Which is the larger Kia sedan – The Kia Optima or the Kia Forte?

Nowadays, finding the right sedan isn't just about picking the model with the look and feel you like; it's also about finding a car that's the right size for your lifestyle. Do you go with a spacious midsize sedan for riding with friends, or pick the smart compact sedan to save on transportation costs. That's the conundrum a lot of folks are faced with when choosing between the Kia Optima and the Kia Forte, but we're happy to help you find the right answer for your tastes and lifestyle here at Rick Case Kia.

So, as you might have guessed Kia Optima is a midsize sedan, so that means its slightly larger than the Kia Forte. With a passenger volume of 120.7 cubic-feet, the Kia is roomier on the inside than the Kia Forte by almost 25 cubic-feet, it's got some great interior materials options when you opt for the Kia Optima SX trim. On top of that, if you're on the taller side, you might want to pick the Kia Optima for its head and legroom alone. Featuring a one inch advantage in headroom and slightly more than three additional inches of leg room up front, the Kia Optima is certainly well-equipped for drivers of substantial stature.

But of course, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention that the Kia Forte has some sizable strengths in its own right. In fact, in many cases, the Kia Forte rivals its larger sibling in size. In fact, both the Kia Optima EX and Kia Forte EX have roughly the same amount of trunk space. The Kia Optima is slightly larger at 15.9 cubic-feet of cargo space, but the Kia Forte isn't too far off with 15.3 cubic-feet of luggage space. And that's not all because the Kia Forte LXS trim and Kia Optima S have just about the same clearance for head room in the back seat, and the Kia Forte actually beats the Kia Optima on rear seat leg room overall..

All told, there's more than enough room for most drivers in both the Kia Forte and Kia Optima, so you can simply pick the one with the features and amenities that most appeal to you. Of course, if you need a little more help deciding, drop our Kia dealership here in Duluth, and let us take you on a spin in both these stunning and spacious new Kia sedans.

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