The 2016 Kia Rio and Rio 5-door subcompacts receive revised front and rear styling, minor interior enhancements and an upgraded UVO eServices package. The 6-speed manual transmission is no longer offered on the Rio 5-door, while the SX trim gains the contents of last year's Premium package.
The Kia Rio sedan and Rio 5-door hatchback carry over unchanged for the 2015 model year. In welcome news, so do their price tags.
About Kia Rio
Kia's 2016 Rio sedan and Rio 5-door subcompacts may be small and inexpensive, but you'd never know it from looking at the pair. The Rio stands out from the Nissan Versa and Chevy Sonic by offering an impressive list of standard and available features, such as Kia's UVO infotainment system, power-folding side mirrors and navigation. Kia's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty is also standard, nearly double what is offered by the Honda Fit, Scion iA or Ford Fiesta. Having come a long way from the first subcompacts to hit U.S. shores, the Kia Rio and Rio 5-door prove you can have good fuel economy and a low car payment without feeling like you've had to sacrifice much to get both.