Trim Levels – 2019 Kia Forte near Raleigh NC

Trim Levels – 2019 Kia Forte near Raleigh NC

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Trim Levels - 2019 Kia Forte near Raleigh NC

Vehicle Overview

The new 2019 model marks the beginning of the line’s third generation. It’s been completely redesigned from the wheels up. The exterior of the sedan has a sport-inspired design that’s attractive, agile, and efficient on the road. Underneath the hood, the new Forte is equipped with Kia’s first Intelligent Variable Transmission system and a peppy engine with fuel-efficient technology. The 2019 Kia Forte is available in four distinct trim levels, giving you the opportunity to get a ride that’s right for you. We invite you to visit our dealership today to get a closer look. We’re proudly serving Raleigh drivers.

Raleigh NC - 2019 Kia Forte's Overview

FE Trim – 2019 Kia Forte

Dubbed the “FE,” the Forte’s base model has many standard features that can be found across the lineup. It’s powered by a refreshed version of the engine found on previous iterations. The 2.0-liter engine is capable of generating as much as 147 horsepower and 132 pound-foot of torque. It also has multi-port technology and a cooled EGR system. Both of these features are designed to maximize fuel efficiency on the road. In total, the FE can achieve a combined EPA-estimated 31 MPG. That figure is for FE models that come with the standard 6-speed manual transmission. However, the base model is also available with the new Intelligent Variable Transmission as an upgrade. With the IVT, your 2019 Kia Forte near Raleigh can give you 35 MPG combined. When it comes to design, the FE is available in three exterior colors and one interior trim. Inside the cabin, you’ll also find the new standard 8-inch touch screen infotainment center. It’s connected to a four-speaker system and is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other notable features of the base model include a dual-zone automatic climate control system, a 3.5-inch Supervision meter cluster, and automatic headlights. Many of Kia’s Drive Wise safety systems also come standard. They include Forward-Collision Warning and Avoidance, Lane Departure Warning, and Lane Keeping Assist.

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LXS Trim – 2019 Kia Forte in/near Raleigh NC

The second of the 2019 Kia Forte trim levels is the LXS. In addition to the standard features found on the base model, this build adds a few upgrades and more options. When it comes to the exterior of this trim, Kia offers 6 different shades. New color options include Deep Sea Blue and Red Currant. A new gray woven cloth seating option is available for the inside and 16-inch wheels are used down below. The LXS, like all of the 2019 Kia Forte builds, uses the 2.0-liter engine. However, it comes standard with the new Intelligent Variable Transmission system. There’s also Sportmatic, which lets you have greater control over the way the Forte automatically shifts gears. Multiple drive modes are included as well. You can switch between Comfort, Smart, and Sport mode to experience different driving dynamics.

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S Trim – Kia Forte specs in/near Raleigh

S models include some significant upgrades over the FE and LXE trim levels. Larger 17-inch wheels are used. This model also comes standard with fog lights, LED daytime running lights, and LED taillights. On the front end, the standard black grille is swapped out for a glossy black grille surrounded by shiny chrome trim. Inside of the cabin, satin chrome accents are used throughout to add a touch of elegance. The material is complemented by new Tricot cloth seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The infotainment system gets an upgrade as well. It still measures 8-inches in size. However, it has the UVO system built in. The system can connect to satellite radio stations and works with the new 6-speaker audio system. There’s also a rearview camera, which can be viewed on the infotainment screen. Give us a call today to learn more about the features in the 2019 Forte S. We’re happy to be serving Raleigh residents.

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EX Trim – 2019 Kia Forte dealer

Last but not least is the highest of the 2019 Kia Forte trim levels, the EX. This model is available in five exterior colors, including the trim-exclusive Fire Orange shade. The outside of the car features built-in door handle lights, side mirror signal indicator lights, and many chrome accents. Inside, Sofino leatherette seats are used. They’re available in four designs. The driver’s seat features a 10-way power adjustment system. They’re also heated and ventilated for comfort. The top-of-the-line EX uses a push-button start system as well. Optional features for this trim level include a premium Harman Kardon sound system, wireless charging pad, 4.5-inch Supervision meter cluster, and navigation. When it comes to safety features, the previous Drive Wise systems included on lower trim levels are included. However, Blind Spot Monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts is added. With an optional upgrade, you can also get High-Beam Assist and Smart Cruise Control.

If you’re thinking about getting a 2019 Kia Forte near Raleigh, swing by our showroom today. We’re excited to show you what this sedan has to offer. Our team is more than happy to walk you through the lineup and show you how each trim level is different. We’ll work with you to help you find a model that’s right for your unique needs. Call or visit us today for more information and schedule your test drive.

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