2020 Kia Forte MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 2020 Kia Forte.

The 2020 Kia Forte has 4 model options: Automatic (AM7) 4-cyl, 1.6 L, Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.6 L, Automatic (variable gear ratios) 4-cyl, 2.0 L and Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L.

The 2020 Kia Forte Automatic (AM7) 4-cyl, 1.6 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Midsize Cars car class.

The 2020 Kia Forte Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.6 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Midsize Cars car class.

The 2020 Kia Forte Automatic (variable gear ratios) 4-cyl, 2.0 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Midsize Cars car class.

The 2020 Kia Forte Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Midsize Cars car class.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 2020 Kia Forte Get?

Across all models, the combined average MPG for the 2020 Kia Forte is 31 miles per gallon.

The table below breaks down the MPG for each model option:

Model Option Combined MPG City MPG Highway MPG
Automatic (AM7) 4-cyl, 1.6 L 30 27 35
Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.6 L 28 25 32
Automatic (variable gear ratios) 4-cyl, 2.0 L 33 29 40
Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L 31 27 37

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 2020 Kia Forte?

The average fuel costs for all models of the 2020 Kia Forte is $2,063.

The average fuel costs have been estimated by government regulators based on 15,000 miles driven per year, using regular gasoline, and a split of 55% city driving and 45% highway driving.

Comparing a 2020 Kia Forte to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will save $1,188 on fuel.

The table below shows the fuel costs and 5-year save/spend for each model option:

Model Option Fuel Cost 5-Year Save/Spend
Automatic (AM7) 4-cyl, 1.6 L $2,100 save $1,000
Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.6 L $2,250 save $250
Automatic (variable gear ratios) 4-cyl, 2.0 L $1,900 save $2,000
Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L $2,000 save $1,500

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 2020 Kia Forte Consume?

Across all models, the average number barrels of petroleum that the 2020 Kia Forte will consume in one year is 10 barrels.

The majority of the world's petroleum is sourced from countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, and the United States.

Model Option Barrels
Automatic (AM7) 4-cyl, 1.6 L 10
Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.6 L 11
Automatic (variable gear ratios) 4-cyl, 2.0 L 9
Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L 10

💨 How Many Grams of CO2 Does a 2020 Kia Forte Emit?

The 2020 Kia Forte will emit an average of about 4,428,750 grams of CO2 per year.

🌳 To help you understand the impact of this, a normal tree will absorb around 21,000 grams of CO2 per year. This means that roughly 151 trees would be needed to offset emissions from the 2020 Kia Forte.

Overview

The tables below cover all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 4 2020 Kia Forte model options.

Automatic (AM7) 4-cyl, 1.6 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2020 Kia Forte Automatic (AM7) 4-cyl, 1.6 L:

City MPG 27
Highway MPG 35
Combined MPG 30
Save/Spend vs Average Car Save 1,000
Fuel Cost $2,100
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 10
Grams of CO2 4,440,000
Trees Needed to Offset 211
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Automatic (AM7)
Vehicle Class Midsize Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? Yes

Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.6 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2020 Kia Forte Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.6 L:

City MPG 25
Highway MPG 32
Combined MPG 28
Save/Spend vs Average Car Save 250
Fuel Cost $2,250
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 11
Grams of CO2 4,890,000
Trees Needed to Offset 233
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Manual 6-spd
Vehicle Class Midsize Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? Yes

Automatic (variable gear ratios) 4-cyl, 2.0 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2020 Kia Forte Automatic (variable gear ratios) 4-cyl, 2.0 L:

City MPG 29
Highway MPG 40
Combined MPG 33
Save/Spend vs Average Car Save 2,000
Fuel Cost $1,900
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 9
Grams of CO2 4,035,000
Trees Needed to Offset 192
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Automatic (variable gear ratios)
Vehicle Class Midsize Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2020 Kia Forte Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L:

City MPG 27
Highway MPG 37
Combined MPG 31
Save/Spend vs Average Car Save 1,500
Fuel Cost $2,000
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 10
Grams of CO2 4,350,000
Trees Needed to Offset 207
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Manual 6-spd
Vehicle Class Midsize Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Disclaimer

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