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Used 2019 Kia Forte for Sale

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About the 2019 Kia Forte

Vehicle Summary

Searching for a well-rounded compact that offers a good blend of comfort, features and efficiency? Then it’s time to add the 2019 Kia Forte to your shopping list. The exterior styling is reminiscent of the larger and sportier Kia Stinger while the interior offers a surprising level of refinement for a vehicle of its segment. You’ll also get plenty of trunk space for the occasional long-distance trip, plus a smattering of storage areas for small items. The 2019 Kia Forte’s 2.0L inline-four provides ample motivation, plus it also gets an EPA-estimated 35 combined MPG when paired with the available Intelligent Variable Transmission.1 Available features to look out for include heated and ventilated front seats, premium navigation with voice recognition and the available UVO eServices suite, which gives you access to emergency and roadside assistance, vehicle diagnostics and smartphone-compatible apps, when activated.2 Overall, the 2019 Kia Forte makes a great choice as the ideal vehicle for your everyday commute.

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See

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Q: Does the 2019 Kia Forte come with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto?

A: Yes, the 2019 Forte comes equipped with both features on all trims.

Q: What exactly is “Sofino” seat trim on the 2019 Kia Forte?

A: Sofino is a synthetic leather made available on the 2019 Forte in place of genuine leather.

Q: How much trunk space does the 2019 Kia Forte offer?

A: The 2019 Forte gives you 15.3 cu-ft of cargo space for your luggage and gear.

Q: What happened to the 2019 Kia Forte Hatchback?

A: The Kia Forte hatchback, known as the Forte5, was discontinued for the U.S. market after the 2018 model year.

Generation Overview

The Kia Forte was all-new for 2019, coming hot off the heels of a significant redesign resulting in a stronger chassis, a sleeker fastback-style profile and an improved interior with styling cues lifted from the Kia Stinger. Only the four-door sedan is available for the 2019 model year. All trims share the 2.0L inline-four carried over from the previous generation. Just like the previous generation, this engine is rated at 147 hp.

The 2019 Kia Forte comes in FE, LX, S, EX and Launch Edition trims. The base FE trim features cloth seat trim, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control and a rearview camera. The LX trim lets you trade the FE’s 15-inch steel wheels for 16-inch alloys, plus you’ll get 60/40 split-folding rear seats and a standard continuously variable transmission. The sporty S trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels, UVO eServices with eight-inch touchscreen display, power windows and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob. LED headlights are also available on the S trim.

The EX trim is where you’ll find the Sofino synthetic leather seat trim, plus upscale features like front fog lights, outside mirrors with integrated LED turn signals, push button start and a host of driver-assistive features including blind spot collision warning, lane change assist and forward collision avoidance assist. Unique to the 2019 Kia Forte is the Launch Edition trim, which was created to commemorate the compact sedan’s third-generation debut. The Launch Edition adds a rear spoiler, 17-inch graphite-finished alloy wheels, premium navigation, wireless device charging and an eight-speaker Harman Kardon® premium audio system, just to name a few features.

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2019 Kia Forte. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Rear Passenger
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
Back Seat
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover

Reviews for 2019 Kia Forte

Overall Rating

4.7 out of 5 (13 reviews)

Fantastic car with great mileage

Fantastic car with great gas mileage and a great price. I was able to get the car transferred from the Car Max in Charlottesville to the Car Max at Midlothian, Virginia with no problems.


  • Reliability: It gets me to and from work and around town.
  • Power: My Forte really does turns, hills and curves really well.
  • Ride and Handling: We took the Forte on a major road trip from Virginia to Mississippi just recently and it drove like a dream on the expressways.

- Jennifer Young, 2019 Kia Forte

it’s an ok car, just not for me

Good has mileage, standard smaller sedan


  • Fuel Economy: Good on gas


  • Styling: just boring inside

- Angela Leland, 2019 Kia Forte

You won’t regret it

I bought this car as a commuter car to go to work or get groceries and it’s perfect for that. Gas is excellent and it drives so smooth. The best part of the car is the sport mode. If I’m ever going on a long drive or vacation the sport mode makes the car go so fast and tight and it’s just plain fun. This is my first Kia and definitely won’t be my last.


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- Carlos V, 2019 Kia Forte

This price does not include tax, title, and tags. Additional fees may also apply depending on the state of purchase.