2019 vs. 2018 Kia Forte 

2019 vs. 2018 Kia Forte

In a world full of automotive options, it's important to find something that stands out to you. A vehicle that doesn't shy away from tough situations, whether it be the long morning commute or a rainy day. You need a vehicle you can depend no matter what a new day brings. Most importantly, it should have the performance and capability you want in your dream car. 

Embrace the extraordinary with the Kia Forte. The sporty sedan receives a full redesign for 2019, including new styling inspired by the Kia Stinger. For 2019 the Forte drops the 164-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder with six-speed automatic and keeps the 147-hp, 2.0-liter and adds an all-new continuously variable transmission. But that's not all! The 2019 model keeps the 2018 Forte's signature charm, but with a new body and handling.  

2019 Kia Forte 


2018 Kia Forte

15.1 cu.ft. Cargo space 14.9 cu.ft.
Standard Apple CarPlay & Android Auto  Available
Available  Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist N/A
147-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder with all-new CVT Engine
147-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder with six-speed automatic or manual 
164-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder with six-speed automatic

The sleek, sophisticated Kia Forte 

If you were to put the 2019 and 2018 Kia Forte sedans side-by-side you would notice a number of differences. Both models have very distinct styling and the 2019 model is also about 3.2 inches longer. On the road, the two also handle differently. For 2019, Kia has added a new chassis with 54 percent high-strength steel, an enhanced electric power-steering system and retuned brakes.  

Kia has also made a number of features standard on the Forte, including an 8-inch color touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and much more. Wireless charging, a 320-watt Harman Kardon premium sound system, forward collision-avoidance assist, blind-spot collision warning, lane-keeping assist, smart cruise control and much more.  

At the end of the day, both the 2019 and 2018 Kia Forte have unique personalities. Which model is right for you? Choosing the perfect Kia Forte model comes down to deciding what engine options, features and capabilities are important to you. Our team is here to help and can answer any questions you might have about the 2019 and 2018 Kia Forte.  

Do you have questions about the new 2019 Forte, which is due to be released in spring 2018? Contact our team today! From all of us at Serra Trussville Kia, we look forward to speaking with you.