2018 Kia Forte vs 2018 Chevrolet Cruze

2018 kia forte and 2018 chevy cruze side by side

The search for the perfect compact is tough thanks to a crowded field of quality choices. The 2018 Kia Forte gives drivers in Edmonton a conveniently-sized compact car that offers efficient and powerful engine options, along with a host of impressive luxury and safety features.

The availability of a number of high-end features is what makes the 2018 Kia Forte stand out in a crowded field. With a starting MSRP of $16,700, the Forte is offered in three trim levels: LX, S and EX. Each trim level features a unique set of standard and available features.

The 2018 Forte features Bluetooth connectivity, USB jacks, remote keyless entry, Brake Assist, steering wheel-mounted audio control and more as standard equipment across all trim levels.

For a closer look at how impressive the 2018 Kia Forte is, let's take a look at it compared to another popular compact car, the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze.

2018 Kia Forte LX 


2018 Chevrolet Cruze L

173-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 Base Model Engine 153-hp, 1.4-liter I-4

6-speed automatic w/ OD and auto-manual

6-speed manual w/ OD

Available Transmission(s) 6-speed manual w/ OD
Standard Satellite/CD Player/MP3 Not available
$16,700 Starting MSRP $16,975

2018 Kia Forte in Edmonton, AB

As you can see above, the 2018 Kia Forte is able to offer more than the 2018 Chevy Cruze for an even lower price tag. While the Chevrolet Cruze slightly bests the Forte when it comes to fuel efficiency - 32 to 28 combined miles per gallon respectively - the numbers are comparable and the Kia is able to offer a more powerful engine.

The real difference between the two can be seen with the safety and luxury touches found in the 2018 Kia Forte. Some of the best available features include:

  • 7-inch UVO touchscreen with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™
  • Lane Keep Assist System, Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Leather seat trim
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
  • Voice-command navigation
  • 10-Way Power-Adjustable Driver's Seat

Schedule a test drive of the 2018 Kia Forte at Kia of West Edmonton!

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