Navy blue 2020 Kia Forte

2020 Kia Forte

Dark gray 2020 Kia Optima

2020 Kia Optima

2020 Kia Forte


2020 Kia Optima

Starting MSRP

147-hp 2.0L I4

Base Engine

185-hp 2.4L I4
27 mpg city / 37 mpg highway


25 mpg city / 35 mpg highway
96 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

121 cubic feet
4 speakers

Audio System

6 speakers

2020 Kia Forte vs. 2020 Kia Optima

If you’re struggling to choose between the new Kia Optima or Forte, then you’re in luck. Kia of Muncie has all the latest details on both models to help you decide which one is best for your Marion commute. You can find both of these stylish vehicles in our Kia inventory at Kia of Muncie. Get an extensive look at the differences between the new Kia Forte and Optima with the team at Kia of Muncie.

2020 Kia Forte vs. Optima: Price

You know the value of getting a great deal. At Kia of Muncie, we feel the same! While both vehicles are incredibly affordable, here’s how the Kia Forte and Optima stack up in terms of price:

  • 2020 Kia Forte Price: Starting at $17,790 MSRP
  • 2020 Kia Optima Price: Starting at $23,190 MSRP

If you want to save a little more, then the Kia Forte will be the more affordable option. Whether you choose the Kia Optima or Forte, you can be sure that you’re getting the most out of every dollar. For more buying confidence, our finance department can walk you through all of your financing options.

2020 Kia Forte vs. Optima: Interior Dimensions

To make sure that you can comfortably accommodate all of your passengers for those road trips outside of Fishers, here’s what you can expect from the Kia Forte and Optima:

2020 Kia Forte Dimensions:

  • Front/Rear Head Room: 38.8 inches / 37.5 inches
  • Front/Rear Hip Room: 53 inches / 51.1 inches
  • Front/Rear Leg Room: 42.2 inches / 35.7 inches
  • Front/Rear Shoulder Room: 56.1 inches / 55.3 inches
  • Total Passenger Volume: 96 cubic feet

2020 Kia Optima Dimensions:

  • Front/Rear Head Room: 39.8 inches / 37.8 inches
  • Front/Rear Hip Room: 56 inches / 56 inches
  • Front/Rear Leg Room: 45.5 inches / 35.6 inches
  • Front/Rear Shoulder Room: 58.1 inches / 56.4 inches
  • Total Passenger Volume: 121 cubic feet

2020 Kia Forte vs. Optima: Engine Performance

There’s not much discernable difference between the Kia Forte and Optima when it comes to space, but you may notice a difference in under-the-hood power. Here are some of the engine specs for the 2020 Forte and Optima:

2020 Kia Forte Engine Specs:

  • 2.0L I4 engine
  • 147 horsepower
  • 132 lb-ft of torque
  • 6-speed manual transmission

2020 Kia Optima Engine Specs:

  • 2.4L I4 engine
  • 185 horsepower
  • 178 lb-ft of torque
  • 6-speed automatic transmission

Whether you choose the Kia Forte or Optima, though, you’re sure to enjoy a smooth and capable ride on Muncie roads.

Test Drive the Kia Forte or Optima at Kia of Muncie

The differences between the Kia Forte and Optima are only slight, but your unique lifestyle will have the biggest impact on which you choose. Contact us to help you determine which of these new Kia models is best for your active lifestyle!


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