The Kia Rio falls into the category of subcompact vehicles. The 2018 model is a little more refined, high-tech and upscale than previous models. Over the years, the Rio has earned the reputation of being stylish and affordable.
Kia is known to pack a lot of content into their vehicles and the Rio is no exception. It is available with many different features. That means cool technology for you at that lower Kia price. It makes the Rio especially attractive to younger buyers.
It features Android Auto compatibility and Apple CarPlay support. It even comes with new uvo telematics system which offers several interesting features. It allows you to use a smartphone or web app to remotely start the vehicle or find it on a map. It can send vehicle help reports and onboard diagnostics to you. It is especially nice during an emergency situation. Uvo offers live support and roadside assistance. Another feature is automatic emergency braking. This is a very handy safety feature.
The new Rio comes with a lighter and stiffer platform. It is responsive, fun and easy to drive. The steering is perfectly weighted for city driving and doesn’t feel dead in any spot in the steering wheel. It sports a 1.6L four-cylinder motor with 130 horsepower and 119lb-ft of torque. It comes with a standard six-speed automatic or manual transmission. The 2018 model has improved fuel-economy over earlier models. It gets about 32 mpg on the highway.
The Rio has added torque earlier on in the rev range giving it a lively feel you are sure to notice on your visit to Peterbrough Kia. The base models come with rear drum brakes, but disc brakes all around are available on higher trim models. You will also notice an addition of more soft plastics to the interior of the vehicle giving it a more refined look. It is also available with many technology features not normally offered in its class.