2020 Kia Forte Performance and Fuel Economy

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Forte on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 at 8:05 pm
2020 Kia Forte red paint shot from above showing top, front, and driver side

Nobody gets a Kia Forte expecting a performance muscle car, but it’s worthwhile knowing what your car can do. The 2020 Kia Forte is the small sedan made for the new decade, but what’s under the hood, and how does it do at the pump? Today we will investigate what makes the new 2020 Kia Forte go and if it is as fuel-efficient as the Forte is known to be. 

The Engine of the 2020 Kia Forte 

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There are two engine options for the Kia Forte. The 2.0L inline 4 engine can be found on the FE, LXS, GT-Line, and EX trim levels. This engine produces a fair 147 horsepower at 6,200 RPM, and 132 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 RPM. The 2020 Kia Forte is rated for regular unleaded gasoline, there is no electric or hybrid variation on this engine. 

The second engine option for the Kia Forte is a lot more interesting. The GT trim level—which includes both manual and automatic transmission versions—uses a more powerful 1.6L inline 4 Turbo. This engine pushes the 2020 Kia Forte just a hair past the 200 horsepower mark. This engine makes it up to 195 lb-ft of Torque. 

2020 Kia Forte Fuel Economy 

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The Kia Forte has long been a champion of fuel efficiency, and the 2020 model year is no exception. Almost every trim level with the base engine option gets 29 mpg city/40 mpg highway, for a combined mpg of 33.  

With the Turbo under the hood, the 2020 Kia Forte GT manual manages 25 mpg city/32 mpg highway for a combined mpg of 28. The GT automatic fairs a little better with 27 mpg city/35 mpg highway, bringing its combined mpg to an even 30. 


2020 Kia Forte Color and Seat Trim Options


See the 2020 Kia Forte in Moosic, PA 

If the Kia Forte sounds like the right sedan for you, contact us online, over the phone, or in-person at the Performance Kia dealership in Moosic, PA. The representatives at the Performance Kia dealership are eager to help you find the right Kia for you. 

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