Kia Rio

Kia Rio

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.

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.

Consumer Reviews

great little car

By on Friday, October 3, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 28,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Drives fine for a small car, handles well. Great gas mileage and can't beat the warranty"

14 people out of 14 found this review helpful

HAPPY ACCIDENT!!!

By on Friday, May 13, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 43,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great price, good on gas, sporty look and design"

Cons: "no middle console"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I went to the dealership with intentions on buying a toyota camry. The Rio was next to the camry and it's red color caught my eye so I asked to test drive it. What a great surprise! It's very roomy on the inside and the body is a sleek, sporty design that I really love. It had a lot of features the camry didn't offer, such as the warranty, satellite radio, and eco function for gas. I have had it for about 2 months and so far no complaints! Really great on gas, and handles well on the road. I would recommend this car to anyone who wants a sporty sedan, with bells and whistles, without the high costs. Great for the price! Good luck :-)"

11 people out of 11 found this review helpful

A peppy reliable car

By on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 42,187

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "pep, gas mileage, spacious, steering"

Cons: "With height hard to get in without bending over"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car is a peppy car. With a 11 gallon gas tank it states 337 miles till empty. It has pep and zip. Power steering is great. Spacious interior and nice looking as well. The only problem is getting in I have to bend a little more then usual at 6'1". The paint quality is great and so has been mechanical reliability. I really like this little car."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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