The Kia Rio comes packed with some really nice features like push-button start with keyless entry, fully automatic climate control, cooled glove box, rain sensing wipers, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel, and driver seat height adjustment. In Seattle traffic I am getting between 23-26 mpg. The difference across the variants is in terms of equipment of features. Other interior highlights include more satin-finish trim on the control panel and a new shiny black center stack surround. Model value: Good fuel economy and decent power are two of the main points that will ring relevant to those cross-shopping the Rio against any of the competition. In addition to being one of the lowest-priced cars in the U.
New for 2016 is an Appearance and Designer package, which jazzes up the cabin with a two-tone interior treatment that features black cloth with gray leatherette trim and gray contrast stitching. Overall, cargo space is no better than you'd expect of a subcompact—although big boxes and travel bags will fit within the nicely squared-off cargo hold or the sedan's sizable trunk. Base sedan models come with a 6-speed manual transmission, while the two higher trims and hatchback models are all fitted with the more popular 6-speed automatic. The engine was upgraded to a 110 hp 1. The Rio's great design, inside and out, its strong body structure and enhanced safety and its smooth direct-injection engine and 6-speed transmissions are all other very good reasons to consider the Rio in a crowded class that includes the Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Sonic, Mazda2, Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris among others. Inside, all seats are upholstered in high-quality black fabric while piano black trim lifts cabin ambiance. If you spot a potential mistake, feel free to contact us at.
Bluetooth pairing is available, and a feature we recommend for safer driving. It's recommended too, because the five-door Rio has some notable blind spots at the rear pillars. Under the Hood Rio powertrains carry over for 2016. In European markets, the car is only offered in hatchback form while the U. The vehicle is available for viewing in Paranaque City, Metro Manila.
Safety features included and an for the driver. Exterior The new Rio has a more sophisticated look with a restyled, narrow grille that brings it in line with the Soul and Optima, more angular headlights and additional satin-finish trim. However, in the markets of Europe and even in Malaysia, Rio is only offered as a hatchback. Equipping this car right turns it from an econobox to a small but extraordinarily roomy road. Interior Kia says the Rio should be quieter thanks to additional high-density foam inside.
All amounts quoted are in Philippine Peso. Sourced from Hyundai, the 1. The new car was designed in Kia's California and Germany design centers and features longer front overhangs, a bigger hood and a more upright C-pillar. Kia also added additional noise-suppression foam to various structural members to soothe cabin noise. Good front seats, with relatively long bottom cushions for the class and a lot of rearward seat travel, should make for a comfortable commute for one or two people. For the North American market, the Rio will be manufactured alongside the at the plant in Mexico. While the Rio's styling and affordability were well-received, it was derided for its poor build quality and driving experience.
I really enjoy driving it. Fuel economy, one of the reasons for buying a subcompact car, is only average. Electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes are standard on the Rio, as is a Hill Start Assist Control system to avoid rolling back on uphill starts. All Kia Rio models are front-wheel drive and run on regular unleaded gasoline. A six-speed auto is standard on the hatchback; Kia no longer offers a manual for the hatchback.
This particular Rio Hatchback features a 1. Both powertrains are rated at 31 mpg combined, with variations in their city and highway ratings, and the Rio Eco model oddly carries the same rating, with a 1-mpg bump in the city rating only. The designers have also given the Rio two new colors: Urban Blue and Digital Yellow. Because no matter what path you choose in life, nothing comes between you and your next adventure. Under the Hood Rio powertrains carry over for 2016. In town, the Rio is king of the road, easily handling crowded city traffic and able to squeeze into the smallest parking paces. Also of note is the Rio's optional fuel-saving Idle Stop and Go Technology -- that automatically shuts the engine off at stoplights and restart it when the brake is released.
Inside, the materials convey a premium feel despite some throwback details like toggle switches for the climate control system. The domestic Korean market versions did not include the 1. Columbian AutoCar Corporation, the official distributor of Kia cars in the Philippines, recently launched the next-gen Rio at Capital Commons, Pasig City. Interior materials convey a premium feel despite some throwback details, including toggle switches for the climate control system. When the front seats are near the back of their travel, required for an average-to-taller driver, there's precious little rear knee or foot space in back.
How is the 2019 Kia Rio different from the 2017 model? As fuel-economy rules continue to tighten, the 2016 Kia Rio is slipping behind in its segment, which is now led by the 36-mpg combined rating for the Honda Fit. Meanwhile, smaller 15-inch alloys will be fitted on entry-level models of the Rio. The 3 door is also noticeably cheaper than the 5 door. Height is also up by 5mm, now at 1,460mm. Regardless of the model, all Rios are powered by a 138-hp 1. That's only one step above the worst rating, and various competitors have done better. Production began by the end of 2016.