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How Fuel Efficient is the 2020 Kia Forte?

If you want to save money at the pump with your next purchase of a vehicle, but don’t think a hybrid or electric vehicle is the right fit for you, consider the 2020 Kia Forte. This compact sedan has a lot going for it in terms of fuel economy. Its fuel economy does change depending on which trim level you purchase, but all of them keep a good average MPG compared to larger sedans and entire lineups of SUVs. Read on to learn how efficient the 2020 Kia Forte is with its fuel. 

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What is the Combined MPG for the 2020 Kia Forte? 

Let’s use some examples to illustrate this. The FE is the lowest trim level, the GT-Line sits at about the middle in terms of price, and the GT is the cream of the crop and most expensive. The combined MPG for each of these three trims is below: 

  • FE: 35 Combined MPG 
  • GT-Line: 33 Combined MPG 
  • GT: 30 Combined MPG 

Both the FE and GT-Line have the same 2.0L engine with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The difference in MPG is likely caused by the added cosmetic and interior features on the GT-Line weighing the vehicle down more. The GT in this example has a 1.6L turbocharged engine and a 7-speed automated manual transmission. This engine and transmission combine fantastic speed and acceleration but do cut back on fuel efficiency.  

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What is the City and Highway MPG for the 2020 Kia Forte? 

To use the same engine and transmission combinations as above, the city and highway MPG measurements tell the same story that the combined MPG tells. Still, you can view the EPA estimated numbers below: 

  • FE: 31 City/41 Highway MPG 
  • GT-Line: 29 City/40 Highway MPG 
  • GT: 27 City/35 Highway MPG 

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The FE is going to win in terms of fuel economy every time. Seeing the MPG estimate on the car when you turn off the engine will remind you how much money you are saving over buying a larger SUV, minivan, or sports car.