2018 Kia Forte vs 2018 Kia Forte5

2018 kia forte and forte5 side by side

Drivers in the market for an affordable and versatile compact vehicle are in luck with either the new 2018 Kia Forte or the Kia Forte5. Both Forte and Forte5 models give Edmonton drivers a host of new and exciting features, new engine options and so much more!

The 2018 Kia Forte is pretty similar to the Forte5, however Forte5 models offer more power and a larger amount of cargo space (thanks to the hatchback design) and Forte models offer more available high-tech safety features.

Learn more about the differences between the 2018 Kia Forte and the 2018 Kia Forte5 at Kia of West Edmonton!

2018 Kia Forte LX


2018 Kia Forte5 LX

$16,800 Starting MSRP $18,300
25 city / 34 highway miles per gallon Fuel Economy 25 city / 34 highway miles per gallon
96.2 cubic feet / 14.9 cubic feet Passenger / Cargo Volume 98.2 cubic feet / 23.2 cubic feet
147-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 engine Engine / Power 164-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 engine

2018 Kia Forte and Forte5 in Edmonton AB

Both the Kia Forte and the Forte5 are available in three trim levels and each offer two available engine options. Forte models feature the choice between a 147-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 Atkinson Cycle engine (Forte LX and S models) and a 164-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 engine (Forte EX models). Forte5 models offer the choice between a 164-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 engine (Forte5 LX and EX models) and a 201-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 engine. Only the Forte5 offers an available 7-speed automatic transmission.

As a result of similar powertrain options, new Forte and Forte5 models both offer similar fuel efficiency across all trim levels. Both the Forte and Forte5 also both offer a seven-inch UVO touchscreen infotainment system with available voice-command navigation on all but LX models. 

The top-of-the-line Kia Forte EX is the only model that offers Lane Change Assist, Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert as standard equipment. These features are also available on Forte S models, as well as the top-of-the-line Forte5 SX. The two highest trim levels of the Forte (S and EX) offer a number of high-tech safety features that are unavailable on any Forte5 model, including Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning System, Lane Departure Warning System and Lane Keep Assist System.

Schedule a test drive today of a new Kia Forte or a new Kia Forte5 model at Kia of West Edmonton!