Comparison - Kia Forte EX 2018 - vs - Kia Sportage EX 2018

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Make: 
Average Price: 
21,700
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
27,900
Updated: 
03 Sep 2018
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
16.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Cherry
#6E7377
Burnished Copper
#97775D
Hyper Red
#A93341
Mineral Silver
#8D8D90
Pacific Blue
#3C4D5D
Snow White Pearl
#B3B2B7
Sparkling Silver
#7A797E

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Kia Forte ranked #7 in Compact Cars. Currently the Kia Forte has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 43 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Well-built interior
User-friendly infotainment system
Roomy seats
Good cargo capacity

Cons
Underpowered engines
Dull handling

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Kia Forte leaves eco-performance to rivals; it focuses on safety and luxury touches.

Pros
Clean, lightly detailed shape
Attractive cockpit
Widespread active safety
Very good interior storage

Cons
Short, low seats
Head room an issue in back
No standard rearview camera
Pedestrian acceleration

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Hatchback styling is sleek and attractive
Available safety technology and driver aids
Interior materials
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available
Powertrain warranty

Cons
Ride quality with sport suspension
Front-seat comfort
Overly aggressive lane-keeping system

By: 
cars.com

There’s a lot to like about the sharp-handling, attractive 2018 Kia Sportage, even if its fuel economy doesn’t impress.

Pros
Distinctive styling
Great ride and handling
Optional turbo power
Quality feel inside
Stellar infotainment

Cons
Lousy fuel economy
Styling not for everyone
So-so visibility
Limited configurability

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Kia Sportage ranked #4 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Kia Sportage has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 22 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Premium interior
Two rows of spacious seats
Agile handling and smooth ride
Excellent warranty and predicted reliability rating

Cons
Unimpressive engines
Below-average fuel economy
Smaller cargo hold than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The Sportage stands pat with its unmistakable front-end styling and steadfast powertrain duo for 2018. Instead of changing those, Kia has extended some of its active safety features to lower trims, upgraded several standard features, and reshuffled the contents of option packages.

Pros
Audi-like interior,
long list of features,
speedy turbo engine.

Cons
Poor fuel economy,
limited cargo space,
love-it-or-hate-it styling.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.40L
Torque: 
151ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
175ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
164hp
at 6 200rpm
181hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
34.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
179.50in
176.40in
Width: 
70.10in
73.00in
Height: 
56.30in
65.20in
Ground Clearance: 
5.30in
6.80in
Front Track: 
63.30in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.10
39.30
Rear Head Room: 
37.30
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
42.20in
41.50in
Rear leg room: 
35.90in
38.20in
Front Hip Room: 
53.80in
54.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.10in
57.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.10in
51.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.90in
55.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
60.10cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.90cu.ft
30.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
2908.00lbs
3739.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
1 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leather
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Front Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Heated steering wheel
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
160 watts stero output
6 total speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Extended sunroof
Fixed glass rear sunroof
One-touch power sunroof
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.0 In.
18 X 7.0-In. Wheels
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Emergency Braking Assist
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
EX Premium Plus Package
Sports Package
EX Premium Package
EX Sport Appearance Package
Ex Awd Technology Package
Exterior Options: 
Mud Guards
Rear Spoiler
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Applique
Cargo Hook
Paint Protection Package
Mud Guards
Cross Bars
Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Package
Wheel Locks
Snow White Pearl Premium Paint
Tow Hitch
Interior Options: 
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Cargo Mat
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Tray
Interior Light Kit
Interior Light Kit
Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Cargo Cover
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Homelink And Compass
Interior Light Kit
Carpet Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Beige, leather
#BD9A7F
Black, leather
#070707
Brown, leather
#393129
Gray, leather
#A0A0A0
Grey, leather
#6A6A6A