Kia Optima vs Kia Forte Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2019 Kia Optima EX Turbo FWD
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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
MSRP
$26,800
Invoice
$25,728
Average Price Paid
$25,972
1,935 listings nationwide

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2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD
MSRP
$21,990
Invoice
$21,001
Average Price Paid
$21,117
809 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
Fair Price
$27,507
Good Price
$25,047
Great Price
$23,640
2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD
Fair Price
$22,365
Good Price
$20,171
Great Price
$18,916

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,618
1 listings nationwide

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2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,498

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
No Expert Reviews
2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Forte was Kia’s first attempt at truly creating a competitive compact car that didn’t have to justify its existence with a much lower price than other products. The first two gener...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
No User Reviews
2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD
20
writes:
Junk
Power Ranked 1963 Ford Fairlane better.
"Power isnt the question.its how a good american made engine feels"
Front Seats Ranked 1963 Ford Fairlane better.
"Awsome they dont make them like this anymore"

Specs

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
37 MPG
40 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
178 hp @ 5,500 RPM
147 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
132 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
12.5:1
Displacement
1,600 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.03 in x 3.35 in
3.19 in x 3.82 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 45.5 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 35.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.9 cu ft 15.3 cu ft
Exterior
Length 191.1 in 182.7 in
Width 73.2 in 70.9 in
Height 57.7 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 110.4 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Black
  • Horizon Blue
  • Platinum Graphite
  • Sangria
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sparkling Silver
  • Titanium Silver

Option Packages

  • Ex Premium Package
2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Currant Red
  • Fire Orange
  • Gravity Grey
  • Snow White Pearl

Option Packages

  • Ex Launch Edition

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