2013 KIA Rio vs. 2013 KIA Forte Comparison

2013 KIA Rio vs. 2013 KIA Forte Comparison: Comparing similar vehicles is a way to ensure you are getting the best vehicle for your needs. The team at KIA West knows how hard it can be to choose between the 2013 KIA Rio and the 2013 KIA Forte.

Both are affordable and have a plethora of standard features. So, we are going to break it down for you and you can choose which elements are more of a priority for your needs. For the purpose of this comparison the 2013 KIA Rio LX and the 2013 KIA Forte 2.0 LX are the base models chosen.

2013 KIA Rio SX UVO Exterior Side View


The outer appearance of the 2013 KIA Forte is more refined and sleek, while the 2013 KIA Rio is more sporty and aggressive. This is apparent in the different headlight, front grille, body contours and taillights. Both offer a modern look with a wide stance, low rooflines and modern colours paired with both chrome and black accents.


Both the 2013 KIA Rio and the 2013 KIA Forte can seat up to 5 passengers. The Rio has a cargo volume of 389L and the Forte has 415L. Both come standard with an AM/FM stereo with a CD player, a USB digital media input and 4 speakers.


Both vehicles come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission and front wheel drive. The Rio comes base with a 1.6L engine and the Forte comes with a 2.0L. The Forte offers more power but the Rio offers better fuel economy.

2013 Engines

2013 KIA Rio 1.6L – 138 horsepower
2013 KIA Forte 2.0L – 156 horsepower

2013 Fuel Economy

Fuel Economy-L/100km (MPG) City Highway
2013 KIA Rio 6.9 (41) 5.3 (53)
2013 KIA Forte 8.1 (35) 5.7 (50)

Pledge to Safety

The 2013 KIA Rio and 2013 KIA Forte are equipped with the best in safety features. Both come standard with six air bags, four-wheel-anti-lock brakes and a rigid, reinforced body structure for crash protection. They also come with an impact-sensing door lock system that automatically unlocks the doors following a collision, making it easier for first-responders to assist you.

2013 KIA Forte Awards

  • IIHS Top Safety Pick
  • Edmunds.com names it an “Editor’s Top Recommendation”

2013 KIA Rio Awards

  • RedDot Design Awards Winner 2012


The 2013 KIA Rio and the 2013 KIA Forte come with one of the best warranties on the market. They are covered by Kia’s comprehensive warranty program, which offers consumer protection at an exceptional value. Included in this program are a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty and a five-year/100,000-mile anti-perforation warranty. A five-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance plan also is part of the comprehensive vehicle coverage.

2014 KIA Forte SX Exterior Front End

2013 KIA Rio and 2013 KIA Forte for sale in Greater Vancouver, BC

The outer appearance of the 2013 KIA Forte is more refined and sleek, while the 2013 KIA Rio is more sporty and aggressive. Come test drive one or both of these great vehicles today and find the perfect fit for you and your family.

come to KIA West today for a test drive of the 2013 KIA Rio or 2014 KIA Forte. Your local Greater Vancouver KIA dealer – KIA West is dedicated to putting you in the perfect vehicle for you and your family.

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Disclaimer: Pricing is subject to change without notice, actual price may vary; installed options may also vary by dealer. Price does not include applicable license fees, insurance, registration, tax, freight/delivery, PDI or administration fees. Warranty may subject to change without notice, actual warranty may vary. Specification may change without notice. See dealership for final pricing, warranty, and availability. Not all warranty details are covered in this comparison review. For additional information and Extended Kia Warranty options, please contact Kia West in Coquitlam.

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