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2022 Kia Forte FE FWD
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2022 Kia Forte
FE FWD
No Expert Reviews
2021 Kia Rio5
S Hatchback FWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

Hatchbacks are a dying breed in the United States, as evidenced by the fact that there are just a few new-car options available today. Kia isn’t one to be dissuaded by the evidence, ho...

Specs

2022 Kia Forte
FE FWD
2021 Kia Rio5
S Hatchback FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
29 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
39 MPG
41 MPG
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 --
Rollover 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
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 1,023 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

2022 Kia Forte
FE FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Clear White
  • Gravity Gray
2021 Kia Rio5
S Hatchback FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Clear White
  • Currant Red
  • Silky Silver
  • Sporty Blue
  • Steel Gray

Option Packages

  • Technology Package

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