Comparison - Kia Forte EX 2019 - vs - Mazda 3 Skyactiv 2019

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
21,990
Updated: 
28 Dec 2018
$
27,900
Updated: 
29 May 2019
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.00gals
12.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Gravity Grey
#666d79
Aurora Black Pearl
#191a1a
Snow White Pearl
#ffffff
Fire Orange
#fe6356
Currant Red
#b5484b
Color: 
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#242F4F
Jet Black Mica
#000000
Soul Red Crystal Metallic
#9E1A0D
Snowflake White Pearl Mica
#E4E9EE
Machine Gray Metallic
#70747D

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Kia Forte pairs stylish good looks with a lot of features, making it a compact sedan standout.

Pros
Long hood, short trunk shape
Lots of safety and tech for money
Good fuel economy
Spacious interior

Cons
Not particularly quick
Some rivals are cheaper to start
Base Forte FE hardly lavish
No hatchback—for now

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Kia Forte ranked #1 in Compact Cars. Currently the Kia Forte has a score of 8.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 16 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Cavernous trunk volume
User-friendly technology
Plenty of rear legroom
Good fuel economy

Cons
So-so engine power
Slightly stiff ride quality

By: 
usnews.com

The Kia Forte sedan has been fully redesigned for 2019.

Pros
Plenty of features for the money
Strong fuel economy estimates
Generous warranty coverage

Cons
Stiff ride quality
Back seat isn't quite as roomy as those of some rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Mazda 3 keeps the zoom, but all-wheel-drive practicality and a vastly upgraded interior make it much more than that.

Pros
Handsome sedan profile
Improved ride comfort
Quiet, well-trimmed cabin
Promising interface
All-wheel-drive option

Cons
Cabin’s space efficiency
Worrisome outward visibility (hatchback)
Manual transmission’s been sidelined

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Mazda Mazda3 ranked #1 in Compact Cars. Currently the Mazda Mazda3 has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 18 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Engaging handling and comfortable ride
Refined engine and transmission
Elegant interior quality
Intuitive infotainment system

Cons
Mediocre back-seat space

By: 
usnews.com

The Mazda 3 is fully redesigned for 2019.Part of the fourth Mazda 3 generation introduced for 2019.

Pros
Premium interior materials in the upper trim levels provide a classy vibe
The seats are supremely comfortable and supportive
Spirited handling
Excellent audio quality from both available sound systems

Cons
Not much legroom in the back seat
New Skyactiv-X engine won't be available at launch

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
30.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
40.00mpg
33.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
132ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
186ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
147hp
at 6 200rpm
186hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
34.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.70in
183.50in
Width: 
70.90in
70.70in
Height: 
56.50in
56.90in
Ground Clearance: 
5.30in
5.50in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in
107.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.80
37.60
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
36.70
Front Leg Room: 
42.20in
42.30in
Rear leg room: 
35.70in
35.10in
Front Hip Room: 
53.00in
54.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.10in
55.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.10in
50.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.30in
53.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.30cu.ft
13.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
14.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
19.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
2762.00lbs
3248.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
multi-level heating driver seat
leatherette
ventilated driver seat
ventilated passenger seat
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power driver seat
6 -way manual passenger seat adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
folding center armrest
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Front Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
6 total speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 x 7.0 in.
18 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
inside mounted spare tire
temporary spare tire
All season tires
alloy wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
pre-collision safety system
emergency braking preparation
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
EX Launch Edition
EX Gray Interior Color Package
EX Red Interior Color Package
Exterior Options: 
Rear Bumper Applique
Mud Guards
Trunk Cargo Hook
Wheel Locks
Paint Protection Package
Machine Gray Metallic
Snowflake White Pearl Mica
Soul Red Crystal Metallic
Rear Bumper Guard (Stainless)
Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass and Homelink
Interior Lighting Kit
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Cargo Mat
Frameless Auto-Dim Mirror W/Homelink
All-Weather Floor Mats (High Wall)
Wireless Charging Pad
Cargo Net
All-Weather Floor Mats (Low Wall)
Cargo Mat
Mazda Navigation (Fleet)
Frameless Auto-Dim Mirror
Illuminated (Front Only) Door Sill Trim Plates

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black SOFINO, leatherette
#242424
Gray SOFINO, leatherette
#848381
Red SOFINO, leatherette
#873934
Color: 
White Leather, leather
#D8D4CB
Black Leather, leather
#191919