Kia Rio Sedans

Kia Rio

About Kia Rio

The value-packed 2018 Kia Rio, available as a sedan or 5-door hatchback, boasts a larger interior than its diminutive size would suggest, a generous serving of tech-savvy features and the best warranty in the segment. The Rio is a more substantial car than its sub-$15,000 base price would suggest, and its options list includes items that you'd normally find on cars costing significantly more. All-new for 2018, the Rio is bolstered by an attractive, quiet interior, a comfortable ride, and an expansive array of safety features. An underappreciated car in the subcompact group, the Rio is poised to take on segment standouts like the Honda Fit, Nissan Versa (and Note), Ford Fiesta and Toyota Yaris.

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2018 Kia Rio
What's new for 2018?
2018 Kia Rio

Kia's subcompact sedan and hatchback are all-new for 2018, riding on a new, larger platform with a new body. The redesigned interior is more upscale, and the Rio also has an expanded suite of safety features.

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2017 Kia Rio
What's new for 2017?
2017 Kia Rio

The 2017 Kia Rio and Rio 5-door receive few changes this year. Last year’s revised front and rear styling can now be sprayed in some zazzy new colors, including Red and Black on the LX trim. Digital Yellow is off the palette and the 4-door SX trim level has been discontinued.

2016 Kia Rio
What's new for 2016?
2016 Kia Rio

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.

2015 Kia Rio
What's new for 2015?
2015 Kia Rio

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.

2014 Kia Rio
What's new for 2014?
2014 Kia Rio

The 2014 Kia Rio and Rio 5 receive only minor enhancements this year. Additional plastic shielding under the car helps improve aerodynamics, while interior upgrades include a new water-temperature gauge. A redesigned Smart Key fob includes a folding key for added convenience.

2013 Kia Rio
What's new for 2013?
2013 Kia Rio

For 2013, Kia offers its Idle Stop and Go (ISG) technology as part of the Rio EX's Eco package. ISG automatically shuts down the engine when stopped and then restarts it once the gas pedal is depressed. Also new are steering-wheel paddle shifters on the Rio SX.

2012 Kia Rio
What's new for 2012?
2012 Kia Rio

The Kia Rio has been completely revamped for 2012 and has an even lower price tag. It's still available as a 4-door sedan, but adds a 5-door hatchback design, both of which sport a new look, a new engine and enough tech-savvy features to make others in its class jealous.

2011 Kia Rio
What's new for 2011?
2011 Kia Rio

With an all-new model coming in 2012, the Kia Rio sees no major changes for 2011.

2010 Kia Rio
What's new for 2010?
2010 Kia Rio

For 2010, the Rio receives a new front end treatment, keeping it inline with the new face of Kia. Changes include a new grille, headlamps and bumper, as well as full body-colored front and rear bumper and color-keyed side moldings. An "EcoMinder" fuel economy indictor light is made standard on all automatics, while Bluetooth, cruise control and integrated side mirror turn signals join the options list.

2009 Kia Rio
What's new for 2009?
2009 Kia Rio

All 2009 Kia Rio models receive an AM/FM/MP3 compatible CD stereo with a three-month trial subscription to SIRIUS Satellite Radio as standard equipment. LX and SX trims add a USB port beside the standard auxiliary audio input jack.

2008 Kia Rio
What's new for 2008?
2008 Kia Rio

A five-door LX model is added to the Rio line (covered in a separate review), while all LX models receive a new auxiliary audio input jack.

2007 Kia Rio
What's new for 2007?
2007 Kia Rio

A new trim, the SX, is added to the lineup and features 15-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, rear spoiler, sport seats with black mesh inserts and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

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