2019 Kia Forte Trim Levels

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Compact cars have never been as cool or attractive as the 2019 Kia Forte. Borrowing the contours and design elements from the luxury sports sedan, Kia Stinger, the 2019 Kia Forte arrives to a class of vehicles that is content to be adequate, offering the highest value style on the market. Additionally, the 2019 Kia Forte brings several changes to the compact car that make it an even more reliable and impressive traveling companion.

For starters, the entire interior of the Kia Forte has been reworked, bringing the 2019 Forte’s stunning stretched-out dashboard with floating infotainment screen in line with the offerings from entry-luxury brands. Additionally, Kia has upped the game for efficiency on the 2019 Kia Forte which now has a projected combed fuel rating of 35 MPG. Never has a compact car made such a strong appeal to our hearts, minds and wallets. Let’s see what the trim levels look like!

Feature/Spec

2019 Kia Forte LX

2019 Kia Forte S

2019 Kia Forte EX

Standard engine 2.0L 4-cylinder MPI 2.0L 4-cylinder MPI 2.0L 4-cylinder MPI
Standard transmission 6-speed manual i-CVT (brand-new!) i-CVT (brand-new!)
Standard wheels 15” steel with covers 15” alloy 17” alloy
Fog lights No Standard Standard
Daytime running lights Standard halogen Standard LED Standard LED
Tail lights Standard halogen Standard LED Standard LED
Heated outside mirrors No No Standard
Power sunroof No No Available
Seating Woven cloth Woven cloth SOFINO
Seat heating No No Standard heating and available cooling
Steering wheel Urethane Leather-wrapped Leather-wrapped
Infotainment 8-inch touchscreen with Display Audio 2.0 8-inch touchscreen with Display Audio 2.0 8-inch touchscreen with UVO eServices
Apple CarPlay/Android Auto technology Standard Standard Standard
Audio system 4 speakers 4 speakers 6 speakers (with upgraded Harmon/Kardon® system available)
Dynamic driving systems Available drive mode select DMS, FCA, FCW, LDW, LKA* DMS, FCA, FCW, LDW, LKA, LCA, BCW, RCCW*

Ride in High-Value Style with the 2019 Kia Forte

Kia has always provided value in the Forte, but it’s never been this high. With the 2019 Kia Forte, drivers who select the base trim level get several features that many manufacturers don’t even make available on their compact car offerings.

The 8-inch touchscreen display infotainment unit, for instance, which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Audio is standard across all trim levels for the 2019 Kia Forte. Additionally, you’ll enjoy an immersive sound that can be upgraded in the 2019 Kia Forte’s EX trim to a Harmon/Kardon® stereo system.

The mid-range S trim level offers an upgraded experience that takes advantage of Kia’s brand-new i-CVT transmission. This transmission promises smooth shifting with massive projected fuel economy.

While the 2019 Kia Forte is still on its way, you can reserve it now at Friendly Kia!

For more questions or to reserve the 2019 Kia Forte, contact us today!


*DMS = Drive Mode Select. FCA = Forward Collision Avoidance. FCW = Forward Collision Warning. LDW = Lane Departure Warning. LKA = Lane Keep Assist. LCA = Lane Change Assist. BCW = Blind Spot Collision Warning. RCCW = Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.