2022 Kia Forte vs. 2022 Kia Rio Review

January 17th, 2022 by

The 2022 Kia Forte and the 2022 Kia Rio are two excellent options for those looking for an affordable compact or subcompact sedan for sale. Both cars are fuel-efficient, surprisingly spacious, and have easy-to-use infotainment systems. But which of the two models for sale should you choose? A comparison of the two models may help you to decide.


The 2022 Kia Forte is powered by a 2.0-liter inline-4 gas engine with 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. It has a front-wheel-drive system with a continuously variable automatic transmission.

At the heart of the 2022 Kia Rio is a 1.6-liter inline-4 gas engine with 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet torque. The Rio is an all-wheel-drive car with a continuously variable automatic transmission like the Forte. The Forte is slightly more powerful than the Rio, with higher torque.


With more headroom and legroom at the back, the 2022 Kia Forte is the better option when it comes to providing comfort for passengers. The Forte’s spacious cabin allows backseat riders to stretch out during long rides. As far as space in the front is concerned, the difference between the two models for sale is negligible.

Fuel Efficiency

Both the 2022 Kia Forte and the 2022 Kia Rio offer excellent fuel efficiency. But the Forte will require fewer fuel stops than the Rio, especially if you’re just driving around the city. The Forte has a combined fuel economy rating of 35 mpg, while the Rio has a combined rating of 36 mpg.


The 2022 Kia Forte is wider and longer than the 2022 Kia Rio. This means it’s easier to find a parking spot for the Rio than the Forte. But being bigger, the Forte offers more trunk space with 15.3 cubic feet of space compared to Rio’s 13.7 cubic feet.


Both the 2022 Kia Forte and the 2022 Kia Rio are a delight to drive. The Forte, however, has a larger turning radius than the Rio, making it slightly more challenging to maneuver in tight spots.

Infotainment System

The 2022 Kia Rio has an intuitive infotainment system highlighted by an 8-inch touch-screen display positioned high on the dashboard for accessibility. The dash also has physical knobs and buttons to control audio and climate functions if you don’t want to use the touch screen. Rio’s other standard infotainment features include a six-speaker stereo, a USB port, Bluetooth connectivity, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, satellite radio, and a Wi-Fi hot spot.

The base model of the Forte comes with an 8.0-inch touch-screen display with Bluetooth and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. If you want a larger 10.3-inch display with in-dash navigation and SiriusXM satellite radio, you need to choose the higher trims. All models come with a secondary 4.2-inch color display between the gauges with an optional wireless charging pad for mobile phones.

The 2022 Kia Forte is now for sale at Nucar Kia of Tilton, and you can get it for as low as $22,740. You can save even more money with our promos and incentive programs. Call or visit us at our showroom in Tilton, NH, to know more about the Forte and other Kia models for sale.

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