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KIA Forte vs KIA Optima Comparison

Below is the detailed Cars comparison, based on price, specifications & other features, of KIA Forte and KIA Optima. KIA Forte is priced between $17,790 while KIA Optima is priced between $22,990 . Talking about the technical specifications, KIA Forte FE houses 1999 engine whereas KIA Optima LX engine displacement is 2359.

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Overview: Forte vs Optima

Key Features

Transmission Type Manual Dual Clutch
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Engine Displacement 1999 cc 2359 cc
Power 147 hp 245 hp

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Things we like

Lots of standard driving assistance features

Good fuel economy

Dynamic exterior styling

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Essential driving assistance features as standard

Easy to use infotainment system

Upscale ride quality and handling. 

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Things we don't like

Moderate ride quality

Low passenger space in the second row

Mediocre base engine

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Clumsy base engine

Average fuel efficiency

Moderate second row and trunk space.

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Drive Type FWD FWD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Gear Box 6-Speed 6-Speed


Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Power 147 185
Torque 179 Nm 241 Nm
Engine Displacement 1999 2359

Dimensions & Capacity

No Of Doors 4 4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 53 L 70 L
Width 1801 mm 1859 mm
Wheel Base 2700 mm 2804 mm
Cargo Volume 433 L 450 L
Front Headroom 986 mm 1011 mm
Front Legroom 1072 mm 1155 mm
Gross Weight 1650 kg --
Ground Clearance 135 mm 135 mm
Height 1435 mm 1466 mm
Kerb Weight 1228 kg 1465 Kg
Length 4641 mm 4854 mm
Rear Headroom 952 mm 960 mm
Rear Legroom 907 mm 904 mm
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Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Shock Absorbers Type Coil Spring --

Wheel & Tyre

Tyre Type Radial Radial
Wheel Size R15 R16
Alloy Wheel Size R15 16 Inch
Tyre Size 195/65R15 205/65R16


Adjustable Steering Column Yes Yes
Steering Gear Type Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Steering Type Power Power
Turning Radius 5.3 m 5.4 m
Steering Column Tilt and Telescopic Tilt and Telescopic


Anti-Lock Braking System Yes Yes
Child Safety Locks Yes Yes
Crash Sensor Yes Yes
Door Ajar Warning Yes Yes
Driver Airbag Yes Yes
Ebd Yes Yes
Engine Check Warning Yes Yes
Front Impact Beams Yes Yes
Passenger Airbag Yes --
Rear Camera Yes Yes
Rear Seat Belts Yes Yes
Seat Belt Warning Yes Yes
Side Airbag-Front Yes Yes
Side Impact Beams Yes Yes
Tyre Pressure Monitor Yes Yes
Vehicle Stability Control System Yes Yes
Brake Assist Yes Yes
Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts Yes Yes
Day & Night Rear View Mirror Yes Yes
Traction Control Yes Yes
Side Airbag-Rear Yes --
Parking Sensors No --
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Central Locking Yes Yes
Power Door Locks Yes Yes
Smart Access Card Entry No No
Engine Immobilizer No No

Engine Details

No Of Cylinders 4 4 4 4
Valves Per Cylinder 4 4 4 4
Compression Ratio 12.5:1 12.5:1 11.3:1 11.3:1
Engine 2.0L Petrol Engine, In-Line 4 Cylinder 16 Valve DOHC 2.0L Petrol Engine, In-Line 4 Cylinder 16 Valve DOHC 2.4L Petrol Engine, In-Line 4 Cylinder 16 Valve DOHC 2.4L Petrol Engine, In-Line 4 Cylinder 16 Valve DOHC
Valve Configuration DHOC DHOC DOHC DOHC

Comfort & Convenience

Accessory Power Outlet Yes Yes
Adjustable Seats Yes Yes
Air Conditioner Yes Yes
Automatic Climate Control Yes No
Bottle Holder Yes Yes
Centre Console Armrest Yes Yes
Cruise Control Yes Yes
Cup Holders-Front Yes Yes
Cup Holders-Rear Yes Yes
Heater Yes Yes
Height Adjustable Driver Seat Yes Yes
Keyless Entry Yes Yes
Low Fuel Warning Light Yes Yes
Power Steering Yes Yes
Power Windows Front Yes Yes
Rear Seat Headrest Yes Yes
Remote Trunk Opener Yes No
Heated Seats - Front No No
Multi-function Steering Wheel Yes Yes
Power Windows Rear Yes --
Rear A/C Vents Yes Yes
Rear Seat Center Arm Rest Yes Yes
On Board Computer Yes Yes
Seat Lumbar Support No Yes
Engine Start/Stop Button No No
Rear Reading Lamp Yes --
Foldable Rear Seat No Yes
Vanity Mirror No Yes
Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddle -- No
Electric Folding Rear View Mirror -- No
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Entertainment & Communication

CD Player Yes --
FM/AM/Radio Yes Yes
Integrated 2DIN Audio Yes Yes
Speakers Front Yes Yes
Speakers Rear Yes Yes
Touch Screen Yes Yes
USB & Auxiliary Input Yes Yes
Bluetooth Connectivity Yes Yes
Navigation System No No
Voice Control No No
DVD Player Yes Yes
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Adjustable Headlights Yes Yes
Fog Lights Front No No
Moon Roof No --
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator No Yes
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror No Yes
Rear Window Wiper No No
Removable Convertible Top No Yes
Roof Carrier No --
Side Stepper No --
Sun Roof No Optional Optional
Rear Window Washer No No
Front Brake Type Ventilated Discs Ventilated Discs Ventilated Discs Ventilated Discs
Integrated Antenna Yes Yes
Chrome Garnish No --
Rear Brake Type Solid Discs Solid Discs Solid Discs Solid Discs
Alloy Wheels -- Yes
Manually Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror -- No
Remote Fuel Lid Opener -- Yes
Rear Spoiler -- No
Rain Sensing Wiper -- Yes
Rear Window Defogger -- No
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Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank Yes Yes
Digital Clock Yes Yes
Digital Odometer Yes Yes
Electronic Multi Tripmeter Yes Yes
Tacho Meter Yes Yes
Advance Safety Feature Daytime Running Lights Daytime Running Lights --
Headlamp Type Projector Beam Projector Beam Projector Projector
Electric Adjustable Seats -- Yes
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