TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A growing number of consumers are turning to compact cars such as the Kia Rio and the Kia Forte, as they are able to provide some of the highest fuel economy ratings of any vehicles in the automotive market. The 2014 models of both the Rio and the Forte are available at Briggs Kia in Topeka, Kan., and to assist consumers in researching the vehicles, the dealership is highlighting the features of each of the efficient compact cars.
Consumers seeking unmatched fuel efficiency are sure to find that the 2014 Kia Rio is one of the most appealing options in the Kia lineup. The subcompact car is equipped with a small four-cylinder engine which is capable of delivering 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway when paired to the standard six-speed manual or available electronic six-speed automatic transmission.
The smaller-displacement engine employs a variety of systems that help it to achieve maximum performance. Despite its impressive fuel efficiency, the Rio is able to produce 138 horsepower and 123 foot pounds of torque, which is more than adequate for the subcompact's small size.
The 2014 Kia Forte is also extremely fuel efficient, but as a compact car, it features more interior space and capabilities than the Rio. With a passenger volume of just over 96 cubic feet, the Forte has more than enough space to accommodate five passengers. When all seats are not needed, the split-folding rear seat back expands the 15 cubic feet of trunk space and allows the Forte to fit longer items.
The Kia Forte is also equipped with a number of safety features, all of which come standard. The compact car comes with a number of cabin-filling airbags and three-point seat belts for all seating positions to ensure that passengers are safe at all times. The safety systems of the Forte have helped it to be named as a 2014 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Consumers interested in learning more about the subcompact Kia Rio or the compact Kia Forte are encouraged to visit the Briggs Kia website to view the complete model overviews. Questions about either of the models or about the services provided at Briggs Kia can be directed to the dealership's sales team, which can be reached by phone at 855-346-9381, or through the website at www.briggskia.com.
Media Contact: Kory Suppes, Briggs Auto Group, 855-346-9381, firstname.lastname@example.org
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