2018 Kia Forte vs 2018 Chevy Cruze

Split screen images of the 2018 Kia Forte and the 2018 Chevy Cruze

While a lot of the attention in the automotive industry is currently going to larger crossover and SUV vehicles, there is something to be said for a smaller sedan that offers just enough space for passengers and cargo and comes with a matching small starting MSRP. Two compact sedans that we think are worth taking a second look at are the 2018 Kia Forte and the 2018 Chevy Cruze.

Both will get you in the driver's seat for a fraction of the price of a larger crossover, but going with the 2018 Kia Forte can save you a few hundred bucks. The base model on the 2018 Forte also offers a more powerful base engine with a higher rated horsepower so you can tackle passing on the highway with ease.

2018 Kia Forte


2018 Chevy Cruze

$16,700 Starting MSRP $16,975
173 Base Horsepower 153
2.0-liter four-cylinder Base Engine 1.4-liter four-cylinder
5 Seating Capacity 5

2018 Kia Forte Available Technology

It may be easy to assume that because of its small size and a small starting price tag that the 2018 Kia Forte only offers basic transportation from point A to point B. However, car shoppers may be genuinely surprised to see the long list of amenities and technology features that are the included in this pint-size vehicle. Available technology includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, and a rearview camera. Impressive, right?

A selection of 2018 Kia Forte models are available for sale now at the Paul Cerame Kia dealership in St. Louis. For more information on the new model, car shoppers can browse additional blog and research pages on the Paul Cerame Kia dealership website or click on the button below to be connected to a dealership representative.