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Kia Cars for Commuters

Kia Cars for Commuters

Kia has a great lineup for commuters. The brand is known for stellar interiors, sharp exterior styling, outstanding warranties, and unbeatable tech to keep you safe, entertained, and connected. But which car to choose for your daily commute? Never fear. We'll give you a run-down of the top three commuter cars in the Kia lineup and help you choose which is right for you. The biggest consideration is size. Do you want small, medium, or grande?

Kia Rio

Kia Rio

The newly-redesigned Rio is the subcompact sedan in the Kia family. The Rio stands out as being one of the most reliable cars on the market in any class, according to JD Power and Associates. The Rio's other selling points are its fun driving dynamics and unbeatable price. This Kia starts at just $13,900 for the sedan or $14,200 for the hatchback. Given its size, the Rio is best for a single driver and one passengers, though the backseat is available for one or two car seats. If you think that means the front-seat occupants will be cramped, think again. It's surprisingly generous in head and leg room. You'll enjoy the largest cabin space in any subcompact sedan. If you're interested in cargo space, invest in the hatchback. Even with all that space, you won't feel weighed down. The Rio gets 32 combined miles per gallon and has some of the nimblest handling available anywhere near that price.

Kia Forte

Kia Forte

Next up in size is the Kia Forte. This compact car, like the Rio, comes as a four-door sedan or hatchback (the Forte5) but measures a foot-and-a-half longer. The Forte starts at just $18,200, which includes rearview camera and the UVO infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. This Kia has outstanding safety features, on top of a Top Safety Pick Plus designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Like the Rio, you're also looking at better than average reliability. The Forte has one of the nicest interiors among compact cars, and even the tallest passengers will sit comfortable within it. The Forte gets outstanding gas mileage to rival even the smaller Rio. In short, the Kia Forte is a wonderful around-town car and well worth a test drive.

Kia Optima

Kia Optima & Hybrid

The Kia Optima is a commuter's dream, if you like active safety features and standard tech features, like 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, rear cross traffic alert, rear parking sensors, and blind spot monitoring. The Optima got an uplift for the 2019 year, giving this Kia an even more impressive exterior. The Optima is a full foot longer the Kia Rio and puts that length to use in more cargo space and leg room. Small enough to be used as a daily commuter but large enough to fill with friends or kids on evenings and weekends, the Optima starts at just $22,600. This Kia has an unbeatable warranty, great reliability, and some styling chops that will make you confident when parking next to the boss's car. If you want to maximize the already enviable fuel economy, opt for the Kia Optima Hybrid. Your gas mileage will go from 28 city and 37 highway miles to 39 city and 46 highway miles. What's a gas station for again?