Kia Forte LX  
Forte LX Inventory
Kia Forte S  
Forte S Inventory

The Kia Forte is a very popular model at our Kia dealership in Springfield, MO. This compact car is practical, has an attractive list of features, and a fresh look. If you are thinking of making this your next car, this comparison page will help you decide which Kia Forte trim package for sale at our Kia dealership is the best fit for you. If these are missing some of the features that you want, you always have the option to find an additional Forte package to help personalize your vehicle! Read on to learn more.


2018 Kia Forte LX vs. S: Top Features

The 2018 Kia Forte LX has several features that drivers throughout the Springfield, MO area will love. Upgrade to the sporty, mid-level Kia Forte S, and you will find several more features with the potential to improve the quality of every drive you take.

Model2018 Kia Forte LX2018 Kia Forte S
Exterior Color Options75
Interior Color Options41
Interior Materials
  • Woven cloth or premium cloth seats
  • Black sport cloth seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Soft-touch door panels
Cabin Comfort
  • Air conditioning
  • 6-way adjustable driver's seat
LX features
Connectivity and Entertainment
  • 4-speaker audio
  • Bluetooth® wireless
  • USB/Aux
LX features plus:
  • Tweeter speakers
  • Multimedia touchscreen
  • UVO infotainment
  • Advanced airbags
  • Hill-start assist
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
LS features plus:
  • Optional driver assistance systems

2018 Kia Forte LX vs. 2018 Kia Forte S Interior & Safety Trim Comparison

2018 Kia Forte LX vs. S: Performance

The base model and mid-level Kia Forte have very similar performance. After all, both use the same powertrain. However, there are two major differences between the two.

First, the 2018 Kia Forte LX comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission. By contrast, all new 2018 Kia Forte S models come standard with a six-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic®, which is only optional on the LX. However, most LX models in our inventory are equipped with the automatic.

Second, the 2018 Kia Forte S utilizes a sport-tuned suspension, a rear spoiler, and larger wheels than the LX edition to improve handling.


Performance specs are described in the table below.

Engine2.0L I4
Horsepower147 HP
Torque132 lb.-ft.
Best Fuel Economy29 MPG city/37 MPG highway/32 MPG combined
Turning Circle34.8 ft.

2018 Kia Forte LX vs. S: Price

The 2018 Kia Forte is an affordable option for any new compact car shopper, no matter which trim they prefer to take home. The 2018 Kia Forte LX starts at just $16,700 MSRP!  Meanwhile, you can take home a new 2018 Kia Forte S starting at $19,300 MSRP. Check out our incentives page to learn what deals and specials are currently available on new Kia Forte models.

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Test Drive a New 2018 Kia Forte at Youngblood Kia

Experience either the 2018 Kia Forte LX, Kia Forte S, or both by scheduling a test-drive at our dealership in Springfield, MO. We love to help our customers find the perfect car for their preferences and budget, so make sure to contact us to learn more about any new Kia model in our inventory.

2018 Kia Forte LX vs. 2018 Kia Forte S Trim Comparison