But where the Civic really has an edge is the variety Honda has for it. The 2013 Kia Forte lineup, in general, includes a few more features than rival models at about the same price. I've been driving my Kia Rio5 for about a month. We researched and analyzed 40 Kia Rio reviews for this 2013 Rio overview. Ride and handling hardly compare with the old Rio. The Rio felt stable at higher speeds, and had sportier handling than expected. Even after much of the compact segment has been redesigned—Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic, and even its distant cousin, the Hyundai Sonata—the Forte somehow remains competitive.
On my channel you will find short, 2-5min walkaround videos of Cars and Motorcycles. The front seats are supportive and offer a good amount of head- and legroom. No shipping fee, No waiting nervously for the postal delivery, you can start doing your repairs right away! I switched over to the Kia Rio in August 2013 as the Fiesta felt like a rough ride a little and I was having the brakes and rotors looked at. I've had my car for 2 years now and I absolutely love it! See you all soon - my son needs a car for school!!! The steering loads up on weight quickly, with the usual electric-steering lack of feedback. They've earned my respect, my money, and my business. Fitting fashionably in between the subcompact Rio and mid-size Optima, the 2013 Kia Forte covers all the bases with three different body styles of compact cars—including a Forte sedan, Forte 5-door hatchback, and Forte Koup two-door.
In fact, the Rio has surprisingly good power delivery, too, making for a pretty lively subcompact sedan that does justice to its sporty new looks. While we found the Rio to be agile and confident in the turns, we wouldn't equate it to the same athletic feel as the Ford Fiesta or Mazda Mazda2. The spacious cabin also makes it comfortable to drive, something that you can well appreciate with its 138-horsepower engine. They are specifically written for the do-it-yourself as well as the experienced mechanic. I would recommend this car to anyone. Standard equipment across the 2013 Forte model line includes front seat-mounted side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, front active headrests, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, and electronic stability control.
We appreciated the personal touch that can only be by someone who owns the business. Up against elevated gas prices, car shoppers should take comfort in the fact they don't have to pay a premium for a hybrid to save money at the pump. The front-drive Rio sports a 1. The Rio is a cozy place to be. The Forte lacks advanced safety options, such as blind-spot monitors, now appearing on its competitors.
The car boasts a solid engine with timing chain, comfortable commute, strong mileage, bluetooth, backup camera, wireless calling, and with the seats down in back you can haul most of what you need around a city. The five-door hatchback's more winning than the four-door sedan, for sure, but both have sworn off the benign, bubbly shape of the prior car for a sculpted, neatly detailed look that wears Kia's signature grille with economy-car flair. The bubbly, bland shapes of the former models have been ditched, and Peter Schreyer, Kia's new head of design, has penned a new range of cars with crisp, well-proportioned looks clearly influenced by cars from Peugeot, Opel, and Ford. All models have Kia's five-year, 60,000-mile warranty. First of all, I would like to mention that I am a little over 6ft tall, and I fit comfortably in the car. Across the entire line, a six-speed manual gearbox is standard while a six-speed automatic transmission is available. The Kia Rio sedan has a competitive amount of trunk space, at 13.
The back seat is more confined than in the Fit, with no adult-sized knee or head room to spare; its Accent cousin does a better job of providing space for four, and in luggage room too, where the Rio's nicely squared-off cargo hold nonetheless leaves the right kind of space for roll-on bags and Costco boxes. While its a small dealership, it has generous options and vehicles to choose your next car. The Rio's exterior looks sturdy and aggressive while its interior is filled with features normally reserved for larger, more expensive cars. To see what's new for 2013, click , or check out a of the two model years. One of the reasons we're so keen on the latest Rio and Hyundai Accent is the heavy dose of standard equipment offered on even the base editions.
While we've confirmed the 2013 Rio is nearly identical to the 2012 model, pricing hasn't been made final. I have thousands of High Definition videos of different types of vehicles, everything from new, classic, vintage, old cars, hot rods, motorbikes, recreational vehicles, motor boats, yachts, to airplanes, bicycles, and even tractors :- In most of my videos, I take a look at the exterior design and interior arrangements of the vehicle, so you can receive a general idea and appreciation of a certain brand or model. The Rio incorporates a 3-cylinder instrument panel and wraparound dash design that is simple and user-friendly. The Kia Rio's performance envelope doesn't stretch too far in the direction its Euro-themed shapes might suggest, but it's no longer a sluggish or listless performer. Best features for the money in this price range. We Did the Research for You: 40 Reviews Analyzed We base our used car rankings and reviews on an analysis of hard data — including crash test scores, reliability ratings, and total cost of ownership estimates — as well as the opinions of the automotive press.
Is the 2013 Rio the Best Model Year to Buy? Kia's flavor of this technology has fewer available voice commands for phone and audio. Aiding that feeling of spaciousness inside the Forte sedan is a rather tall roofline; that enables a pretty high seating position, with a reasonably good view outward, and the feeling of a lower beltline compared to some other models in this class. Elite Auto Sales is one of the best places to purchase a vehicle. Hatchbacks get a rear spoiler standard, as well as 15-inch wheels; tilt steering; steering-wheel audio controls; and split-folding rear seats. One distinct feature of the 2013 Rio is the Halo Body construction that was designed to help protect occupants in certain side impact and roll-over collisions. Available in sedan and four-door hatchback body styles.
It earned an Acceptable rating — the second-highest score — in the side impact test, but the second-lowest rating of Marginal in the small overlap crash test. The only thing that I wish was standard on the basic model would be the Bluetooth feature. That's not a bad thing, though: Kia has finally discovered a formula that makes that cars feel and look as well-constructed and almost as point-perfect as the Honda compacts of the early 1980s and 1990s. The down side is that actual seat comfort isn't so impressive; taller or wider drivers will be disappointed with the short, flat front seats, while the rear bench is contoured to fit two adults pretty well, but not for any measure of long-distance comfort. So Far, I've been averaging 37 mpg.