2018 Mazda Mazda3 vs 2018 Kia Forte

Perhaps no vehicle segment in the automotive industry has grown more over the past decade or so than the compact car market. More and more drivers are looking for smaller, more efficient and affordable cars and car manufacturers are racing to meet their demands. Now, there are so many options available, that trying to choose one can seem overwhelming! That's why we create these model comparison pages so that drivers can see how some of the most popular vehicles in the most crowded segments stack up directly with one another. We find that comparing models side-by-side helps cut down on confusion and make the decision for drivers just a little easier. For this comparison, we're going to be looking at the 2018 Mazda Mazda3 and 2018 Kia Forte, two of the most popular compact cars available today. To properly value each model, we'll compare their fuel economies, power capabilities and space. Let's begin!
2018 Mazda Mazda3 2018 Kia Forte
31 MPG Fuel Economy (Combined) 28 MPG
155 HP Horsepower 147 HP
150 lbs.-ft. Torque 132 lbs.-ft.
96 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 96 Cubic Feet

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When you look at the key measurements and capabilities of both models, it's easy to see why both are so popular among drivers! Both offer solid fuel-efficiency to go along with ample space and power. However, when you compare the two directly with one another, it's clear that the 2018 Mazda3 holds the edge over its Kia competitor. Not only is the 2018 Mazda3 more efficient than the 2018 Kia Forte, maybe the most important factor in a compact car, but it does so while also being more powerful in the way of horsepower and torque and matching the Forte in terms of interior space. With the 2018 Mazda3, you don't have to sacrifice power or space for fuel-efficiency, unlike with the 2018 Forte. But the 2018 Mazda3 is more than just an efficient and powerful compact car, it's also one of the safest vehicles on the road. Thanks to its advanced safety and driver-assist features, the 2018 Mazda3 makes drivers more aware of their surroundings and makes the drive less fatiguing, leading to a safer driving experience. Available features include:
  • High Beam Control 
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert 
  • Lane Departure Warning System 
  • Lane-Keep Assist 
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring 
  • Smart Brake Support 
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control 
Want to learn more about the 2018 Mazda Mazda3? Ready to get behind the wheel of one? Contact our staff at Fairway Mazda for more information or to schedule a test drive today! 
red 2018 mazda mazda3 parked on city curb
front headlight of 2018 mazda mazda3
front interior of 2018 mazda mazda3 including steering wheel and infotainment system
mazda infotainment system screen on 2018 mazda mazda3