2019 Kia Forte Trim Configurations


2019 Kia Forte Review

The 2019 Kia Forte is a great sedan for drivers in D’Iberville, Gulfport, and Hattiesburg. It offers great performance and efficiency. It also has convenient, smart technologies that will make the commute easier.

With four available trim configurations, you have a lot to choose from. The question is: Which trim will make you the happiest? To help answer that question, our team at Pat Peck Kia has created this guide to the 2019 Kia Forte trim levels. Keep reading to see the features each of them offers.

Kia Forte FE

The Forte FE is equipped with a 2.0L DOHC I-4 engine. It produces up to 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. It’s coupled with a standard 6-speed manual transmission that helps it get an EPA-estimated 27 MPG city and 37 MPG highway.1

Its 8-inch touchscreen display is home to Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™. It also features Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free calling and texting. For comfort, it offers dual-zone automatic temperature control, and 6-way adjustable driver’s and passenger’s seats.

The Forte FE has safety features like Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and Forward Collision Warning. It also has Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist. Plus, systems like Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control System, and Hill Start Assist Control, help you stay on your steered path.

Kia Forte LXS

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The Kia Forte LXS trim level builds on everything offered by the FE. The transmission is upgraded to an Intelligent Variable Transmission with Sportmatic®. This transmission also gives slightly better fuel economy with an EPA-estimated 30 MPG city and 40 MPG highway.1

Drive Mode Select comes standard with this trim. Choose to amp up your drive with Sport mode or relax on Sunday morning in Comfort mode. There’s also Normal mode, which can be great for those everyday drives.

For those in need of more storage space, this Kia Forte trim configuration comes with a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. It also upgrades the exterior look with larger, 16-inch, machine-finish alloy wheels, and a chrome exhaust tip.

Kia Forte S

Adding to the LXS, the S trim offers an available power sliding sunroof. It adds to the airy interior of the Forte.

Its available LED headlights with auto-leveling improve driver visibility. It also has available High Beam Assist, which will detect oncoming traffic and automatically lower your high beams.

For added comfort, this trim level adds premium tricot cloth seating.

UVO eServices is added to the 8-inch touchscreen. It allows you to access features like Vehicle Diagnostics and Roadside Assistance. This Kia Forte trim configuration also adds voice recognition and Sirius XM® Satellite Radio to the in-car technology. Plus, with the dash-mounted tweeter speakers, you’ll receive more balanced audio with this trim level.

Kia Forte EX

2019 Kia Forte Review

This final Kia Forte trim configuration adds onto everything included in the previous levels.

It adds to the exterior look with available 17-inch graphite finish alloy wheels. It also includes chrome window molding. Plus, the available rear spoiler will not only provide better aerodynamics, but a sportier look, as well.

Loading up your Forte will be easier with this trim, too. Smart Trunk™ is standard on the EX.

The technology is improved with voice-command navigation and a color touchscreen. You can also add an available 8-speaker, 320-watt, Harman/Kardon® Premium Audio System.

Lastly, it adds smart safety features like:

  • Blind Spot Collision Warning
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning

Test Drive a Kia Forte Today!

With so many available options, there’s bound to be a 2019 Kia Forte trim configuration that fits your lifestyle. If you’re in D’Iberville, Gulfport, or Hattiesburg, and looking for a stylish sedan that will take your commute up a notch, then head over to Pat Peck Kia.

Check out all the Kia Forte trim levels and decide which one is best for you. Schedule a test drive today!


1 Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.

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