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2018 Kia Forte near Brown Deer, WI

2018 Kia Forte For Sale Near Brown Deer, WI

At Russ Darrow Kia of Wauwatosa, we’ve had many drivers ask how the 2018 Kia Fortes for sale near Brown Deer, Wisconsin compare to the 2018 Hyundai Elantras in the area. Our team may be biased, but we think the 2018 Kia Forte is a clear winner when the two models are compared head-to-head. Drivers frequently agree once we explain our reasons.

Standard Phone Connections

First, the 2018 Kia Forte has a distinct advantage when it comes to technology. While both models offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as optional features, only the 2018 Forte comes with Bluetooth connectivity and an AUX input as standard items. These are also optional on the 2018 Elantra, leaving drivers with few ways to connect their phones via standard features.

Slightly More Space

Second, many drivers are surprised to learn that the 2018 Kia Forte is actually slightly larger than the 2018 Hyundai Elantra. The measurements break down as follows:

  • The Forte offers 0.3 more inches of first-row headroom (39.1 inches vs. 38.8 inches)
  • The Forte offers 0.2 more inches of second-row legroom (35.9 inches vs. 35.7 inches)
  • The Forte offers 0.5 more feet of trunk space (14.9 cubic feet vs. 14.4 cubic feet)
  • Both models offer an identical amount of second-row headroom (37.3 inches)
  • Both models offer an identical amount of first-row legroom (42.2 inches)

Admittedly, the difference in interior dimensions is far from huge. Drivers don’t always realize, however, how large the 2018 Forte is. If the 2018 Hyundai Elantra is large enough, so is the 2018 Forte.

Better Safety Rating

Third, perhaps the most important distinction between the models is in safety. While both were recognized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2018 Kia Forte edged out the 2018 Hyundai Elantra in testing. The 2018 Elantra earned a Top Safety Pick award, while the 2018 Forte came away with a 2018 Top Safety Pick+. The latter is the highest accolade given out by the IIHS.

Same Standard Power

Fourth, the two model’s standard engines offer the same amount of power. They both put out 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque, which is perfect for everyday driving.

As is often the case with interior space, some drivers are surprised to learn that the 2018 Kia Forte comes with as much standard power as the 2018 Hyundai Elantra. This isn’t a reason to get the 2018 Forte, but it’s also not an argument for the 2018 Elantra. Any thought that the 2018 Elantra has more standard horsepower or torque is a misconception.

Lower MSRP

Finally, the 2018 Kia Forte manages to do all this while maintaining a lower initial price. You’ll find 2018 Kia Fortes near Brown Deer, WI with MSRPs as low as $16,800. The 2018 Hyundai Elantra’s starting price is $16,950. That’s not a big difference, but it’s once again a slight advantage for the 2018 Forte.

Experience the 2018 Kia Forte

If you’re considering both of these cars, take one of the 2018 Kia Fortes we have for sale near Brown Deer, WI for a test drive. We have lots of these cars in stock at our 1901 N. Mayfair Road location in Wauwatosa, and you can test drive them six days a week. Once you experience the 2018 Forte for yourself, we think you’ll agree it has a few advantages over the 2018 Elantra.

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  • Features
  • Specs

Features

Features

  • Comfort
  • Safety
  • Mechanical
  • Technology
  • Exterior
  • Interior

Comfort

Convenience Features

Power activated trunk/hatch sensor-activated
Cupholders front, rear
Steering wheel tilt and telescopic
One-touch windows 2
Reading lights front
Multi-function remote illuminated entry, keyless entry, panic alarm, trunk release
Cargo area light
Cruise control
Power steering
Retained accessory power
Power windows lockout button
Overhead console front
Steering wheel mounted controls audio, cruise control, phone
Rearview mirror manual day/night
Push-button start
Vanity mirrors dual illuminating
Power outlet(s) two 12V front
Assist handle rear, front
Center console front console with armrest and storage
Storage front seatback, sunglasses holder, door pockets, accessory hook

Comfort Features

Shift knob trim urethane
Steering wheel trim leather
Armrests rear folding, rear center with cupholders
Interior accents chrome
Floor material carpet
Door sill trim scuff plate

Air Conditioning

Front air conditioning automatic climate control
Front air conditioning zones dual
Rear vents second row

Safety

Safety

Rearview monitor in dash
Cross traffic alert rear
Child safety door locks
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Energy absorbing steering column
Impact sensor door unlock
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Emergency interior trunk release
Camera system rearview
Impact absorbing bumpers
Blind spot safety sensor/alert
Crumple zones front, rear

Airbags

Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front, rear

Security

Anti-theft system engine immobilizer, alarm with remote
2-stage unlocking doors
Power door locks auto-locking

Mirrors

Side mirrors integrated turn signals, heated
Side mirror adjustments power, manual folding

Mechanical

Drivetrain

Drive mode selector
Axle ratio 3.07

Suspension

Front shock type monotube
Rear shock type monotube
Front suspension classification independent
Rear suspension classification semi-independent
Front struts MacPherson
Rear suspension type torsion beam
Rear spring type coil
Front stabilizer bar
Front spring type coil
Front suspension type lower control arms

Brakes

Rear brake type disc
Rear brake diameter 10.3
Front brake diameter 11.0
Front brake type ventilated disc
Braking assist
Electronic brakeforce distribution
ABS 4-wheel
Power brakes

Stability and Traction

Stability control
Traction control
Hill holder control

Engine

Battery saver
Battery maintenance-free
Alternator 90 amps

Technology

Audio System

Auxiliary audio input Bluetooth, jack, USB, iPod/iPhone
Radio touch screen display, AM/FM
Antenna type diversity, mast
Total speakers 6
Radio data system
Speed sensitive volume control
Satellite radio SiriusXM

Telematics

Electronic messaging assistance with read function, voice operated
Driver assistance app roadside assistance
Smart device app function maintenance status
Wireless data link Bluetooth

In Car Entertainment

Connected in-car apps Google POIs, Google search
Infotainment UVO, Apple CarPlay ready, Android Auto ready
Infotainment screen size 7 in.

Instrumentation

Trip computer
Driver information system
Clock
Gauge tachometer
Digital odometer
External temperature display
Multi-function display
Fuel economy display MPG, range
Warnings and reminders low oil level, low fuel level, low washer fluid, tire fill alert
Trip odometer

Exterior

Lights

Daytime running lights LED
Front fog lights
Taillights LED, rear center
Headlights auto delay off, auto on/off, halogen

Tires and Rims

Tire type all season
Wheels alloy
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Spare tire kit

Windows

Heated windshield wiper rests
Window defogger rear
Front wipers variable intermittent
Power windows safety reverse
Solar-tinted glass front, rear

Exterior Features

Front bumper color body-color
Mirror color body-color
Door handle color body-color with chrome accents
Exhaust tip color chrome
Grille color black
Rear bumper color body-color
Window trim chrome

Interior

Seats

Driver seat manual adjustments height, 6, reclining
Passenger seat heated
Driver seat heated
Rear headrests 3, adjustable
Passenger seat manual adjustments 4, reclining
Rear seat folding split
Front headrests 2, adjustable
Front seat type bucket
Upholstery leather
Rear seat type 60-40 split bench

Seatbelts

Seatbelt pretensioners front
Seatbelt warning sensor front
Rear seatbelts 3-point
Front seatbelts 3-point
Emergency locking retractors front

Steering

Turns lock-to-lock 3.0
Steering ratio 15.7

Specs

Specs

Drive Type

Drive Type FWD

Seating

Standard Seating 5
Max Seating 5
Head Room (front) 39.1 in
Head Room (rear) 37.3 in
Hip Room (front) 53.8 in
Hip Room (rear) 53.1 in
Shoulder Room (front) 56.1 in
Shoulder Room (rear) 54.9 in
Leg Room (front) 42.2 in
Leg Room (rear) 35.9 in
Seating Rows 2

Measurements of Size & Shape

Length 179.5 in
Width 70.1 in
Height 56.3 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in
Ground Clearance 5.3 in
Angle of Approach 15 degrees
Angle of Departure 19.9 degrees
Track Width (front) 61.3 in
Track Width (rear) 61.8 in

Measurements of Weight

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 3902 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Range 3001-4000 lbs
Curb Weight 2908 lbs

Interior Dimensions

Cargo Volume 14.9 cu ft
Passenger Volume 96.2 cu ft

Performance Specifications

Turning Circle 34.8 ft

Fuel Tanks

Fuel Capacity 13.2 Gallons

Wheels and Tires

Front Tire Type P215/45R17
Front Wheel Diameter 17.0 x 7.0 in
Rear Tire Type P215/45R17
Rear Wheel Diameter 17.0 x 7.0 in

Awards

Award
Best Vehicles By Class: Midsize Cars (2018 Model)
- GreenerCars.org

Award
Customer Love Index Winner: Brand Under 26k (2018 Model)
- Strategic Vision

Award
Top Safety Pick+ - Small Cars (2018 Model)
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Crash-Test Ratings

2018 Kia Forte 4 DR FWD

Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Front Crash Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Front Crash Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Side Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Pole Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rollover
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star

Dealership Information

Green Score

EPA Green Score ( California LEV-III SULEV30 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
7
1
7
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
7
1
7
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
Yes

EPA Green Score ( California LEV-III ULEV70 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
5
1
5
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
7
1
7
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
Yes

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 30 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
7
1
7
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
7
1
7
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
Yes

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 70 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
5
1
5
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
7
1
7
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
Yes

Additional Vehicle Information

Sales Hours

414-867-3027

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Special Offers

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Current Inventory

There are currently no 2018 Kia Forte EX 4dr Sedan for Sale in inventory

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