2019 Kia Forte Vs. Compact Competition

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It’s no secret that the compact car class has undergone one of the most radical changes in the automotive world. Once thought of as the “bare minimum” type car, compact cars have moved from being lackluster penalty boxes to being sensible and fuel-efficient options that are loaded with modern, urban-ready technology. It’s not uncommon these days for shoppers to only consider compact cars, despite having a budget that would allow them to spend more on a mid-size or even a full-size sedan.

Having led this charge in a profound way, the Kia Forte has spent its life on the roads teaching us to reach for more. Entering a market devoid of personality and refinement, the Kia Forte brought European sophistication to the masses. Now in its third generation, the all-new 2019 Kia Forte offers something new to the class – a sporty and fun personality that invites drivers to enjoy every mile behind the wheel.


2019 Kia Forte

2019 Honda Civic

2019 Hyundai Elantra

2019 Nissan Sentra

2019 Toyota Corolla

Combined base fuel efficiency 35 (IVT) / 31 (manual) MPG 29 MPG 29 MPG 30 MPG 32 MPG
Standard climate control Dual-zone auto Auto Manual Manual Manual
Active safety features Standard Standard Available Available Standard
Standard infotainment display 8 inches 5 inches 5 inches 7 inches 6.1 inches
Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Standard Available Available Available Available
Trunk space 15.3 cubic feet 15.1 cubic feet 14.4 cubic feet 15.1 cubic feet 13 cubic feet
Bumper-to-bumper warranty 5 years / 60,000 miles 3 years / 36,000 miles 5 years / 60,000 miles 3 years / 36,000 miles 3 years / 36,000 miles
Engine warranty 10 years / 100,000 miles 5 years / 60,000 miles 10 years / 100,000 miles 5 years / 60,000 miles 5 years / 60,000 miles
Starts at $15,210 – Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing* $19,450 $16,100 $17,790 $18,700

Kia Forte Comes Out Way on Top

As is plainly evident, the 2019 Kia Forte is the best value among the most popular compact cars on the market. Even its cousin, the Hyundai Elantra, can’t match the Forte’s value – foregoing amenities like automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and active safety features which could become lifesaving in a dangerous situation.

Additionally, with Kia’s brand-new Intelligent Variable Transmission, the 2019 Kia Forte blows the competition out of the water for fuel efficiency, giving drivers 35 combined MPG of go-power which rivals some hybrid cars.

Looking at the outside of the 2019 Kia Forte reveals a car that is new and fresh. The all-new compact carries styling cues from the award-winning Kia Stinger into a class filled with cars that are either forgettable and under-styled or over-designed to look like a piece of Optimus Prime’s dryer lint.

With everything the 2019 Kia Forte has going for it, you may assume it to be significantly more expensive than the competition and you’d be wrong! At Friendly Kia, you can get our VIP pricing on the 2019 Kia Forte and pay almost $1,000 less than the nearest competitor*.

Don’t wait to enjoy the luxury and sophistication of Kia’s incredible compact car. Contact us today to schedule a test drive!

*Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing is as of the date of this blog’s publication and not the date of its access. All pricing is at the discretion of Friendly Kia staff and subject to change without warning or notice. For current pricing, contact Friendly Kia today!