2017 Kia Forte vs 2017 Kia Rio

Are you looking for a high-quality sedan that will take you farther with fewer fill-ups along the way? Then you have come to the right place! Kia vehicles are lauded for being both stylish and fuel-efficient. The brand's sedan lineup has several options, and the 2017 Kia Forte and 2017 Kia Rio are a couple of the most popular choices for drivers. We love both models equally, but we have created a comparison to help you decide which one is right for you.

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2017 Kia Forte VS 2017 Kia Rio
Compact Size Classification Subcompact
5 Seating Capacity 5
14.9 cubic feet Trunk Space 13.7 cubic feet

2.0L DOHC I-4, Atkinson cycle 

2.0L DOHC I-4

Engine Options 1.6L Inline 4

Engine Options and Power for 2017 Kia Forte and 2017 Kia Rio

In addition to the variation in size, the 2017 Kia Forte and 2017 Kia Rio are outfitted with different engine options to help deliver the best efficiency and the smoothest driving experience. 

The 2017 Kia Forte can be outfitted with the following engines: 

  • 2.0L DOHC I-4, Atkinson cycle (147 horsepower; 132 lb.-ft. torque; 25 to 29 mpg-city / 34 to 38 mpg-highway estimated fuel economy; 13.2-gallon fuel tank; 448.8 to 501.6-highway mile estimated driving range) 

  • 2.0L DOHC I-4 (160 to 164 horsepower; 149 to 151 lb.-ft. torque; 25 mpg-city / 33 mpg-highway estimated fuel economy; 13.2-gallon fuel tank; 435.6-highway mile estimated driving range) 

The 2017 Kia Rio, on the other hand, comes with: 

  • 1.6L Inline 4 (138 horsepower; 123 lb.-ft. torque; 27 mpg-city / 36 mpg-highway estimated fuel economy; 11.4-gallon fuel tank; 410.4-highway mile estimated driving range) 

Like we said, we love the 2017 Kia Forte and 2017 Kia Rio equally. In order to discover which sedan is right for you, we recommend that you come visit us here at Lehighton Kia and test drive both models.

Front/side profile of 2017 Kia Forte
Steering wheel of 2017 Kia Rio
Front seats and dash of 2017 Kia Forte
Front seats of the 2017 Kia Rio

2017 Kia Forte Lehighton PA
2017 Kia Rio Lehighton PA