What are the different trim levels for the 2019 Kia Forte?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Forte on Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 3:10 pm
2019 Kia Forte exterior front fascia and drivers side going fast

We know that the 2019 Kia Forte has some exciting new upgrades to both the interior and the exterior, but what are some of the differences between trim levels for this sedan? You’re about to find out, so stay tuned!

2019 Kia Forte Trim Levels

You’ll first need to know how many trims this sedan has. The answer is 4; the FE, LX, S, and EX. Out of these three, there are some sizeable differences that may influence buying decisions.

Kia FE Kia LX Kia S Kia EX
Color packages Not available Not available Not available Available
Dynamic Driving n/a Optional Standard Standard
Transmission 6-speed manual cvt opt 6-speed manual cvt opt CVT CVT
Wheels 15” Steel w/ wheel covers 15” Steel w/ wheel covers 16” Alloy wheels 17” Alloy wheels
Sound system 4 speakers 4 speakers 4 speakers 6 speakers

Read More: What are some standard features in the 2019 Kia Forte?

2019 Kia Forte interior front cabin side view seats steering wheel and partial dashboard

2019 Kia Forte exterior front fascia and passenger side on road with tree

2019 Kia Forte interior back cabin seats

Specs and Features

As you can see in the table above, there are a fair amount of differences for these 3 trim levels. This means that you can choose whatever trim suits you the most. In order to assist you, we’ve put in a variety of specs and features that hopefully give you a variety of differences between these trims. First up is the color packages. For those freaking out thinking they are going to only have one exterior color option, take a breath; that’s not the case! When we say this, we mean the color packages of the seating and trim of the vehicle. Phew, crisis averted. As you can see, the Lx and S don’t have any seating and trim color packages available, while the EX has 2 available; gray and red. So, if you don’t like the standard seat colors of the EX, you can opt for one of those two color packages.

When it comes to Dynamic Driving, you have 2 driving modes standard on the S and EX; Normal and Sport. This optional on the LX.  Speaking of driving, the LX has a 6-speed manual transmission that is standard, though you can opt for the CVT that the S and EX have standard.

For the wheels, the LX has a 15” steel wheels with wheel covers, while the S has 16” Alloy wheels and the EX has 17” Alloy wheels.

The sound system for the LX and the S are the same, at 4 speakers, while the EX has 6 speakers, so any audio enthusiasts may be better off getting the EX, if speakers are a deciding factor for you.

Release Date

While we don’t know the exact release date, we can expect to see the 2019 Kia Forte in the fall of 2018, so keep your eyes open for this stylish new vehicle! Interested in other 2019 Kia models? Keep an eye on our blog, and we’ll keep you updated!

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