The 2018 Kia Forte vs Rio - March 15, 2018

Check out how the Forte and Rio compare to one another if you're considering either for your next car.

The 2018 Kia Forte

The 2018 Kia Forte features a 1.8-liter engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. This front-wheel drive model features a battery with run-down protection, electric power-assist steering, stainless steel exhaust, four-wheel ABS disc brakes, vented front discs, hill hold control, brake assist and a 90-amp alternator.

The interior features a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, power windows, front and rear cup holders, remote release for the trunk and fuel hatch, remote keyless entry, illuminated entry, a panic button, illuminated glove box, chrome interior accent, a full floor console with covered storage, 12-volt power outlets, concealed storage in the cargo area, power door locks and air filtration.

The 2018 Kia Forte's safety features include ABS and driveline traction control, electronic stability control, a low tire pressure warning system, side impact beams, dual stage driver and passenger seat-mounted side airbags, dual stage driver and passenger front airbags, an airbag occupancy sensor, curtain first and second row airbags and rear child safety locks.

Exterior features include body color heated side mirrors, a spare tire mobility kit, 15-inch steel wheels with covers, a rear window defroster, variably intermittent wipers, light tinted glass and automatic off projector beam halogen headlights with delay off.

The Forte's entertainment features include a radio with speed compensated volume control, an AM/FM stereo, Sirius satellite radio, CD player, MP3 decoder, USB/auxiliary input jacks, wireless streaming and four speakers.

The 2018 Kia Rio

The 2018 Kia Rio features driver and passenger vanity mirrors, front and rear beverage holders, front door bins, air conditioning, a tilt steering wheel, a split folding rear seat, front bucket seats and heated power door mirrors.

Entertainment features include SiriusXM radio, a CD player, MP3 decoder, four speakers, audio controls mounted on the steering wheel and 1 gigabyte of internal memory.

The Rio features a 1.6-liter engine with variable valve control backed by a mode select six-speed automatic transmission. This combination makes 138 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 123 pound-feet of torque at 4,850 rpm.

The Rio's safety and security features include ABS brakes, four-wheel disc brakes, brake assist, traction control, electronic stability control, ignition disable, speed-sensing steering, a rear window defroster, a low tire pressure warning system, dual front side impact airbags, an overhead airbag, dual front impact airbags and an occupant-sensing airbag.

The Rio's front row features 40 inches of headroom, 53.1 inches of shoulder room, 43.8 inches of legroom and 52.1 inches of hiproom. The rear row features 31.1 inches of legroom, 51.2 inches of hiproom, 37.6 inches of headroom and 52.1 inches of shoulder room. Additionally, the Rio features 14 cubic feet of interior cargo volume.

Visit Superior Kia

Stop by Superior Kia to test drive the Forte or Rio so you can decide which one you like better. Though they're both great vehicles, a test drive is the final tie breaker. If you need service, parts, or accessories, Superior Kia can help you there too.

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