2018 Kia Forte Exterior View of Front End and Side in Red

2018 Kia Forte Trim Comparison

The 2018 Kia Forte is back for a new model year and we've already told you about all of its enticing features in an overview about the model. For this research page, we're going to go into more detail about the new Forte and its model grade lineup. The 2018 Kia Forte trim comparison can assist shoppers in the search for the right trim level.

The model grade that you choose determines the features and equipment with which your vehicle comes equipped. This comparison can help you sort through your options and find a trim that is suited to your needs. The full trim spectrum of the 2018 Kia Forte includes the LX, the S, and the EX model grades. Take a look and see which trim is suited to your lifestyle.   

2018 Kia Forte Active Safety Simulated



The starting trim in the 2018 Kia Forte lineup is the LX. This model comes equipped with a 2.0-liter I4 engine that can produce 147 horsepower. You'll find that this model has Bluetooth® wireless technology, SiriusXM® capabilities, and Projector Beam Headlights. It also features a number of other features that drivers will find valuable.   


2018 Kia Forte View of Trunk Capacity



As we move on to the mid-level trim, the S, the Kia Forte adds some more advanced features such as LED Positioning Lights. This trim comes equipped with the same engine, but adds a Sport-tuned Suspension for a more athletic feel to your drive. You'll also find Kia's UVO system with a 7-inch Color Touch-Screen Display, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay™. 


2018 Kia Forte Exterior View of Rear End in Silver



For the top trim in the 2018 Kia Forte spectrum you'll find the same engine as the two previous trims. In addition to this performance equipment, you'll find a number of upgrades to the standard feature offerings in this top trim. In this trim, you'll find LED Rear Combination Lamps, Leather Seat Trim with Heated Front Seats, and a Smart Key system with Push-Button Start and Immobilizer.