What’s new for the 2018 Kia Forte Sedan?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Forte on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 at 9:13 pm
2018 Forte in White Front Side View

2018 Kia Forte Sedan Changes, Updates and Specs

The 2018 Kia Forte Sedan is now available at Moritz Kia at all three of our locations—Fort Worth, Hurst, and Alliance. The 2018 Kia Forte is a carry-over model from 2017, but does offer a few upgrades across its three feature-packed trim levels. Continue reading for the 2018 Kia Forte Sedan changes, updates, and specs. If it sounds like the right car for you, call us at Moritz Kia to schedule a test drive!  

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Changes and Updates

The 2018 Kia Forte is largely a carry-over model, which means it is largely unchanged from 2017. However, the 2018 Forte did receive multiple updates across the model lineup with each trim level adding a few standard features and package enhancements over last year’s model.  Check out a quick run-down of the model changes and updates below.  

  • The base trim, LX, now comes standard with cruise control on the automatic transmission and the Popular Package, which includes UVO3, allowing passengers to use Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and smartphone navigation. The LX Popular Plus Package includes the above equipment and adds a new alloy wheel design, LED taillights and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.  
  • The mid-line trim, S, adds a new 16″ alloy wheel design and a sunroof has been added to the Technology Package. The Premium Package for the S trim has been discontinued.  
  • The top-of-the-line trim, EX, adds several Advanced Driver Assistance features, such as Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist, to inspire confidence and peace of mind behind the wheel.  
2018 Forte Front Seat area in black
2018 Forte in Red Rear View
2018 Forte Backseat armrest in black

Price and Fuel Economy Specs

The 2018 Forte is a great option for budget-conscious drivers, as it is both affordable and efficient across the model lineup. We’ve listed the Forte’s price and fuel economy specs below.  

Starting MSRP:

LX | $16,700 (Manual) or $17,800 (Automatic) 

S | $19,300 

EX | $21,600 

Estimated MPG (City/Highway/Combined):

LX | 25 / 34 / 28 (Manual) or 29 / 37 / 32 (Automatic) 

S | 29 / 37 / 32 

EX | 25 / 33 / 28 


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