2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Kia Optima

Red 2019 Kia Forte next to white 2019 Kia Optima in comparison image

It really should come as no surprise that the Kia family has become so trusted in the automotive market, especially when you take a look at the top-quality sedans that the line has produced recently. Legions of drivers look to models such as the Forte and Optima to bring them wherever they need to go with the kind of reliability that often eludes so many vehicles. Stellar tech innovation and brilliant fuel economy are hallmarks of both the new 2019 Kia Forte and 2019 Kia Optima, but that’s not all that they have in store.

We invite you to join our Airport Kia today as we dive into what the 2019 Forte and Optima models can do for you. Both are incredible options for every need, and for respective starting MSRPs of $17,690 and $22,900, they each come with budget-friendly prices. Check out how the Forte and Optima stack up with our team today!



Standard Drivetrain Specs

2019 Forte

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2019 Optima

2.0-liter Inline 4  Engine Options  1.6-liter Inline 4 / 2.0-liter Inline 4 / 2.4-liter Inline 4 
173 horsepower / 154 pound-feet  Horsepower/ Torque Ratings 185 – 245 horsepower / 178 – 260 pound-feet 
29 miles per gallon city / 37 highway  Maximum Fuel Economy 28 miles per gallon city / 37 highway 
518 miles  Highway Driving Range 685 miles 

In addition to these ratings, the Forte and Optima both offer available steering wheel-mounted controls and cruise control, which puts a better handle over your drive right in your hands! Plus, with ultra-responsive automatic transmissions available, no two model line brethren have your best interests in mind more so than these two Kia heavyweights.


Interior and Tech Features

2019 Forte

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2019 Optima

320-watt, 7-Speaker Harman/Kardon® Premium Audio    Audio System 630-Watt, 10-speaker Harmon/Kardon® QuantumLogic™ surround sound   
8-inch color touchscreen  Infotainment Display Size 8-inch color touchscreen 
Yes (and Ventilated)  Heated Seats? Available
Apple CarPlay / Android Auto compatibility  App Integration Apple CarPlay / Android Auto compatibility

If you need to juice back up when you’re on your daily journey, the 2019 Forte offers wireless smartphone charging that eliminates the need for cords getting in the way. Also, both the Forte and Optima can provide stellar levels of safety, in the form of driver assistance features that include a Blind Spot Collision Warning, Lane Change Assist, Surround View Monitor, Rear-Camera Display and more!

If you have any further questions or would like to test drive a Kia sedan, feel free to contact our Airport Kia team. We’re happy to help you get behind the wheel and sign off on the Kia model of your dreams.