The 2019 Kia Rio subcompact sedan has sophisticated style enhanced by its longer, sleeker, and more aerodynamic profile and wider stance. The Rio provides you with the perfect balance of quality and affordability. Currently available in two trim levels, LX and S, this small car leaves a big impression.
The Rio is equipped with a lively 1.6-liter four-cylinder DOHC engine producing 130 horsepower and 119 pound-feet of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via an electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. You’ll be rewarded with 28 mpg around the city, and an impressive 37 mpg for highway driving.
The Kia Rio is a solid, established, affordable subcompact car that has been a contender in its class for quite some time. The 2018 model has been refashioned with a more conventional exterior and a new interior with more tech features available on upper trim models. There are many reasons to consider buying the 2018 Kia Rio. Below, we discuss four of them.
The redesigned 2018 Rio earned the top rating of “Good” in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) driver-side crash test. It also earned “Good” ratings in the side impact crash test, roof strength, and head restraint and seat tests. The Rio’s available forward collision prevention system with automatic emergency braking earned the top score of “Superior.” These scores are improvements over those of past models and are probably earned in part by the Rio’s new platform, which is built with 30 percent stronger steel. Other safety features include an anti-lock brake system, electronic stability control, and an advanced airbag system.
The 2018 Kia Rio is packed with features that will turn heads and make driving more fun than ever before. These are some of the features we’re sure you’ll love.
Power and Performance
Under the hood of the new Kia Rio, you’ll find an enhanced 1.6-liter inline-four engine that gives you 130 horsepower and 119 pound-feet of torque. You can go for the standard 6-speed manual transmission that has been re-engineered for the 2018 model or for the available 6-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic for added sports performance.
The new Rio has also been updated with 30% more advanced high-strength steel and high-quality insulating materials to offer drivers the quietest and smoothest ride yet.