The Kia Rio 5-door is a subcompact rear door vehicle that belies its low cost tag with beautiful styling and a well-planned interior. Even though its platform is old that dates back to 2005, the Kia Rio 5-door has a well-tuned contemporary engine in addition to a plethora of standard features.
The Kia Rio 5-door and its car sibling feature a sparkling and stylish look, underscored by the Tiger Nose grille of Kia. Inside the Kia Rio 5-door, the well-ventilated cabin is equipped with materials and switchgears that would not be inappropriate.
The current Kia Rio 5-door comes equipped with a lot of entertainment features, such as an UVO infotainment system that provides Smartphone integration based on Bluetooth, streaming acoustic and voice control functionality for all from making calls to shifting radio stations. The Kia Rio 5-door is also equipped with vehicle diagnostics information and preservation reminders, integrated Pandora radio and allows users to send Point of Interest information from the searches of Google Maps on their Smartphone to the vehicle’s navigation system (when equipped).
All models of the Kia Rio 5-door are equipped with a four-cylinder, 1.6-liter petrol direct-injection that offers the vehicle the maximum, class-leading power of 138 HP and a torque of 123 lbs per foot. This engine can be coupled with both six-paced automatic or manual transmission, but the base model of the Rio 5-door is equipped with the six-speed manual transmission only. With both transmissions, the current model of Kia Rio 5-door offers a mileage of 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. An additional one mpg is achieved in the city because of the auto-only Eco model outfitted with vehicle’s start/stop system.
The current model Kia Rio 5-door is introduced with three models, such as EX, LX, and SX.
The LX model of the Rio 5-door is equipped with body-color side mirrors and door handles and 15-inch steel alloy wheels outfitted with 185/65R15 tires, whereas the EX model brings supplementary standard amenities, including electrically-operated door locks with keyless access.
The SX models of the Rio 5-door is suitable for those who seek even higher levels of athletic improvement. The Kia Rio 5-door comes with standard 17-inch wheels, wearing 205/45R17 tires, LED daytime running and back combinations lamps, fog lamps, double chrome tip exhaust, and external heated mirrors amid turn signal indicators.
The interior of the current Kia Rio 5-door vehicle is more complex than the earlier models that offer added upscale options, as well as the navigation system and the UVO Bluetooth and infotainment system of Kia.
The Kia Rio 5-door comes in upgrade packages as well. This includes the Eco Package and the Convenience Package for the EX trims, and the Premium Package is offered to the SX trim levels. The Convenience Package comprises:
Automatic light control
15-inch alloy wheels
Entertainment system with back camera display
Map light with sunglasses holder
Leather-covered shift knob and steering wheel
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Outside heated mirrors with turn signal indicators
Microsoft-powered UVO in-car hands-free communication system
Most ecologically friendly customers are attracted by the Eco Package by means of the stop-start system and an Active Eco System for the best fuel-competent driving
The luxurious Premium Package available in the SX model of the Kia Rio 5-door comprises:
Leather seat trim
Push-button start with Smart Key
Heated front seats
Moon roof to provide an open, well-ventilated feeling
All models of the Kia Rio 5-door include a limited engine warranty of 10-years or 100,000 miles, a limited basic warranty of 5 years or 60,000 miles, a limited anti-perforation warranty of 5 years or 10,000 miles, and a 24-hour roadside support for 5 years or 60,000 miles.