Kia Forte vs Kia Rio5 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2021 Kia Forte EX FWD
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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Kia Forte
EX FWD
MSRP
$23,090
Invoice
$22,050
Average Price Paid
$22,556
705 listings nationwide

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2020 Kia Rio5
S FWD
MSRP
$16,790
Invoice
$16,295
Average Price Paid
$17,053
635 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 Kia Forte
EX FWD
Fair Price
$23,385
Good Price
$22,150
Great Price
$21,443
2020 Kia Rio5
S FWD
Fair Price
$17,821
Good Price
$16,883
Great Price
$16,347

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Kia Forte
EX FWD
No Expert Reviews
2020 Kia Rio5
S FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Kia Rio5 is a subcompact hatchback similar to the Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback, Honda Fit, Mitsubishi Mirage, and Nissan Versa Note. For 2020, it gets some important updates. The Rio...

Specs

2021 Kia Forte
EX FWD
2020 Kia Rio5
S FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
29 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
40 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 14 gal 11.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
147 hp @ 6,200 RPM
120 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque
132 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
112 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12.5:1
11.2:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
1,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.19 in x 3.82 in
2.98 in x 3.5 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 3 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.2 in 42.1 in
Back Legroom 35.7 in 33.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.3 cu ft 17.4 cu ft
Maximum Payload 884 lbs --
Exterior
Length 182.7 in 160 in
Width 70.9 in 67.9 in
Height 56.5 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 101.6 in

Available Options

2021 Kia Forte
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Currant Red
  • Deep Sea Blue
  • Gravity Gray
  • Snow White Pearl
2020 Kia Rio5
S FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Clear White
  • Currant Red
  • Deep Sea Blue
  • Phantom Gray
  • Silky Silver

Option Packages

  • Technology Package

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