2019 Kia Forte vs 2018 Kia Forte

Split screen images of the 2019 Kia Forte and 2018 Kia Forte

With the recent arrival of the 2019 Kia Forte at Moritz Kia, sedan shoppers will need to decide between the new 2019 Kia Forte and outgoing 2018 Kia Forte when making a new vehicle purchase at the dealership. To make the choice easier, we have put together some comparison specs, so shoppers can quickly see what has changed between the models.

The starting price tag has risen a little for 2019 Forte models but considering the design updates and increase in standard features, we feel that the price bump is more than fair. Plus, the fuel economy scores have also improved meaning drivers should be able to recoup some of those additional costs over time at the fuel pump. Keep reading to learn more about the updates to the 2019 Kia Forte lineup or head straight to the new Forte inventory available at Moritz Kia via the link below.

2019 Kia Forte


2018 Kia Forte

$17,690 Starting MSRP $16,800
27/37 Fuel Economy 25/34
15.3 cubic feet Cargo Space 14.9 cubic feet
Standard Apple CarPlay Available

2019 Forte Updates and Improvements

There isn’t much about the Kia Forte that was overlooked in the 2019 model year update. Some of the larger changes include interior and exterior design updates that take cues from the popular Kia Stinger and a wealth of technology additions. A number of Kia Drive Wise active safety features have also been added to all 2019 Stinger trims including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Departure Warning.

2019 Forte Key Updates:

  • More Standard Active Safety Equipment
  • Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Improved Fuel Economy
  • New Stinger-Inspired Design
  • 3.2-Inch Increase in Length
  • Available Wireless Charging Tray

The Moritz Kia dealership in Fort Worth has a variety of 2018 and 2019 Kia Forte models in stock and ready for test drive and purchase. If you are still deciding between the two model years, we recommend visiting the dealership and one of our team members can give you a more in-depth comparison between the two and can help set you up with some test drives.