How the 2022 Kia Forte Compares to the 2022 Mazda3


Kia is on top of its game in terms of design, performance and efficiency. For 2022, the Forte compact sedan has been redesigned from the ground up with a more modern and aggressive look. Its interior got smarter and more comfortable with the best in terms of amenities. However, even with all these enhancements, the Forte remains efficient, unique and affordable. Plus, it is backed by an industry-leading warranty.

Here, we see how the 2022 Kia Forte compares to the 2022 Mazda3.

The 2022 Kia Forte offers more choices and better prices

The Kia Forte is offered in seven, well-equipped trims. And because everyone likes affordable compact sedans, the Kia Forte makes a better offer with an entry MSRP of $18,295 below the Mazda3's introductory price of $22,200.

The Forte also includes a fantastic warranty that goes beyond what the Mazda3 offers, further adding to the global value of the vehicle. This starts with a 5-year/100,000 km worry-free comprehensive warranty covering virtually the entire vehicle. Mazda's Basic Warranty reduces coverage to 3 years.

The 2022 Kia Forte provides better efficiency

Efficiency is key in a compact sedan. And the 2022 Forte is easy on everyone’s budget. Most Forte trims have an efficient 2.0L four-cylinder that outputs 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain delivers outstanding consumption ratings of 7.9 L/100 km in the city and 5.9 L/100km on the highway.

On the other hand, the Mazda3's best ratings are 8.4 L/100 km in the city and 6.6 L/100 km on the highway, and that’s only the case its two base models. The Mazda3 can consume up to 10.1 L/100 km in the city and 7.5 L/100 km on the highway.

Both lineups offer turbocharged engines. The Forte GT Limited includes a 1.6 L turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with an advanced DCT 7-speed automatic transmission. Although the Mazda3's turbocharge option has more output, it is much more expensive than the Forte’s, and it is mated to a less advanced 6-speed auto.

The 2022 Kia Forte is more efficient, more affordable and more reliable than the Mazda3. Come see it today! You can shop for your car online with us. Our representatives are waiting for your call and can answer all your questions.