2018 Kia Forte Trim Levels

Are you looking for a new sedan to take you through the streets of Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville? Sedans are the most popular class of car in the country, so you have plenty of options to choose from. One of the most outstanding options is the new 2018 Kia Forte, largely due to its versatility and multitude of customization options.

Even after choosing the Kia Forte as your next ride, you’ll still have to choose which trim level you want. The Forte is available in quite a few configurations, so you need to make sure you’re getting the one best suited for your needs. Learn all about the 2018 Kia Forte trim levels and discover which one works best for you by reading ahead!

LX Level

2018 Kia Forte deep sea blueThe standard LX trim is remarkably impressive for just a base-level trim. It features a powerful 2.0L I-4 engine, offering 147 horsepower with a standard 6-speed manual transmission. If you don’t like driving stick, however, you still have the option of an automatic transmission at this level.

The 15-inch steel wheels with wheel covers are certainly appealing, but one of the more exciting features is the fact that your outside mirrors are heated as that kind of feature isn’t usually available at the base level. Inside, you get woven-cloth seats with an audio unit that includes AM/FM radio along with an MP3 port and CD player.

S Level

Upgrade to the S-level trim and you’ll gain access to a more luxurious and convenient interior. Instead of woven cloth, your seats will be outfitted with black sport cloth. The S trim also includes the advanced UVO3 infotainment system complete with a 7-inch touchscreen interface and rear camera. Your dash and upper-front door panels also get a soft-touch add-on, making your interior that much cozier.

Automatic transmission comes standard here along with the optimized sport-tuned suspension. Front LED positioning lights are also included with the S trim alongside upgraded 16-inch alloy wheels. This is also the first level in which the Forte’s driver assistance features are available.

EX Level

2018 Kia Forte Snow WhiteWhen you get behind the wheel of the EX trim, you’ll know you’re at the top of the trim levels. Under the hood lies the 2.0L GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) 4-cylinder engine that produces 164 horsepower—a significant boost from before. For added style, your wheels get a nice upgrade to 17 inches.

Inside, you’ll find the same infotainment system except that you now have the option for navigation features and HD Radio™ technology. The seats are leather by default and you can enjoy dual-zone automatic temperature control with rear vents. Several of the driver assistance features available on the S are includes standard on the EX trim such as Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Test Drive the 2018 Kia Forte

After looking through the 2018 Kia Forte trim levels, it’s clear that they’re all impressive in their own ways. While this gave you an idea of what you can expect from each one, the best way to learn is by investigating these trims in person. If you live in the Louisville, Clarksville, and Elizabethtown areas, head over to The Kia Store where you’ll find all the latest Kia Forte models. Schedule your test drive today!

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