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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Kia Rio
EX FWD
2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD
MSRP
$21,990
Invoice
$21,001
Average Price Paid
$20,986
843 listings nationwide

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2019 Kia Rio
EX FWD
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2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Kia Rio
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
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2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,495
16 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Kia Rio
EX FWD
No Expert Reviews
2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

Highways are increasingly full of crossovers and small SUVs, but not too long ago sedans ruled the road. The simple three-box design made for a vehicle that was, and still is, an effec...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 10

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Kia Rio
EX FWD
No User Reviews
2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD
50
writes:
Power Ranked 1963 Ford Fairlane better.
"Power isnt the question.its how a good american made engine feels"
Front Seats Ranked 1963 Ford Fairlane better.
"Awsome they dont make them like this anymore"

Specs

2019 Kia Rio
EX FWD
2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain --
FWD
Fuel Economy, City --
30 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway --
40 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11.9 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type --
Gasoline
Power --
147 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque --
132 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders --
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio --
12.5:1
Displacement --
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke --
3.19 in x 3.82 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
Leather Seats -- 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 42.1 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 33.5 in 35.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.7 cu ft 15.3 cu ft
Exterior
Length 172.6 in 182.7 in
Width 67.9 in 70.9 in
Height 57.1 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 101.6 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2019 Kia Rio
EX FWD
2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Currant Red
  • Fire Orange
  • Gravity Grey
  • Snow White Pearl

Option Packages

  • Ex Launch Edition

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