2019 Mazda3 vs 2019 Kia Forte

2019 Mazda3 vs 2019 Kia Forte

If you are looking for a compact sedan, then you need to check out our 2019 Mazda3 vs 2019 Kia Forte comparison at Holiday Mazda. Of course, if you really want a hatchback, then of these two, you will have to turn to the 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback as the Forte doesn’t have a hatchback option. Learn more about how these two compare or come to Holiday Mazda in Fond du Lac near Beaver Dam, Slinger, and Oshkosh, WI to see a 2019 Mazda3 for yourself.

2019 Mazda3


2019 Kia Forte

Sedan and Hatchback Available Body Styles Sedan Only
186 Horsepower 147
Available All-Wheel Drive Not Available
Available Heads-Up Display Not Available
2019 Mazda3 under the hood engine


The 2019 Mazda3 gives you a powerful 2.5-liter engine as standard equipment with all trim levels and body styles. Not only does this engine pump out 186 horsepower, but it also produces 186 pound-feet of torque.

Not only is the engine powerful, but it’s also efficient giving you up to 27-city mpg and 36-highway mpg making it just as economical as it is powerful. This is made possible through a lot of smart technology including cylinder deactivation. Learn more about the efficiency and range of the 2019 Mazda3 below.

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2019 Mazda3 Hatchback gray back view

All-Wheel Drive

Compact cars often ignore all-wheel drive which may make some Wisconsin drivers wary especially when winter rolls around. With the 2019 Mazda3, you don’t have to have that fear. All-wheel drive is an available option on all hatchback trims equipped with an automatic transmission and all sedan trims except the base trim level.

With torque vectoring, all-wheel drive will also help maintain traction in the corners. Learn more about all-wheel drive availability with the link below.

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2019 Mazda3 tan leather interior front seat and dash

Safety Tech

Not only is the 2019 Mazda3 available with a heads up display that Mazda calls the active driving display, but it is also available with a ton of safety technology.

Some of the available safety technology on the all-new Mazda3 includes blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, radar cruise control with stop & go, high beam control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, driver attention alert, and smart brake support. These features are not a substitute for attentive driving, but it all helps.

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