The Forte is in a larger vehicle class than the Rio — compact instead of subcompact — so think bigger, more powerful and more expensive. In addition, the Forte sedan has been redesigned for 2014, so it is the fresher of the two. The 2014 Forte also is available as the two-door Koup, which goes on sale in late-2013.
The 2013 Rio comes in sedan and hatchback styling and is the smallest model in Kia's lineup. Starting prices range from $14,400 to $18,700, including destination charges. In comparison, the Forte sedan runs from $16,700 to $20,200.
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