Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Forte than the Kia Rio. The Kia Rio will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Forte.
The Kia Forte will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Rio, making it more convenient to drive.
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Forte will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Rio. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Forte and the Kia Rio have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Kia Forte is much wider than the Kia Rio, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Kia Forte, which is slightly longer than the Kia Rio.
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Kia Forte transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Kia Rio.
The Kia Forte has a larger turning radius than the Kia Rio, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Forte is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Rio.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Forte and the Kia Rio. The Kia Forte has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Kia Rio.
The Kia Forte comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Rio.
Compare the 2014 Kia Forte and the 2014 Kia Rio.
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MSRP*: $15,900 - $19,500
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MSRP*: $13,900 - $17,900
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $500||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||As low as 1.90%|
|City MPG:||24 - 25||27|
|Highway MPG:||36 - 37||--|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||5 years/60,000 miles||5 years/60,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$15,599 - $18,528||$13,646 - $17,088|
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