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2020 Kia Forte blue exterior shot showing driver side and front parked on dirt in field

Great Models for First-Time Car Buyers

At Kia Red Deer, we take special care to make sure that all of our customers get matched up with the right car for their needs, especially for first-time car buyers. If you are shopping for a car now, and this is your first time buying a car, please let our staff know so we can make suggestions for your situation.

Sometimes first-time car buyers are college students, young couples, recent move-ins from larger cities, or perhaps people who don’t seem to fit a first-time buyer mold. At Kia Red Deer we have compact cars like the Kia Rio, the Kia Soul, the Kia Forte, and the Kia Seltos, but more on those below. Kia is making a reputation as a builder of reliable, inexpensive, yet high-tech vehicles. Don’t be afraid to ask about hybrids and other alternatively fueled vehicles while you’re shopping. The following chart lists some of the best cars for first-time car buyers and some reasons why they are good for beginners, like MSRP, Fuel Economy, and more! Figures shown refer to the 2020 model year for the Rio and Forte, and the 2021 model year for the Soul and Seltos.

Kia Rio

Kia Forte

Kia Soul

Kia Seltos

$18,045 Starting MSRP $17,695 Starting MSRP $21,195 Starting MSRP $22,995 Starting MSRP
7.2L/100km City, 5.9L/100km Highway, 6.6L/100km Combined 8.7L/100km City, 6.6L/100km Highway, 7.1L/100km Combined 9.4L/100km City, 7.6L/100km Highway 8.7L/100km Combined 8.2L/100km City, 7.1L/100km Highway, 7.6L/100/km Combined
1.6L I4 Engine with 120 Horsepower 2.0L I4 Engine with 147 Horsepower, or 1.6L I4 Turbo Engine with 201 Horsepower 2.0L I4 Engine with 147 Horsepower 2.0L I4 Engine with 147 Horsepower
Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and Bluetooth® Connectivity Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and Bluetooth® Connectivity Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and Bluetooth® Connectivity Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and Bluetooth® Connectivity


Model Comparison

Each of these four Kia models demonstrate three main values that hold true across the entire Kia lineup, but especially for these economic cars: low cost of entry, good fuel economy, and high-tech interiors. Drivers will not find smartphone functionality lacking from this lineup, and that is just one part of what makes the latest Kia models such great tech offerings. Consider the following list of other technology features available on the 2020 Kia Forte.

Other Technology Features Available on the 2020 Kia Forte

  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Smart cruise Control
  • UVO Intelligence™ Connected Car Services
  • LCD Instrument cluster
  • Smart Key with Push-Button Start
  • Harman/Kardon® Premium Audio System
  • LED interior Lighting
  • And More!
2020 Kia Forte red driving away from shot motion blur
2020 Kia Rio interior high view of front cabin
2021 Kia Seltos parked back end open seats folded down