How Fuel Efficient are the 2020 Kia Forte Engine Options?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Forte on Thursday, August 29th, 2019 at 1:38 pm
Exterior view of a blue 2020 Kia Forte

2020 Kia Forte Fuel Economy Ratings

The 2020 Kia Forte has finally arrived here at Concord Kia! The latest model year of this excellent compact sedan offers the terrific fuel economy that customers have grown the love! The 2020 Kia Forte also offers terrific engine performance specifications as well! Let’s take a closer look at just how fuel-efficient the 2020 Kia Forte is together!

2020 Kia Forte Engine Specifications

The 2020 Kia Forte features two engine options—a 2.0L I-4 engine and a 1.6L turbo I-4 engine. Both of these engines offer excellent fuel economy. However, they both do still offer very reliable engine performance as well! The 2.0L engine is able to generate 147 horsepower and up to 132 pound-feet of torque, while the 1.6L turbo engine can generate 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. Both engine options offer two transmission options as well. They can both be equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, while the 2.0L engine offers an Intelligent Continuously Variable Transmission (IVT) and the 1.6L turbo engine offers a 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission. The 2.0L engine is standard on the FE, LXS, GT-Line, and EX trim levels of the 2020 Forte, while the 1.6L engine is standard on the GT and GT M/T trim levels.

Exterior view of a red 2020 Kia Forte

Exterior view of the rear of a red 2020 Kia Forte

2020 Kia Forte Engine Fuel Efficiency

As mentioned above, the 2020 Kia Forte engine options are very fuel-efficient. With their manual transmissions equipped, the 2.0L engine can achieve fuel economy ratings of 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway and the 1.6L turbo engine can offer fuel economy ratings of 25 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. With the 2.0L engine and IVT equipped, the 2020 Forte can achieve EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 31 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. With the 1.6L turbo engine and automatic transmission, the 2020 Forte is able to offer EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.

Visit us here at Concord Kia in Concord, CA today to explore the fuel-efficient engine options of the 2020 Kia Forte for yourself!


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