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Kia Rio vs. Kia Forte Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

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Kia Rio vs. Kia Forte Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $17,970

Kia Rio S   
Difference: $1,445

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year202020202020202020202020
ModelRioForteForteForteForteForte
TrimSFELXSGT-LineEXGT
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $16,390 $17,790 $19,190 $20,390 $21,990 $22,290
Universal garage door opener 350 350 350 350 350 350
Cargo tray 80 80 80 80 80 80
Cargo mat 95 95 95 95 95 95
Floor mats 130 125 125 125 125 125
Cargo net   50 50 50 50 50
Universal garage door opener 291 291 291 291 291 291
Cargo tray 67 67 67 67 67 67
Cargo mat 78 78 78 78 78 78
Floor mats 104 102 102 102 102 102
Cargo net   42 42 42 42 42
Options (change) 655 700 700 700 700 700
Options (change) 540 580 580 580 580 580
Destination 925 925 925 925 925 925
Total Price $17,970 $19,415 $20,815 $22,015 $23,615 $23,915

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Kia Rio vs. Kia Forte

Lowest Adjusted Price: Kia Rio S
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Kia Forte EX
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,965
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $180
Model Year202020202020202020202020
ModelRioForteForteForteForteForte
TrimSFELXSGT-LineEXGT
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine120hp I4147hp I4147hp I4147hp I4147hp I4201hp I4
TransmissionCVT-6M6CVT-6CVT-6CVT-6S7
DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 6?, 4?, 4?, 6?, 6?, 6
Tire (rear if not all the same)185/65-15195/65-15205/55-16215/45-17215/45-17225/40-18
Total Price$17,970$19,415$20,815$22,015$23,615$23,915
Adjustments for Features-8500-950-2,480-4,530-4,080
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$17,120$19,415$19,865$19,535$19,085$19,835
Cost Above Minimum$0$330$780$450$0$750

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Features Comparison: Kia Rio vs. Kia Forte

Model Year202020202020202020202020
ModelRioForteForteForteForteForte
TrimSFELXSGT-LineEXGT
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100 $1100$1100$1100 
6-speed manual $150    
7-speed automated manual     $1200
FWD$0$0$0$0$0$0
Accessories 
Proximity key    $250$250
Tilt steering wheel, manual$150     
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual $250$250$250$250$250
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist   $25$25$25
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0     
Blind spot warning system    $200 
Cross-traffic warning, rear    $100 
Rearview camera   $200$200$200
Temporary spare tire$150     
Vehicle health reports   $0$0$0
Cargo Management 
Overhead sunglass holder$25  $25$25$25
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support   $100$100$100
App support   $100$100$100
Apple CarPlay support   $100$100$100
Automatic climate control, front    $200 
Bluetooth audio streaming   $25$25$25
CD player $125$125   
Dual-zone climate control    $125 
Interior air filter $0$0$0$0$0
MP3-compatible player $50$50   
Rear air vents    $100 
Rear seat USB outlets (optional)$0     
SMS text-to-speech reader   $25$25$25
Voice control for external devices   $0$0$0
Exterior 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)   $25$25$25
Rear spoiler   $200  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Approach detection    $25$25
Automatic headlights$125  $125$125$125
Automatic-off headlights $25$25   
Fog lights    $125$125
Illuminated visor mirror, driver   $50$50$50
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger   $50$50$50
Outside temperature display $50$50$50$50$50
Turn signals on or near mirrors    $25$25
Visor mirror, driver$10$10$10   
Visor mirror, passenger$10$10$10   
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls     $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Center armrest(s), second row $50$50$50$50$50
Heated front seats    $200$200
Leather seating surfaces    $900$900
Leather-wrapped steering wheel   $150$150$150
Metal pedals     $75
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels   $350$350$350
Electronic systems calibration selector   $200$200$200
Sport suspension (upgrade)   $0 $0
Total Value of Features$1,570$720$1,670$3,200$5,250$4,800
Value of Feature Adjustments$850$0$950$2,480$4,530$4,080
Value of Feature Adjustments-690-69-170-289-257

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Specifications Comparison: Kia Rio vs. Kia Forte

Model Year20202020
ModelRioForte
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase101.6 in106.3 in
Length172.6 in182.7 in
Width67.9 in70.9 in
Height57.1 in56.5 in
Curb Weight2,715 lb.2,708 lb.
Fuel Capacity11.9 gal.14.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.9 in38.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room54.1 in56.1 in
Row 1 Hip Room52.9 in53.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.1 in42.2 in
Row 2 Headroom37.4 in37.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.3 in55.3 in
Row 2 Hip Room52.4 in51.1 in
Row 2 Legroom33.5 in35.7 in
Cargo Volume13.7 ft315.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Kia Forte FE

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

Option Package Details
Kia Forte LXS

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

Option Package Details
Kia Forte GT-Line

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%

Option Package Details
Kia Forte GT

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

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