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Kia Rio vs. Kia Forte Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Kia Rio vs. Kia Forte Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $20,450

Kia Rio EX   
Difference: $445

Lowest Total Invoice: $19,522

Kia Rio EX   
Difference: $271

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201820182018
ModelRioForteForte
TrimEXSEX
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $18,400 $19,300 $21,600
Base Invoice $17,627 $18,318 $20,410
Universal garage door opener 350 350 350
Cargo tray 80 80 80
Cargo mat 95 95 95
Floor mats 130 125 125
Partial leather seating sufaces 500    
Cargo net   50 50
Universal garage door opener 291 291 291
Cargo tray 67 67 67
Cargo mat 78 78 78
Floor mats 104 102 102
Partial leather seating sufaces 460    
Cargo net   42 42
Options (change) 1,155 700 700
Options (change) 1,000 580 580
Destination 895 895 895
Total Price $20,450 $20,895 $23,195
Total Invoice $19,522 $19,793 $21,885

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Kia Rio vs. Kia Forte

Lowest Adjusted Price: Kia Rio EX
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Kia Forte S
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $145
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $13
Model Year201820182018
ModelRioForteForte
TrimEXSEX
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine130hp I4164hp I4164hp I4
TransmissionM6T6T6
DrivetrainFWDFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 4?, 6?, 6
Tire (rear if not all the same)185/65-15205/55-16215/45-17
Total Price$20,450$20,895$23,195
Adjustments for Features0-300-2,350
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$20,450$20,595$20,845
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$250
Total Invoice$19,522$19,793$21,885
Adjustments for Features0-284-2,217
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$19,522$19,509$19,668
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$159

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Features Comparison: Kia Rio vs. Kia Forte

Model Year201820182018
ModelRioForteForte
TrimEXSEX
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manual$150  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100$1100
FWD$0$0$0
Accessories 
Proximity key  $250
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0  
Automatic braking, low-speed$200  
Blind spot warning system  $200
Cross-traffic warning, rear  $100
Forward collision warning$200  
Pedestrian detection$50  
Temporary spare tire$150  
Climate Control 
Automatic climate control, front  $200
Dual-zone climate control  $125
Interior air filter $0$0
Rear air vents  $100
Exterior 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) $25$25
Rear spoiler $200 
Infotainment 
Rear seat USB outlets (optional)$0  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Approach detection  $25
Fog lights$125 $125
Outside temperature display $50$50
Turn signals on or near mirrors  $25
Seats and Interior Trim 
Center armrest(s), second row $50$50
Heated front seats  $200
Interior trim, special color$0  
Leather seating surfaces  $900
Partial leather seating sufaces$450  
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector $200$200
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0 
Total Value of Features$1,325$1,625$3,675
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$300$2,350
Value of Feature Adjustments0-284-2,217

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Specifications Comparison: Kia Rio vs. Kia Forte

Model Year20182018
ModelRioForte
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase101.6 in106.3 in
Length172.6 in179.5 in
Width67.9 in70.1 in
Height57.1 in56.3 in
Curb Weight2,649 lb.2,909 lb.
Fuel Capacity11.9 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.9 in39.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room54.1 in56.1 in
Row 1 Hip Room52.9 in53.8 in
Row 1 Legroom42.1 in42.2 in
Row 2 Headroom37.4 in37.3 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.3 in54.9 in
Row 2 Hip Room52.4 in53.1 in
Row 2 Legroom33.5 in35.9 in
Cargo Volume13.7 ft314.9 ft3

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Option Package Details
Kia Forte S

Universal garage door opener
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0Yes
Total Requested250100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Kia Forte EX

Universal garage door opener
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0Yes
Total Requested250100%
Total Not Requested00%

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