Compact sedans are ideal for drivers who require a practical vehicle to get them from point A to point B. As one of the most affordable options, the Kia Forte appeals to a wide variety of car shoppers. If you are looking to invest in a Forte but aren’t quite sure which trim level is best suited for you and your lifestyle, you can utilize the comparison below to learn about key differences and similarities between the 2017 Kia Ford LX and S trims.
|Forte LX||Forte S|
|Base Transmission||6-speed manual||6-speed automatic|
|Wheels||15-inch steel||16-inch alloy|
|Seat Trim||Woven cloth||Black sport cloth|
|Audio System||4 speakers||Tweeter Speakers|
|7-Inch Touch-Screen||Not available||Standard|
Along with a more affordable price tag, the Forte LX comes equipped with smaller wheels as well as a 6-speed manual transmission, though drivers can opt for 6-speed automatic transmission if they so desire. On the other hand, the Forte S comes with a few more advanced elements, such as black sport cloth seat trim, a rear-camera display, and a 7-inch touch-screen display. The S trim also has a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and offers a suite of available driver assistance technologies, including rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning system, lane keeping assist system, and forward collision warning system.
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What elements do the Forte LX and S share?
Despite multiple differences, the 2017 Kia Ford LX and S also have a number of similarities. For instance, both sedans come equipped with a 2.0-liter Atkinson Cycle I-4 engine that is able to deliver 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft torque. The two Forte trims also have heated outside mirrors, projector beam headlights, Bluetooth capability, and a 6-way adjustable driver’s seat, among other similar elements.
If you would like to get a better idea of how the 2017 Kia Ford LX and S compare to one another, you can take a look at our available Forte inventory at Performance Kia and schedule a time to get behind the wheel today!