2017 Kia Forte5 vs 2017 Kia Rio 5-Door

Are you looking for a sporty vehicle that offers some versatility, but don't want a crossover? A hatchback car is the perfect option! Unlike their forefathers, today's hatchbacks are very sleek and resemble the models found in Europe – and they offer plenty of room for cargo while staying as efficient as possible. The Kia brand has two hatchback models: the compact Forte5 and the subcompact Rio 5-Door. Both models are great choices, but we want you to drive away happy – so we have built a comparison to show the similarities and differences between the two vehicles.

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2017 Kia Forte5 VS 2017 Kia Rio 5-Door
Compact Size Classification Subcompact

2.0L DOHC I-4 

1.6L turbo DOHC I-4

Engine Options 1.6L Inline 4
5 Seating Capacity 5
23.2 cubic feet, plus more with collapsed rear seats Cargo Space 15.0 / 49.8 cubic feet

How Efficient are the 2017 Kia Forte5 and the 2017 Kia Rio 5-Door?

The 2017 Kia Forte5 and 2017 Kia Rio 5-Door are both incredibly efficient so that you can go farther with fewer fill-ups. This can be credited to their awesome engine choices. 

The 2017 Kia Forte5 is available with two different engine options, which include: 

  • 2.0L DOHC I-4 (160 to 164 horsepower; 149 to 151 lb.-ft. torque; 25 mpg-city / 34 mpg-highway estimated fuel economy; 13.2-gallon fuel tank; 448.8-highway mile estimated driving range) 

  • 1.6L turbo DOHC I-4 (201 horsepower; 195 lb.-ft. torque; 23 to 25 mpg-city / 29 to 30 mpg-highway estimated fuel economy; 13.2-gallon fuel tank; 382.8 to 396-highway mile estimated driving range) 

Only one engine is available for the 2017 Kia Rio, which is a: 

  • 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) 

To better understand which of these two hatchback models is right for you, come visit us here at Lehighton Kia and test drive them both.

Front/side profile of blue 2017 Kia Forte5
Rear view of red 2017 Kia Rio 5-Door
Blue 2017 Kia Forte5 with palm trees
Side view of red 2017 Kia Rio 5-Door

2017 Kia Forte Lehighton PA
2017 Kia Rio Lehighton PA