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2019 Kia Optima LX Auto

2019 Kia Optima

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2019 Kia Forte FE Manual

2019 Kia Forte

2019 Kia Optima vs. 2019 Kia Forte

2019 Kia Optima

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2019 Kia Forte
2.4L engine

Standard Engine

2.0L engine
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Engine Options

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25 mpg city/35 mpg highway

Max MPG

31 mpg city/41 mpg highway
15.9 cubic feet

Cargo Space

15.3 cubic feet
39.8 inches

Front Headroom

38.8 inches
45.5 inches

Front Legroom

42.2 inches

Both the 2019 Kia Optima and the 2019 Kia Forte offer drivers from Harvey to New Orleans affordable, comfortable sedans that make great daily drivers. While both of these cars are made by Kia, there are certain differences in features, performance, and price that you’ll want to consider before deciding which sedan to buy or lease.


Pricing and Configurations

  • 2019 Kia Optima: The Optima has a starting price of $22,990 MSRP* and is available in four trim levels: LX, S, EX, SX. The top trim, the Optima SX, has a starting price of $31,990 MSRP.*
  • 2019 Kia Forte: The Forte starts at $17,790 MSRP and comes in four trims: FE, LSX, S, EX. The top Forte EX trim has a starting price of $21,990 MSRP.*
2019 Kia Optima

Performance

  • 2019 Kia Optima: The Optima runs on a standard 2.4L engine that delivers  185 hp and 178 Ib-ft of torque. With the base engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, the Kia Optima gas mileage reaches an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city and 35 mpg highway.
  • 2019 Kia Forte: The Forte is equipped with a standard 2.0L that delivers 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. When paired with an Intelligent Variable Transmission, it makes up to an EPA-estimated 31 mpg city and 41 mpg highway.
2019 Kia Forte

Standout Safety Features

  • 2019 Kia Optima:
    • Park distance warning-reverse
    • Rear camera display
    • Lane change assist
    • Blind spot collision warning
    • Forward collision warnings
    • Rear cross traffic collision
    • Driver attention warning
  • 2019 Kia Forte:
    • Forward collision-avoidance assist
    • Rear camera display
    • Driver attention warning
    • Lane departure warning
    • Forward collision warning
    • Lane keeping assist-line

2019 Kia Forte vs. Optima Interior

Five passengers can ride around Marrero in both of these Kia sedans, both also feature an 8-inch touchscreen display. UVO services are standard on the Optima and available on the Forte, but both come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and Bluetooth® Hands-Free Connectivity.

  • 2019 Kia Optima: There’s a max cargo capacity of 15.9 cubic feet for storage. The Optima offers 39.8 inches of headroom and 45.5 inches of legroom in the front, and this sedan has a standard six-speaker sound system.
  • 2019 Kia Forte: There’s 15.3 cubic feet of trunk space, and the Forte provides 38.8 inches of front headroom and 42.2 inches of front legroom. This sedan has a four-speaker sound system.
2019 Kia Forte Interior

2019 Optima vs. Forte: Which Kia Sedan Will it Be?

Now that you have seen how the Kia Optima and the Kia Forte compare, it should hopefully be easier to make your decision — and we think you’ll agree that both models easily outclass competitors like the 2019 Hyundai Sonata or the 2019 Honda Accord. Check out our Kia Optima inventory and contact us with questions or visit us in Harvey to take each for a test drive.

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