Vehicle Overview

The 2020 Kia Forte now available at 401 Dixie Kia is a stylish compact sedan that packs a lot of features in at the price point and will save you money at the pump. Notable changes for this model include a reshuffled trim lineup that sees the mid-tier S replaced by the GT-Line and the range topped by a GT model that boasts a more powerful engine and sophisticated transmission. Another new compact sedan arriving at dealerships serving Mississauga Etobicoke Brampton Toronto is the 2020 Nissan Sentra. Join us as we explore a category-based 2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Nissan Sentra in Mississauga comparison.

Mississauga ON - 2020 Kia Forte's Overview

Exterior – 2020 Kia Forte

The Forte features a Stinger-inspired design that made in impact in the segment when it was introduced in 2016. You can notice that impact with the Sentra, which features a reimagined and more modern exterior. Fundamentally, these sedans share a lot in common, such as wheelbase that measures just a tick over 106 inches and an identical 183-inch overall length. A notable difference between the models is trunk space. The Forte provides you 15.3 cubic feet whereas the Sentra has a full cubic foot less.

Mississauga ON - 2020 Kia Forte's Exterior

Interior – 2020 Kia Forte in Mississauga ON

Both sedans provide seating for five and similar overall passenger volume. You will not find any substantial differences when it comes to headroom, legroom and similar metrics. The base Forte available at 401 Dixie Kia includes more technologies with its base interior, but the Sentra interior is not sparse by any means. You will also find similar creature comforts in both models as you move up trims, including multi-zone climate control, seat heating and ventilation and leather upholstery.

Mississauga ON - 2020 Kia Forte's Interior

Mechanical – Forte specs in Mississauga

While the 2020 Kia Forte and 2020 Nissan Sentra are sedans where engine power is distributed to the front wheels, there are some key differences, including the multiple engine options Kia offers. The base engine in the Forte is a 2.0L i4 that makes 147 horsepower and which Kia pairs to either a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission. On the base trim, the manual is standard and the CVT is optional, and the CVT is standard on upper trims. The Sentra also comes standard with a 2.0L i4 and a CVT, and the engine is similarly rated at 149 hp. If you want more power, then you have the option of the Kia Forte GT, which features 1.6L turbocharged i4 that makes 201 hp, and this trim gives you the option of a six-speed manual or dual-clutch seven-speed automatic.

Mississauga ON - 2020 Kia Forte's Mechanical

Technology – Forte in Mississauga ON

Both Kia and Sentra include a robust package of technologies that are designed to keep you safe and make your driving experience more comfortable and enjoyable. But the Forte is notable in that the IIHS has selected it as a Top Safety Pick. Kia also has the advantage in the infotainment department. It features the Uvo software, an 8-inch touchscreen and Android and Apple support. The Sentra boasts the older NissanConnect software, features a 7-inch screen and lacks the bells and whistles many drivers expect, such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, without opting for a higher trim level.

Trim Levels – 2020 Kia Forte

As mentioned in the opener, Kia has overhauled the Forte lineup. The FE and LXS are among the most well-equipped base and up-level trims in the class, respectively. The S has been dropped in favor of a GT trim that adds interior amenities and a spoiler and other sporty visual cues. The EX is more reserved style-wise but is loaded with creature comforts including zoned automatic climate control and heated seats, and the GT is loaded inside and out. The Sentra trim lineup is narrower in scope: S, SV and SR. The base model would be nicely equipped if were not for some notable omissions, such as Apple and Android integration. For many of the amenities modern drivers have come to expect, you will need to step up to the SV, and the sporty SR is well-equipped and offers a Premium package that covers it all.

Test Drive Today – 2020 Kia Forte dealer

The 2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Nissan Sentra in Mississauga is an exciting comparison that really shows off what this auto segment has to offer. If you are ready to experience the Forte firsthand, we invite you to test-drive it by visiting our location serving Mississauga Etobicoke Brampton Toronto a. Just have some questions you want answered? Give us a call! Want to shop online? Visit our website! You can peruse our entire collection of Forte models, and we have people standing by via email and live chat to provide your personalized quotes, auto loan and lease assistance and whatever other help you may need.

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