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New Kia Sedan Comparison: The 2020 Kia Optima vs. the 2020 Kia Forte

New Kia Sedan Comparison: The 2020 Kia Optima vs. the 2020 Kia Forte

If you know you want a sporty new Kia sedan, but aren't sure which one you should choose, let the team here at Premier Kia of Kenner help you find the best new car for your needs and budget. Our full-service car dealership near Metairie, Louisiana, is proud to offer every new Kia model in a variety of trim models and color variations. Our friendly sales associates are experts when it comes to knowing how the new Kia sedans like the 2020 Optima and 2020 Forte compare.

Whether you're comparing cabin space, interior amenities, price, or a combination of all of the above, let our friendly auto sales staff help you secure your ideal next car with an affordable auto loan.

Let's take a look at how the 2020 Kia Optima compares to the 2020 Kia Forte on paper, as well as intangibles like driving feel.

Both the new Forte and Optima sedans offer many desirable amenities. We encourage our New Orleans area customers to take a moment to read our reviews of the new Kia models so you can make an informed decision.

Differences Between the Optima & Forte

As Kia's mid-size sedan, the 2020 Optima boasts an impressive mix of features, value, and a substantial interior space for up to five occupants. The Forte received a recent redesign, making it the fresher of the two models, even though the Optima has been upgraded and enhanced over the years.

Comparing the cabin volume of the 2020 Forte compact sedan and mid-size Optima finds that the Optima boasts substantially more total passenger volume even though the cargo capacity in the trunks are nearly identical.

The 2020 Optima is an ideal sedan for inspiring your daily commute and enjoying the occasional weekend getaway, while the smaller 2020 Forte is more agile and nimble in traffic, and perfect for drivers with city commutes and tighter parking spaces. With ample power, stellar city and highway MPG, and sharp driving dynamics, both Kia sedans are sure to impress.

Another significant difference between the new Forte and Optima cars for sale are the available powertrains. The Optima boasts an array of available engines, including a 2.4-liter inline-four that produces 185-horsepower, a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, and a 2.0-liter turbo that delivers 245-horsepower. Plus, there's the available Optima Hybrid, which mates a gasoline engine to an electric motor for increased fuel efficiency.

Compared to the different powertrain choices in the 2020 Optima, the new Forte sets itself apart with its fuel economy. To deliver its impressive numbers, it is offered with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates an ample 147-horsepower.

If you need a car that won't let you down, visit our dealership near Metairie, Louisiana, and discover the benefits that come with the 2020 Kia Optima or Forte sedans.

2020 Kia Optima
2020 Kia Forte
Kia Optima EX Standard Vehicle Comparison Kia Forte EX
$26,890 Base Price MSRP* $21,990
31 Standard Combined Fuel Economy (mpg) 34
18.5 Fuel Capacity (gallons) 14.0
1.6L Turbo I4 Engine 2.0L I4
195 @ 1500 Torque @ RPM 132 @ 4500
120.7 Passenger Volume (cu.ft.) 96.0
Available Features On The Optima
Optional Features
Features On The Kia Forte
  • 18" Alloy Wheels, Dark Satin Finish
  • Chrome Exterior Accents
  • Quilted Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Heated Rear Outboard Seat Cushions
  • Leatherette Instrument Panel And Door Trim
  • Rear Side-Window Sunshades
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Power-Folding Outside Mirrors
  • Premium Black Tricot Headliner And Pillar Trim
  • Rear Camera Display
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • SOFINO Seat Trim
  • LED Headlights with Auto-Leveling
  • Machine Finish Alloy Wheels
  • Smart Trunk™
  • Drive Mode Select

Kia Financing Available Through Our Kenner, LA, Dealership

When it comes to features, factory warranty, and value, it's tough to top one of our new Kia sedans for sale. So whether you're thinking about the 2020 Forte compact car or the 2020 Optima mid-size sedan, you'll enjoy a fun car to drive that comes in at a highly affordable price.

If you'd like more details about the competitive lease deals and car loan rates we offer, our finance department staff car answer all of your questions about how leasing compares to buying. You can also fill out our online credit application now and see if you are pre-approved for a new car loan before arriving for a test drive.

If you're eager to see what the 2020 Kia Optima and Forte sedans have to offer, visit our dealership in Kenner, Louisiana, today.

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*Starting MSRP is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for base model trim. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.