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2712 Veterans Blvd. Kenner, LA 70062 504-620-0000
2712 Veterans Blvd., Kenner, LA 70062
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2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Kia Optima vs 2020 Kia Rio In Kenner, Louisiana

Here at Premier Kia of Kenner, our goal is to help drivers find a new car they'll love. We are proud to carry the full range of new Kia models for sale at our dealership in Kenner, Louisiana. If you are thinking about a new Kia sedan, you might be trying to decide which new car is best for you. Kia makes a range of vehicles to accommodate a range of tastes and budgets. To help you with your new car search, we've taken a moment to compare the new Kia Forte, Optima, and Rio, so you can choose the right car for you to enjoy on the roads of Metairie, Louisiana.

After you read our review and comparison of the new Kia models, you'll want to get behind the wheel for a road test and tour. If you are eager to get behind the wheel, you can schedule your test drive in advance.

2020 Forte 2020 Optima 2020 Rio
Starting MSRP $17,790 $23,190 $15,750
Engine 2.0L 4-Cylinder 2.4L 4-Cylinder 1.6L 4-cylinder
Horsepower 147 185 120
Touch-Screen Display 8-inch 8-inch 7-inch
EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy 31/41/35 (City/Highway/Combined) 25/35/29 (City/Highway/Combined) 33/41/36 (City/Highway/Combined)
Headroom: Front / Rear 38.8/37.5 inches 39.8/37.8 inches 38.9/37.4 inches
Passenger Volume 96.0 cubic feet (Interior) 104.8 cubic feet 89.9 cubic feet
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Available Available Available
Manual Transmission Option Available Not Available Not Available

Kia Sedan Interiors

  • Seating: The 2020 Kia Forte offers a 6-way adjustable driver's seat and a 6-way adjustable front passenger's seat. You and your co-pilot can both customize your preferred seating position for maximum comfort. The 2020 Optima also offers a 6-way passenger seat adjustment while increasing driver comfort to an 8-way adjustable seat with a 2-way power lumbar support. In the 2020 Kia Rio, we find a 6-way adjustable driver's seat.
  • Features and Options: The Forte delivers such appealing features as a 4-speaker audio system, 8-inch touch-screen display, and Bluetooth® wireless technology. In the 2020 Optima, we find a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, cloth seat trim, and drive mode select. Rio drivers are treated to a 7-inch touch-screen display, MP3 audio system, and six speakers with front tweeters.

Kia Sedan Performance

  • Engine:The 2020 Forte is motivated by a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 147 horsepower and pairs with a 6-speed manual transmission. Under the hood of the the 2020 Optima, we find a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that delvers 185-horsepower. The Rio is powered by a 1.6-liter, inline 4-cylinder engine and boasts an intelligent variable automatic transmission.
  • Torque: When it comes to maximum torque, the Rio produces 112 pound-foot of torque at 4,500 RPM while the 2020 Forte delivers 132 pound-foot of torque at 4,500 RPM and the 2020 Optima generates 178 pound-foot at 4,000 RPM.
  • Suspension: When you test drive one of the new Kia sedans for sale at our Metairie, Louisiana, area car dealership, you'll enjoy the smooth ride of MacPherson front struts in the new Forte sedan and MacPherson front struts with a stabilizer bar in the new Optima. The Rio also boasts a MacPherson strut-front suspension and stabilizer bar as well as gas shock absorbers.

Kia Warranty

Every new Kia sedan compared here comes with the industry-leading Kia 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. This warranty program* consists of:

  • 10-year/100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty
  • 5-year/60,000 mile limited basic warranty
  • 5-year/100,000 mile limited anti-perforation warranty
  • 5-year/60,000 mile roadside assistance plan

Test Drive the New Rio, Optima & Forte Sedans at Premier Kia of Kenner

Regardless of the new Kia sedan that interests you, Premier Kia of Kenner offers a wide selection of trim models and color options in stock for you to test drive and explore. Take these step-by-step directions from your home to our new Kia showroom to enjoy a guided tour of the model or models that caught your eye and compare each of these new cars for sale in person.

Our full-service Kia dealership in Kenner, Louisiana, is here to assist you with all things Kia. From sales to service to lease offers, our team takes pride in helping drivers to find affordable oil changes and competitive lease offers on new Kia sedans. If you already know which car interests you, or you simply want to get a jump start on the paperwork, you can submit a no-obligation auto loan application through our secure website.

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