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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Kia Rio
EX FWD
No Expert Reviews
2020 Kia Forte
EX FWD
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Last year marked the debut of the third-generation Kia Forte, which offered enhanced levels of visual and mechanical refinement. For 2020, Kia introduces a set of performance trims. I...

Specs

2019 Kia Rio
EX FWD
2020 Kia Forte
EX FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain --
FWD
Fuel Economy, City --
29 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
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
2020 Kia Forte
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Currant Red
  • Deep Sea Blue
  • Gravity Grey
  • Silky Silver
  • Snow White Pearl

Option Packages

  • Ex Special Edition

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