What's the difference between the 2019 Kia Forte Trims?

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Find What You're Looking For:

The 2019 Kia Forte is a beautifully designed, powerful sedan that will take your daily driving to new heights. With a total of six available trim levels to choose from, which one is best suited for you? The experts at Paul Cerame Kia of St. Louis, MO have put together the following trim comparison page to help you find out.

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Key Standard Features

Regardless of which trim level you choose, you will receive a variety of advanced features that come standardly equipped on every 2019 Kia Forte model. These include:


  • 2.0L I4, 147 HP
  • 27 MPG city/37 MPG highway


  • Forward Collision- Avoidance Assistance
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist-Line
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Rear-View Monitor with Dynamic Parking Guidance


  • 8-in. touchscreen display
  • Android Auto™ / Apple Carplay™ connectivity
  • Dual-Zone Full Automatic Air Conditioning

Black dashboard of the Kia Forte

FE vs. LXS

The first three trims in the 2019 Kia Forte lineup are the FE vs. FE IVT vs. LXS. View pricing information and key features below:

Trim Level and Pricing

Key Features


Starting at $17,690 MSRP

*View all standard features above


Starting at $18,590 MSRP

Includes FE features, plus:

  • Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT)


Starting at $19,090 MSRP

Includes FE IVT features, plus:

  • 16-in. machine finish alloy wheels
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat

S vs. EX

The next three trim levels are the S, S with premium package, and the EX. Being higher level trims, they come with a larger variety of advanced features. Check them out below:

Trim Level and Pricing

Key Features


Starting at $20,190 MSRP

Includes FE IVT features, plus:

  • 17-in. machine finish alloy wheels
  • LED daytime running lights and taillights
  • UVO eServices
  • Voice Recognition, SiriusXM®, and Tweeter Speakers
  • Power windows with driver’s one-touch auto-up/down

S (with premium package)

Starting at $21,390 MSRP

Includes S features, plus:

  • Single-projection LED headlights with Auto-leveling and High Beam Assist
  • Power sunroof with LED interior lighting


Starting at $21,990 MSRP

Includes S features, plus:

  • Smart Key with Push Button Start
  • SOFINO leatherette seat trim
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • 10-way power driver’s seat
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning with Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning

Test Drive a 2019 Kia Forte Today!

Do you have a specific 2019 Kia Forte trim level in mind that you think will mesh perfectly with your lifestyle? Hop in the driver’s seat and experience your favorite model on the road when you schedule a test drive appointment at our Kia dealership in St. Louis, MO! If you have any questions or would like to request more information regarding the 2019 Kia Forte, contact us online or give us a call at (877) 239-0204.

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