What are the Differences Between All of the Kia Sedans?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparisons, Kia Cadenza, Kia Forte, Kia K900, Kia Optima, Kia Rio, Kia Stinger on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 6:07 pm
Kia logo on the traditional tiger nose grille

Kia Rio, Forte, Optima, Stinger, Cadenza, and K900 Differences

Kia currently has 6 sedan models. That’s quite a bit. If you’re looking for a sedan model of your own in the Kia catalog, that leaves you with several options that vary greatly in terms of pricing, specs, size, look, and more. This range starts with the compact and incredibly affordable 2018 Kia Rio and bookends with the 2017 Kia K900 full-size luxury sedan.

Therefore, we’re going to look at the many differences today between all of the current Kia sedan models. Which ones are those? The current sedan models are the 2018 Kia Rio, the 2018 Kia Forte, the 2018 Kia Optima, the 2018 Kia Stinger, the 2018 Kia Cadenza, and the 2017 Kia K900! By pointing out the many changes, we hope this will help you find the perfect Kia sedan fit for you!

2018 and 2017 Kia Sedan Comparisons

2018 Kia Rio blue exterior shot parked on tiles next to a carved sailboat

Kia Rio

2019 Kia Forte red exterior shot around a cliff seaside

Kia Forte

2019 Kia Optima silver driving down a forest road

Kia Optima

Model 2018 Kia Rio 2018 Kia Forte 2018 Kia Optima 2018 Kia Stinger 2018 Kia Cadenza 2017 Kia K900
Starting MSRP $13,900 $16,800 $22.600 $31,900 $32,290 $49,900
Base Engine 1.6L Inline 4 2L Inline 4 2.4L Inline 4 2L Inline 4 3.3L V6 3.8L V6
Horsepower 130 147 185 255 290 311
Torque (lb-ft) 119 132 178 260 253 293
Combined Fuel Economy (MPG) 32 32 29 25 23 20
Cargo Capacity (ft3) 13.7 14.9 15.9 23.3 16 15.9
Seating Capacity 5 5 5 5 5 5
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.) 11.9 13.2 18.5 15.9 18.5 19.8
Classification Compact Sedan Compact Sedan Midsize Sedan Midsize Sports Sedan Midsize Luxury Sedan Full-Size Luxury Sedan

2018 Kia Stinger red exterior shot on an arctic tundra snow floor

Kia Stinger

2019 Kia Cadenza white exterior shot outside a country estate

Kia Cadenza

2019 Kia K900 white driving with a blurry background

Kia K900

This is a general overview of the differences between all of the current Kia sedan models. However, please seek out additional Kia information in further detail if you’re interested in the available features and technology of each model.

Also of note, new 2019 models of the Kia Forte, Kia Optima, Kia Cadenza, and Kia K900 are expected soon. Most of these have a scheduled release date of fall 2018 or spring 2019.


2019 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Kia Sorento


Find Current Kia Sedan Models in Schenectady, NY

All of the models listed above are available for purchase here at Fuccillo Kia of Schenectady. You can test drive any Kia sedan first by giving us a call. You can contact our team online, by phone, or in person at our dealership located in Schenectady County. Come find your favorite Kia sedan today!

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