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2023 Kia Rio LX FWD
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2023 Kia Rio
LX FWD
2023 Kia Forte
GT FWD
MSRP
$24,190
Invoice
$23,102
Average Price Paid
$25,186
553 listings nationwide

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2023 Kia Rio
LX FWD
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2023 Kia Forte
GT FWD
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Specs

2023 Kia Rio
LX FWD
2023 Kia Forte
GT FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
32 MPG
22 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
41 MPG
31 MPG
35 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11.9 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
120 hp @ 6,300 RPM
201 hp @ 6,000 RPM
201 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
112 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.2:1
10:1
10:1
Displacement
1,600 cc
1,600 cc
1,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.98 in x 3.5 in
3.03 in x 3.35 in
3.03 in x 3.35 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
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
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
Maximum Payload -- 956 lbs
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

2023 Kia Rio
LX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Clear White
  • Silky Silver
2023 Kia Forte
GT FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Currant Red
  • Gravity Gray
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sporty Blue
  • Steel Gray

Option Packages

  • GT2 Package

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