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2018 Kia Forte

2018 Kia Forte Trim Levels: LX vs. S vs. EX

You’ve chosen the new 2018 Kia Forte as your next sedan, but have you picked a trim level that meets your specific automotive needs? To help you come to a decision, the product specialists at Hawkinson Kia have compiled this detailed comparison of the Kia Forte LX vs. S vs. EX trim levels. Read on to learn which new Forte trim can take your daily drive to new heights.

If you have any questions before you continue, give the team at our Kia dealership in Matteson, IL a call at (708) 298-5350.

2018 Kia Forte

Interior Options

When it comes to interior comfort, each new Forte trim level delivers the goods. From comfortable seating and practically placed controls in the LX, to sporty styling and upgraded materials in the S, to premium finishes and luxury convenience features in the EX, you’ll look for excuses to get behind the wheel. Additional interior comfort details of the 2018 Kia Forte trim packages can be found below.

  • Rear camera display (S, EX, optional on LX)
  • Steering-wheel-mounted cruise, audio, and hands-free phone controls
  • Remote Keyless Entry with trunk opener
  • Smart Key with push-button start and immobilizer (EX, optional on S)
  • Air conditioning (LX, S); dual-zone automatic temperature control (EX)
  • Woven cloth seat trim (LX); black sport cloth seat trim (S); leather seat trim (EX)
  • Six-way adjustable driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats and optional ventilated front seats (EX)
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and soft-touch upper door panels (S, EX)
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat with adjustable rear headrests
  • 9 cu. ft. of cargo volume
2018 Kia Forte

2018 Kia Forte Trim Levels: Exterior Design

Every new 2018 Forte sedan trim package boasts sleek body lines and modern design accents, but if you want to add extra style and convenience to your ride, you should consider the EX and S trim levels. Exterior design details of the Kia Forte LX, S, and EX include:

  • Body-color door handles (EX with chrome accents)
  • Heated outside mirrors
  • Optional power sunroof (S, EX)
  • Smart Trunk™ (EX, optional on S)
  • Projector beam headlights
  • Front fog lights (EX, optional on S)
  • Rear trunk lid spoiler (S)
  • Chrome exhaust tip (S, EX)
  • 15-in. steel wheels with full covers (LX); 16-in. machine finish alloy wheels (S); 17-in. alloy wheels (EX)
2018 Kia Forte Safety Features

Tech Features of the 2018 Kia Forte

Regardless of which trim you choose, all Kia Forte trim levels come equipped with comprehensive safety technology designed to keep you safe every time you hit the road. You’ll enjoy trips of any length with standard infotainment features, but if you want to take your commute to the next level, the S and EX trims offer upgraded audio options and driver assist features. Tech features of the 2018 Kia Forte trim packages are as follows:

  • AM/FM/CD/MP3/SiriusXM® four-speaker audio system (LX)
  • Tweeter speakers (S, EX, optional on LX)
  • UVO with 7-in. touch-screen display (S, EX, optional on LX)
  • Optional UVO with voice-command navigation system, 7-in. color touch-screen display, SiriusXM® Traffic and HD Radio™ (optional on EX)
  • Android Auto™ and Apply CarPlay™ (S, EX, optional on LX)
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology hands-free connectivity
  • Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert (EX, optional on S)

2018 Kia Forte Special Offers

Now that you know the difference between the Kia Forte LX, S, and EX, find your favorite model in the new Forte inventory at our Kia dealership in Matteson, IL. Be sure to check out our special offers to see if you qualify for one of our fantastic finance or lease deals. If you have any questions, reach out to the Hawkinson Kia team through our contact form or by calling (708) 298-5350.