2019 Kia Forte vs 2018 Kia Forte

2019 Kia Forte exterior front fascia and drivers side vs 2018 Kia Forte exterior front fascia and passenger side

If you are looking for a sedan, the Kia Forte is a solid choice, though deciding between the 2019 and 2018 models can be a bit more difficult. The 2019 Kia Forte has had some pretty interesting changes from its 2018 version. That’s why we’ve researched both vehicles for you. We have taken some similarities and differences and set them in a side-by-side comparison. This way, you’ll have a clear view of what is different between the 2018 and 2019 Forte.

For this comparison, we’ll be looking at the LX trims of both vehicles. This way, we can keep things fair by including specs and features that are from the same trim level for both of the Forte vehicles. Now that we know a bit more about this comparison, let’s get started!



Standard Engine Specs

2019 Kia Forte

Versus

2018 Kia Forte

4 Trim options 3
Automatic Standard Transmission Manual
173 hp Horsepower 147 hp
154 lb.-ft. Torque 132 lb.-ft.

There is one more trim option for the most recent Forte. It also has been upgraded from a standard manual transmission to a standard automatic. For those who like their vehicle to have a bit of kick to it, you’ll probably want to go with the 2019 Forte. It has 173 horsepower and 154 lb.-ft. of torque, which a fair bit more than the 2018 Forte.


Technology Features & Cargo Space

2019 Kia Forte

Versus

2018 Kia Forte

Standard Cruise Control Optional
Standard Rear Camera Display Optional
Standard Brake Assist System Standard
15.3 cu. ft. Cargo Space 14.9 cu.ft.

You’ll see more standard features in the 2019 Kia Forte. This includes things like cruise control and a rear camera display, which is optional in the 2018 Forte, but standard in the 2019 Forte. Both vehicles, however, have safety features such as the Brake Assist System.

As you may already know, the 2019 Forte got a bit of a makeover. Now, it is styled after the Kia Stinger. This revamped exterior also impacts the interior. You can see it how the 2019 Forte is a bit more spacious than the 2018 Forte, offering more cargo space for you to utilize.

Still have questions? Contact us here at Airport Kia of Naples. We will be happy to tell you more about the specs and features of the Kia Forte.