2020 Kia Forte vs 2019 Kia Forte

Currently, the Kia Forte is one of the most well-designed sedans available in the market. Not only this, but the vehicle also boasts a strong fuel economy and a wide range of extremely user-friendly innovations.


For 2020, Kia has introduced some significant changes to the Forte, especially to the lineup. Below, we take a look at what these changes are and discuss the differences between the 2020 Kia Forte and 2019 Kia Forte in Neptune, NJ.


Trim Levels

For 2020, Kia has introduced two new trim levels, which are the new GT and GT Line, and has also removed the S trim level. So for 2020, the lineup for Kia Forte includes five trim levels, which are FE, LXS, GT-Line, EX, and GT, compared to the 2019 Kia Forte lineup which comprises four trim levels – FE, LXS, S, and EX.


All models of the 2020 Kia Forte, with the exception of the GT, are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that can deliver 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque.


All models with this engine are paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), except for the FE, which comes with a standard six-speed manual transmission. You can opt for the CVT for the FE if you wish.


The GT comes equipped with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. You can then choose between a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.


New Features

Apart from the ones already mentioned above, the 2020 Kia Forte has plenty of other features that we can expect. These include:

  •  Unique exterior accents on the GT Line trim level, which is glossy black exterior mirrors, front grille with red accents, sport side sills, and others.
  • The GT trim also comes with new 18-inch wheels.
  • While the 2019 Kia Forte’s higher horsepower stood at 147 hp, for 2020, this has increased to 201 hp with the GT trim level.


It is worth mentioning that the Kia Forte boasts one of the most extended limited warranty coverages in the auto industry, with ten years and 100,000 miles. 

Stop by Sansone Jr’s 66 today to choose your New Kia Forte!