2018 Forte
2018 KIA FORTE SEDAN OVERVIEW
10/18/17 | ID: 13034

The 2018 Forte sedan carries over into the new model year largely unchanged, save for some package enhancements.  Cruise control is now standard on the LX (automatic transmission only) and the LX Popular Package, which now includes UVO3, allowing Forte customers to use Android AutoTM1, Apple CarPlayTM2 on their compatible devices and enjoy smartphone projected navigation.  The LX Popular Plus Package includes the above equipment and adds a new alloy wheel design, LED taillights and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.  The S adds a new 16-inch alloy wheel and the Technology Package now includes a sunroof, while last year’s Premium Package has been discontinued. The EX sedan now comes standard with Advanced Driver Assistance Features such as Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist. 3   

Trim Levels/Pricing4 – MSRP (excludes $940 destination)

LX: $ 16,700 M/T, $17,800 A/T
S: $19,300
EX:   $21,600
 
Engines:
  • LX:
2.0L I-4, Multi-Point Injection (MPI)
  • S:
2.0L I-4, Multi-Point Injection (MPI)
  • EX:
2.0L I-4, Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
 
Fuel Economy – EPA-est. MPG: (city/highway/combined)5
  • LX (M/T):
25/ 34/ 28
  • LX (A/T)
29/ 37/ 32
  • S:
29/ 37/ 32
  • EX:  
25/ 33/ 28
 
Available Driver Assistance Features3
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection:
    • Opt:  S, EX
 
  • Front Collision Warning System:
    • Opt: S, EX
 
  • Lane Keep Assist:
    • Opt: S, EX
 
  • Lane Departure Warning System:  
    • Opt: S, EX
 
  • Blind Spot Detection with Lange Change Assist:
    • Std: EX; Opt: S
 
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert:
    • Std: EX; Opt: S
 
  • HID headlights w/Dynamic Bending Light:
    • Opt: EX
 
 
Dimensions: (in.)
  • Overall Length:
179.5 in.
  • Overall Width:
70.1 in.
  • Overall Height:
56.3 in.
  • Wheelbase:
106.3 in.
  • Cargo Capacity:
14.9 cu. ft.
   
  • Curb weight: (lbs.)
 
    • LX (M/T):
2,811/ 2,928
    • LX (A/T)
2,855/2,976
    • S:
2,855/2,976
    • EX
2,908/3,029


1 Android Auto is a trademark of Google Inc.

2 Apple Carplay is a trademark of Apple Inc. 

3 These systems are not substitutes for proper and safe driving, parking, and/or backing-up procedures. Always drive safely and use caution. These systems may not detect every object behind or alongside the vehicle or in the vehicle’s blindspot or direction of travel.

4 MSRP excludes destination and handling, taxes, title, license fees, options and retailer charges.  Actual prices set by retailer and may vary.

5 Based on EPA estimates.  Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.

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