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KIA Rio Specs

Engine 1591 cc
Power 130 hp
Seating 5 seats
Anti-Lock Braking System Yes

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By Abhishek Katariya on 12 Dec, 2019
Things We Like in Rio

Sports tuned handling and performance

Pricing and features go hand in hand

Industry-leading warranty of 10 years/10,000 miles

Things We Dont Like in Rio

Hatchback like cargo space

Steering comes with only tilt function

Base grade comprises with safety features

Recent Updates of KIA Rio

In the value-oriented segment like subcompact sedans and hatchbacks, Rio stands out with good build quality, great handling and a decent level of kit. The 2020 model introduced a new more efficient drivetrain. The Rio is available as either a sedan in two trims or a hatchback in just one trim. The engine irrespective of the trim is the all-new fuel-efficient 1.6L inline 4-cylinder mated to a CVT and producing 120 hp and 112 lb-ft of torque. A 7” touchscreen serves infotainment needs. A rearview camera and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support are standard. Forward collision avoidance and auto emergency braking are optional extra or standard on the higher specs. Prices start at $16,675 for the base sedan which makes it one of the most affordable hatchbacks. The Kia Rio competes against the Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris and the Hyundai Accent. 

KIA Rio Price

The Rio is priced between $15,390 and $16,190 .

KIA Rio Variants

There are 2 variants available of Rio: LX and S.

KIA Rio Power-trains

The Rio is powered by a 1591cc 4-cylinder Petrol engine produces 130 hp of power and 161 Nm of torque.

KIA Rio Features

The feature list of Rio includes Central Locking, Anti Theft Device and Anti-Theft Alarm in terms of security.

Features for Comfort & Convenience include Air Conditioner, Power Windows Front, Power Windows Rear, Heater, Rear A/C Vents, Adjustable Seats, Height Adjustable Driver Seat, On Board Computer, Accessory Power Outlet, Power Steering, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Cruise Control, Foldable Rear Seat, Remote Trunk Opener, Low Fuel Warning Light, Rear Reading Lamp, Rear Seat Headrest, Rear Seat Center Arm Rest, Cup Holders-Front, Cup Holders-Rear, Bottle Holder, Vanity Mirror, Keyless Entry and Centre Console Armrest.

Features for Entertainment & communication include Touch Screen, FM/AM/Radio, Navigation System, Bluetooth Connectivity, USB & Auxiliary Input, CD Player, Speakers Front, Speakers Rear, Integrated 2DIN Audio and Voice Control.

KIA Rio Interior

The interior features include Tacho Meter, Electronic Multi Tripmeter, Digital Clock, Digital Odometer, Electric Adjustable Seats, Driving Experience Control Eco and Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank.

KIA Rio Exterior

If we talk about the exterior features then it include Adjustable Headlights, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator and Integrated Antenna.

KIA Rio Safety

The safety features of the Model includes the Passenger Airbag, Side Airbag-Front, Driver Airbag, Side Airbag-Rear, Child Safety Locks, Anti-Lock Braking System, Brake Assist, Ebd, Vehicle Stability Control System, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning, Day & Night Rear View Mirror, Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts, Rear Camera, Parking Sensors, Crash Sensor, Engine Check Warning, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Front Impact Beams, Side Impact Beams, Door Ajar Warning and Traction Control.

KIA Rio 2022 Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
KIA Rio LX $15,390 *
OTR Price
1591 cc, 130 hp, 5 seats, Petrol
KIA Rio S $16,190 *
OTR Price
1591 cc, 130 hp, 5 seats, Petrol

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KIA Rio is available in 3 different colors - Aurora Black, Clear White and Silky Silver.

KIA Rio Review

By Abhishek Katariya on 12 Dec, 2019
  • Rio Overview
  • KIA Rio Interior & Features
  • Rio Exterior
  • KIA Rio Ride & Handling
  • Rio Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • KIA Rio Braking & Safety
  • Rio Verdict

Rio Overview

Rio is Kia’s entry into the sedan segment. This year it has been upgraded to keep up with the competition from rivals like Hyundai Accent, Toyota Yaris, and Nissan Versa. But, Rio gets you the class-leading warranty of 10 years/100,000 miles. Plus, with the new advancements, such as the newly inducted 120 hp 1.6L engine makes Rio more fun to drive while ensuring better fuel efficiency of 41 mpg on highways. This compact sedan is available in two grades, LX and S. The base grade offers all the essentials while the top grade offers some advanced features. Like, it has forward collision-avoidance assist, LED headlights, keyless entry, etc. Aside from this, the all-new Rio also highlights new CVT, 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard among both grades. With starting prices of $ 15,750, Rio is priced slightly higher than the rivals but proves to value for money sedan.

KIA Rio Interior & Features

Kia Rio presents a simple yet elegant cabin, refreshed dashboard, and easy to use controls. However, excessive hard plastic diminishes the quality of the cabin. While the textured lines present a sophisticated look. In terms of seating and comfort, the front row offers plenty of legroom and headroom. Also, the front seats are spacious and comfortable. But, the second-row seats don’t provide adequate leg-room for adults. In addition, the limited cargo capacity of Rio hinders you from planning a long trip. However, as a city sedan and daily commuter, Rio matches the day to day needs of the passengers with the 7-inch touchscreen display. Plus, you’ll get USB support, Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay to connect your device. The audio system is complemented by the four speakers and two tweeters in the front for a crisp and clear sound.

Rio Exterior

The front fascia of Rio resembles an athletic and distinguished style. It features Kia’s signature tiger-nose grille and auto on/off LED headlights on the side. Also, the front appearance is complemented by the LED positioning lights While the garish taillights strike out the rear fascia and look wider with the stylish bumper. Moreover, the athletic silhouette of Rio enables aerodynamic styling while the sharp lines over the body present it a modern appearance. Both grades of Rio rides on the 15-inch wheels, plus you’ll get power heated outside mirrors as standard.

KIA Rio Ride & Handling

The ride quality of Kia Rio is exceptional and up to the measure of the compact sedans. Vehicle Stability Management enhances steering control and stabilizes the vehicle in the odd driving condition. And, the independent Mcpherson strut suspension and stabilizer bar in the front enables sporty handling dynamics. Like this, in the rear, the coupled torsion beam is paired with twin-tube shock absorbers, which enhances the ride quality and comfort while ensuring the responsiveness of the handling. To make the handling more intact, Kia Rio is equipped with the Electric Motor Driven Power Steering. It reduces the work while turning the vehicle over sharp turns and at the same time, ensuring the right input.

Rio Engine & Fuel Consumption

Under the hood, Kia Rio is powered by the 1.6L engine. It can produce the highest power of 120 hp at 6,300 rpm and torque of 112 lb. ft at 4,500 rpm. When compared to the last year Rio, the new engine proves to be fuel-efficient and ensures a rating of 41 mpg on highways. Keeping in mind the exceptional fuel efficiency of RIO, it can be said that the new engine proves to be more productive. However, the power output of Rio 2020 is decreased by ten hp. But still, it’s up to the standard of the class and performs more reliable on both city and highways.

KIA Rio Braking & Safety

Kia Rio offers an average braking capacity with 11-inch ventilated disc brakes in the front and 8-inch rear drum brakes in the rear. However, to keep the braking intact, Rio comes with Anti-lock Braking System. Which helps in eliminating the chances of the skid on slippery road conditions. Also, the Electronic Brakeforce Distribution system evenly distributes the right amount of braking pressure to each wheel. It eventually results in better braking capacity and handling when applying the brakes. While Electronic Stability Control ensures the delivery of the engine’s power and braking power to the needed wheels. So you always get control over the vehicle and can stay on the right course on the journey. Moreover, the robust cage body of Rio absorbs the impact of the collision and redirect it away from the passengers.

Rio Verdict

The 2020 Rio has advanced the expectation of the buyers. Now, it is powered by the slightly less potent but more fuel-efficient 1.6 L four-cylinder engine. To be precise, Rio now offers fuel efficiency of 41 mpg on highways. While in terms of newly inducted features, Rio displays a 7-inch touchscreen display and provides seamless connectivity with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. All these features and specifications make Kia Rio a simple, stylish, and affordable subcompact sedan.

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    Brendan 06 Jan, 2020 for KIA Rio

    I have heard from one of my friends that Kia Rio has come up with two different models. First one is with four doors and this Sedan is available at a lesser price range. Whereas the five door hatchback one is of premium range. I have gone for the first one as that can meet my requirement almost flawlessly. This Read More

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