2018 Kia Rio | Harlingen, TX
The 2018 Kia Rio combines practicality with a refined design to shake up the subcompact segment. Available as either a sedan or hatchback, this vehicle has a peppy powertrain, surprisingly suave interior, and a number of innovative standard and available features. If you’re looking for a vehicle that won’t empty your wallet, but still offers plenty of bells and whistles, then look no further than the 2018 Rio sedan and hatchback.
Both the Kia Rio and the Rio 5-Door are available in three trim levels: LX, S, and EX.
Powertrains & Performance
Every 2018 Rio, whether you’re looking at the sedan or the hatchback, will come with the same powertrain. This is a 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine, which is paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic, depending on the trim level you choose. It puts out a sprightly 130 horsepower and 119 lb-ft of torque, which gives the Rio a punchy acceleration to spice up your commute.
When outfitted with a manual transmission, the Rio gets 29 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.* The automatic model gets 28 mpg city and 37 mpg highway.* These numbers are top-notch, especially for those looking to save some money at the gas pump.
The 2018 Rio has a cleanly-designed, modern cabin that offers a streamlined layout and a driver-oriented center console. Despite being a budget-friendly option, it still utilizes materials that are high-quality, making the cabin welcoming. Passengers will find the seating to be both comfortable and supportive, making long road trips easy. The rear 60/40-split seats allow for a versatile cargo space, allowing all cargo – even extra-long items – to fit in your Rio with ease. An extra-wide trunk makes packing more convenient, too, allowing you to access 17 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats up in the hatchback and 13.7 cubic feet in the sedan.
Standard & Available Features
When it comes to standard and available features, the Rio has an abundance of both. On every model, you will find a standard 5-inch touchscreen with an AM/FM/MP3/SiriusXM® audio system, along with steering-wheel-mounted controls and a 12-volt outlet. Other available features include Bluetooth® wireless technology, Siri® Eyes Free, cruise control, leather upholstery, a rearview camera, and the UVO infotainment system. There are also safety systems like Autonomous Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Warning available on the EX trim, along with Android Auto™ Apple CarPlay™ smartphone integration.
Clearly, whether discussing the wide array of standard and available features, its upscale and streamlined interior, or the efficient but peppy powertrain, the 2018 Kia Rio shines brilliantly. To test one out for yourself, come take it for a test drive at Bert Ogden Harlingen Kia.
*EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.