2019 Kia Forte vs 2018 Kia Forte

2019 kia forte and 2018 kia forte side by side

The Kia Forte is a compact sedan that offers drivers near Edmonton efficiency, affordability and good looks! Now in its third-generation, the new 2019 Kia Forte is ready to impress!

The new 2019 Kia Forte has been updated both inside and out for the new model year! One of the highlights of the new Forte is the now-standard eight-inch touchscreen infotainment with standard Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™!

Keep reading to see how the 2019 Kia Forte compares to the previous year's model.

2019 Kia Forte


2018 Kia Forte

Not yet available Starting MSRP $16,800
All-new Continuously Variable Transmission Transmission Six-speed automatic or manual transmission
1 Engine Options 2

Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™


2019 Kia Forte New Features and Changes

The exterior of the new Kia Forte offers a sophisticated and sporty exterior design, taking cues from the Stinger. The Forte's new hood design, signature tiger-nose grille, black lower valance and more give the new Forte an athletic feel similar to that of the popular fastback sedan.

The interior of the new Kia Forte is more spacious than the previous model year, now offering 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space (compared to the 2018 Forte's 14.9 cubic feet of cargo space). The front cabin of the new 2019 Forte has been redesigned to offer more space and less clutter.

Additional available interior highlights of the new 2019 Kia Forte include:

  • Bluetooth® connectivity (Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™)
  • 320-watt Harman/Kardon® sound system
  • LED interior lighting
  • Wireless charging
  • SOFINO seat trim
  • and more!

The 2019 Kia Forte features an upgraded transmission (continuously variable transmission) with the 147-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 engine. Kia currently estimates a 3-mile-per-gallon improvement over the 2018 Forte's 35 combined miles per gallon fuel efficiency.

Schedule a test drive of a new 2019 Kia Forte at Kia of West Edmonton today!