Which Kia Sedan Is Right For You?

How to Find the Right Sedan in Newton, NJ

Whether it is for business or pleasure, a Kia sedan is a strong choice when you are selecting your new car.  With two great models, the midsize 2020 Kia Optima and the compact 2020 Kia Forte, you can't lose when you need a quality driving experience and spectacular features from your sedan.

Kia of Sussex, in Newton, understands how important it is to find the right car for you and your family for your travels around Hackettstown and Sussex.  We are proud of both the Kia Forte and Kia Optima.  Ultimately, the choice is up to you.  Let Kia of Sussex compare these two outstanding models, and we'll let you decide for yourself.

Kia Forte by the ocean 

Kia Forte Features

  • Available in four trim levels
  • Seats up to five passengers
  • All models are powered by 147-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • New for 2020: A turbocharged 201-horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine
  • EPA-estimated 33 mpg in the city, 40 mpg on the highway
Kia Optima driving on road 

Kia Optima Features

  • Available in four trim levels
  • Hybrid EX and Plug-in Hybrid options available
  • Seating for five passengers
  • New for 2020: Mid-level S trim
  • Runs on a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower
  • Available 178-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine
  • SX trim is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter 245-horsepower four-cylinder engine
  • EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway for 1.6-liter four-cylinder
  • 2.0-liter engine earns the EPA-estimated 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway

Kia Forte Front dash and technology 


It should come as no surprise to drivers, the 2020 Kia Forte and 2020 Kia Optima share similar standard technology features; An eight-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto integration and Bluetooth, as well as available navigation.  The Kia Optima supplies as many as three USB ports and standard Siri Eyes Free system.  A 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, HD and satellite radio is available in the Kia Optima.

Kia's UVO eServices technology gives you pertinent information about your Kia Forte or Optima right to your smartphone.  It provides you points of interest in your drive from Hopatcong and Dover, as well as allowing you to lock, unlock, and start your car remotely.  Never lose your car in a Newton parking lot again or let your meter run out, with the Parking Minder function of the app.


As with technology, there are similarities in the standard and available safety features of the Kia Forte and Kia Optima.  Similarities include a rearview camera, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, driver attention and drowsiness monitor and automatic emergency braking.

Available driver-assist features:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic high beams
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • Pedestrian detection

The Kia Forte gives drivers a comprehensive 360-degree parking camera, while the Optima ups the available features with blind-spot monitoring, reverse parking sensors, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Both the Kia Forte and Kia Optima provide the ultimate in safety when you are on the road.  The Kia optima was awarded a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and earned excellent ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  The 2019 Kia Forte was named a Top Safety Pick+.  Additional driver-assist features ensure the Forte is still a solid decision when considering the safety of your family.

Find Your Favorite Kia Sedan at Kia of Sussex in Newton, NJ

You can't go wrong with your selection of either the 2020 Kia Forte or 2020 Kia Optima.  Tremendous infotainment technology backed by the protection of Kia's safety features, you will enjoy the drive from both.  Kia of Sussex stands behind both models as spectacular choices when you are shopping for your next sedan.  Find out what needs; does a compact sedan fit your needs? Or do you need a larger sedan for the commute?  Take your pick and start enjoying your drive today.