpg.

However, both models are incredibly versatile. If you want a Forte with extra power, consider the Forte GT-Line with a 201-hp 1.6L turbocharged engine. And if you want an Optima with outstanding efficiency, look to the Optima Hybrid or Plug-In options.

2020 Kia Forte vs. Optima: Dimensions

Finally, what about interior space? The Kia Forte is a compact sedan, while the Kia Optima is a midsize sedan, so the Optima is the more spacious of the two. Still, you may be surprised how roomy the Forte’s interior is:

  • Seating Capacity: 5 passengers (both models)
  • Cargo Capacity: The Optima has 15.9 cubic feet, and the Forte has 15.3 cubic feet.
  • Front Headroom: The Optima offers an extra inch of headroom at 39.8 inches.
  • Front Legroom: The Optima has over three extra inches of legroom at 45.5 inches.

Find Your Kia at Kia Delray

You’ve learned all about the 2020 Kia Optima vs. Kia Forte, so which one will you choose? Find your perfect sedan at Kia Delray with the help of our experts. Once you decide, we can even help you choose between trim levels and compare the Kia Optima LX vs. EX, for example. Contact us with your questions, or else browse our new Forte and Optima inventory online, and start your online shopping experience right now!

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