2019 Kia Rio vs 2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Kia Optima
What is the difference between all of the Kia sedan models? We’ll be explaining the answer to that question today by taking a look at the 2019 models of the Kia Rio, the Kia Forte, and the Kia Optima.
For the sake of this comparison, and keeping it on topic, we will be staying away from the Kia Stinger, the Kia Cadenza, and the Kia K900. This is primarily due to their vast differences in price and their target audiences. We will instead be focusing on the more budgeted and consumer-focused Kia sedans.
Rio, Forte, and Optima Sedan Comparison
|Model||2019 Kia Rio||2019 Kia Forte||2019 Kia Optima|
|Engine||1.6L Inline 4||2L Inline 4||2.4L Inline 4|
|2nd Engine Option||N/A||N/A||1.6L Turbocharged Inline 4|
|3rd Engine Option||N/A||N/A||2L Turbocharged Inline 4|
|Standard Transmission||6-Speed Shiftable Automatic||6-Speed Manual||6-Speed Shiftable Automatic|
|Optional Transmission||N/A||Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)||7-Speed Automated Manual|
|Combined Fuel Economy (mpg)||32||31-35*||24-31*|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)||11.9||14||18.5|
|Maximum Cargo Capacity (ft3)||13.7||15.3||15.9|
|Classification||Subcompact Sedan||Compact Sedan||Midsize Sedan|
*Combined fuel economy rating varies depending on the choice of engine and transmission.
Things progress as expected for the most part, with space, power, and price increasing with each size boost of the sedans. The only big surprises to point out is that the 2019 Kia Forte actually has the best fuel economy out of the 3 when equipped with a CVT. Additionally, the 2019 Kia Optima has a lot of variation in terms of engine options, supplying power that rivals a large SUV at its top-tier build.
Find, Test Drive, and Buy a Kia Sedan in Kenosha, WI
You can take a tour and a test drive with any of the Kia sedans listed above here at Palmen Kia. We have 2019 Kia Rio models, 2019 Kia Forte models, and 2019 Kia Optima models in stock among other Kia vehicles. Browse our online inventory to see our full selection of available models. For more information or assistance, please contact us. Our staff can be reached online, by phone, or in person. The Palmen Kia dealership is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin within the greater area of Kenosha County.