Comparison - Kia Forte EX 2019 - vs - Chevrolet Cruze LT 2019

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
21,990
Updated: 
28 Dec 2018
25,620
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.00gals
13.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Gravity Grey
#666d79
Aurora Black Pearl
#191a1a
Snow White Pearl
#ffffff
Fire Orange
#fe6356
Currant Red
#b5484b
Color: 
CAJUN RED TINTCOAT
#B80125
GRAPHITE METALLIC
#45545B
PEPPERDUST METALLIC
#9A9388
ARCTIC BLUE METALLIC
#9DADBA
MOSAIC BLACK METALLIC
#100F11
SUMMIT WHITE
#DBE6E9
SILVER ICE METALLIC
#C4CDD4
SATIN STEEL METALLIC
#74797C
RED HOT
#C50101
KINETIC BLUE METALLIC
#0261AC

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Kia Forte pairs stylish good looks with a lot of features, making it a compact sedan standout.

Pros
Long hood, short trunk shape
Lots of safety and tech for money
Good fuel economy
Spacious interior

Cons
Not particularly quick
Some rivals are cheaper to start
Base Forte FE hardly lavish
No hatchback—for now

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Kia Forte ranked #1 in Compact Cars. Currently the Kia Forte has a score of 8.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 16 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Cavernous trunk volume
User-friendly technology
Plenty of rear legroom
Good fuel economy

Cons
So-so engine power
Slightly stiff ride quality

By: 
usnews.com

The Kia Forte sedan has been fully redesigned for 2019.

Pros
Plenty of features for the money
Strong fuel economy estimates
Generous warranty coverage

Cons
Stiff ride quality
Back seat isn't quite as roomy as those of some rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze gains some good content, but its advanced safety tech should be more accessible.

Pros
Versatile sedan, hatchback bodystyles
Good standard infotainment
Compelling turbodiesel option
Rides well

Cons
New look is hardly exciting
Automatic emergency braking only on range-topper
Price escalates with options
Could be sportier

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Smooth, refined gas engine
Unobtrusive engine stop-start system
Cabin comfort
Materials quality

Cons
Feels sluggish at 55 to 60 mph (gas engine)
Minimal steering feedback
Only one standard USB port
Less effective climate control when engine is in auto-stop mode

By: 
cars.com

Chevrolet hopes a fresh new look will entice buyers to take a look at the 2019 Cruze. It has features that buyers in the compact class want, such as smartphone mirroring through a fast-acting 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, solid crash test scores and enjoyable handling.

Pros
Feels sporty and planted around turns
Touchscreen interface is easy to use
Available diesel-powered engine for high fuel economy

Cons
Front seats aren't particularly comfortable
Diesel engine's high upfront cost
Gas engine's disappointing acceleration and real-world fuel economy

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Diesel
Fuel Economy City USA: 
30.00mpg
31.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
40.00mpg
48.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Diesel

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.60L
Torque: 
132ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
240ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
147hp
at 6 200rpm
137hp
at 3 750rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
38.70Feet

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
no
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
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.70in
183.70in
Width: 
70.90in
70.50in
Height: 
56.50in
57.40in
Ground Clearance: 
5.30in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.80
38.90
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
37.30
Front Leg Room: 
42.20in
42.00in
Rear leg room: 
35.70in
36.10in
Front Hip Room: 
53.00in
53.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.10in
54.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.10in
51.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.30in
53.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.30cu.ft
13.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
14.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
19.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
2762.00lbs

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
yes
More Power Features: 
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
multi-level heating driver seat
leatherette
ventilated driver seat
ventilated passenger seat
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power driver seat
6 -way manual passenger seat adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Air Conditioning
Dual 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
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 x 7.0 in.
16 In
Wheels more: 
inside mounted spare tire
temporary spare tire
All season tires
alloy wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R16

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
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
pre-collision safety system
emergency braking preparation
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
EX Launch Edition
EX Gray Interior Color Package
EX Red Interior Color Package
Leather Package
Driver Confidence, Sun And Sound Package
Portable Media Connectivity Package
Interior Protection Package
Exterior Options: 
Rear Bumper Applique
Mud Guards
Trunk Cargo Hook
Wheel Locks
Paint Protection Package
Front Fog Lamp Kit
Front License Plate Bracket
17" Aluminum Wheels W/Tires
Ground Effects Package
Custom Molded Front And Rear Splash Guards
Bright Chrome Accent Grille
Wheel Locks
Flushmount Rear Spoiler
Black Bowtie
Chrome Appearance Package
Painted Body-Side Moldings
Interior Options: 
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass and Homelink
Interior Lighting Kit
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Cargo Mat
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Stainless Steel Door Sill Plates
Illuminated Door Sill Plates

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black SOFINO, leatherette
#242424
Gray SOFINO, leatherette
#848381
Red SOFINO, leatherette
#873934
Color: 
Jet Black, cloth
#000000
Jet Black/Galvanized, leatherette
#FFFFFF
Jet Black/Galvanized, cloth
#FFFFFF
Jet Black, leatherette
#000000
Jet Black/Umber, leatherette
#8E553A