2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Kia Optima

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparisons, Kia Forte, Kia Models, Kia Optima on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 at 6:47 pm
2020 Kia Forte blue exterior shot showing driver side and front parked on dirt in field

The 2020 Kia Forte is one of the best values in small sedans. Whether you need all five seats to carry a small family back and forth regularly, or just a convenient way to get to and from work every day, the Kia Forte is ready to get you from “A” to “B.” There isn’t much to complain about with the small sedan, but if you’re worried it might be too small, you may want to look at the midsized Kia Optima.  


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Vehicle Size Comparison 

2020 Kia Forte driving downhill grey paint showing front and some of passenger doors

The 2020 Kia Optima is currently in its fourth generation and gives drivers a generous number of features, even at lower trim levels. However, the main difference between the two vehicles is their size. If you’re thinking of purchasing a new sedan, read on to learn more about the differences between the two Kia vehicles. 

2020 Kia Forte Versus 2020 Kia Optima 
15.3 Cargo Capacity (cu.ft.) 15.9 
38.8 Front Head Room (in.) 39.8 
182.7 x 70.9 x 56.5 Vehicle Dimensions
(length x width x height) 
191.1 x 73.2 x 57.7 
106.3 Wheelbase (in.) 110.4 

Safety feature Comparison 

2020 Kia Forte Cargo Space demonstration with seat folded down and snowboards showed

As automakers release their new model years for the beginning of a new decade, most work to improve safety technology. The new Forte and Optima, although both made by Kia, don’t necessarily have the same safety features. The following table shows the differences between the safety technology available on each of the sedans. As a reminder, no amount of safety equipment can replace a focused, attentive driver. Regardless of how smart a car is, drivers should always remain alert and drive with common sense. 

2020 Kia Forte  Versus 2020 Kia Optima 
Not Available Adaptive Headlights Available 
Not Available Self-Leveling Headlights Available 
Available Lane Departure Warning System Standard 
Standard Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation Standard 

2020 Kia Forte Safety and Comfort Features


How to Test Drive a 2020 Kia Forte in Moosic, PA 

If you simply need to sit behind the wheel to feel the real difference between the two Kia sedans, come down to Performance Kia in Moosic, Pennsylvania. The sales staff at the Performance Kia dealership are ready to schedule a test drive for you. Contact us with a phone call, a visit to our website, or a trip down to our dealership today! 

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