2019 vs. 2018 Kia Forte 

2019 vs. 2018 Kia Forte, Dayton OH

Introducing the all-new 2019 Kia Forte! The sporty sedan has been fully redesigned for the model year with fresh new styling, more high-tech features and a new engine. If you were to put the 2019 and 2018 models side-by-side you would instantly notice the difference between the two in terms of styling and performance.  

For 2018 the Forte draws a lot of inspiration from the new Kia Stinger and that's very evident in the model's aerodynamic curves annimble handling. In fact, for 2019 the Forte sees an increase in rigidity, an enhanced electric power-steering system, retuned brakes and a new chassis with 54 percent of high-strength steel. But that's not all. At the end of the day, the 2019 vs. 2018 Kia Forte operate as very individual models. Here's what sets one apart from the other.  

2019 Kia Forte


 2018 Kia Forte

Standard 8-inch color touchscreen Available
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 

Discover all the features, capabilities of the new Forte today! 

Unlike for 2018, the 2019 Forte is available with only one engine. The 2019 model also receives a new continuously variable transmission, which is expected to give the sedan a boost in fuel economy. Kia has made a number of previously optional features now standard on the 2019 Forte, including an 8-inch touchscreen, advanced driver assistance technologies and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2019 Forte is also slightly longer than the 2018 model and sees a 0.2 cu.ft. increase in cargo space. Wireless charging and a 320-watt audio system have also been added.  

Which Kia Forte model is right for you? Choosing between the two comes down to which has the options and capabilities you want. Both models have unique features. For example, the 2018 model has two engine options to choose from, different handling and an individual look and feel. The 2019 model, on the other hand, keeps the signature Forte performance but takes things to another level. Both Kia Forte models are also available in a hatchback version – the Forte5. 

The all-new 2019 is expected to go on sale in late spring 2018. Are you interested in learning more about the new model or want to take a closer look at the 2018 Forte? Contact our team! We have a huge selection of new, used and certified pre-owned vehicles to choose from. Stop by and see us at our convenient location or browse our huge inventory online 24/7.