2019 Kia Forte Trim Levels

The 2019 Kia Forte is a compact powerhouse of a car with everyday drivability and a sporty flare. If this sedan is the one you want to drive around the Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville areas, you’ll have to decide which of the Kia Forte trim levels is right for your needs.

To help you make this decision, our team at the Kia Store created this trim level guide.

Kia Forte FE and LX Trim Levels

red kia forte driving on the roadThe FE and LX trim levels of the Kia Forte kick things off with a solid foundation. They feature a 2.0L I-4 engine that delivers 147 horsepower. The LX trim pairs its engine with an Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) that maximizes efficiency and optimizes performance.

The IVT is optional on the FE trim, which otherwise comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Inside is an infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen in the center stack. This screen shows the area directly behind you when you’re in reverse through the Rear-Camera Display. It can also show multimedia information from your linked smartphone via Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™.

A full suite of smart safety features come standard on both trims, including:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Driver Attention Warning

These features help to monitor your roadway conditions and driving patterns to help you stay aware of your surroundings while out on the road.

S Trim of the 2019 Kia Forte

When you upgrade to the Kia Forte S trim, you get the UVO eServices suite. This system features Bluetooth® smartphone connectivity and voice commands that let you control your media while keeping your hands on the wheel.

It also gives you easy access to emergency services like Roadside Assistance or Vehicle Diagnostics. This system includes a SiriusXM® Radio subscription.

A power sunroof is also available on this trim for drivers who want to let sunlight and fresh air flood the cabin on nice days.

EX and Launch Edition Trim Levels

2019 Forte EX, Gravity Grey, Front Angle

If you want to pack your sedan full of technology, you’ll like the EX and Launch Edition trims. These trim levels upgrade your UVO eServices infotainment system to include Premium Navigation with voice recognition. This allows you to input destinations without moving your hands from the steering wheel.

Wireless charging is also available to help you keep your devices energized and ready to go, even if you forget your charging cable.

Several more safety features are added to these trims like:

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

These features alert you to hazards in your side and rear blind spots. Lane Change Assist provides additional help when merging on the highway by issuing a warning if traffic in your intended lane is approaching too quickly from behind to allow for safe merging.

Inside, you’ll be able to find the perfect position with a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat. Heated and ventilated front seats will also make for a more comfortable ride, whatever the weather.

Find Your 2019 Kia Forte Trim Level

Need help deciding which of the 2019 Kia Forte trim levels is right for your drives around Louisville, Clarksville, and Elizabethtown? Let the team at The Kia Store help. We’ll help you compare the different trims before getting you out for a test drive.

Contact us to schedule your test drive today!