2018 Kia Rio Review

When drivers in Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville are seeking out their right compact sedan, they’ve got a few options to consider. Have you taken notice of the 2018 Kia Rio? This efficient sedan offers a lot to its drivers, and at The Kia Store, we’re here to help you learn even more about this compact sedan and what it offers!

Keep reading to find out if the 2018 Kia Rio offers enough to be your next car!

2018 Rio Performance & Efficiency

Drivers can easily settle into the Rio and enjoy its smooth and efficient performance. The vehicle includes a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that comes paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, however, drivers can opt for the 6-speed automatic with Sportmatic®. The vehicle can easily deliver 130 horsepower and 119 lb-ft of torque and with the Direct Gasoline Injection, the vehicle doesn’t waste a single drop of fuel, resulting in its impressive and efficient 29/37/32 MPG city/highway/combined* fuel economy.

Cabin Space & Comfort

This compact sedan offers a decent amount of space to its 5 passengers. The cabin offers 89.9 cubic feet of space, providing front row passengers with 38.9 inches of headroom and 42.1 inches of legroom. The rear passengers are offered 37.4 inches of headroom and 33.5 inches for their legs. The Kia Rio even offers 13.7 cubic feet of trunk space.

Audio Entertainment & Technology Features

The Kia Rio features a 5-inch touchscreen display that’s uses to select your media, with options from the AM/FM radio with MP3 capabilities or even through SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. This subscription service is offered as a 3-month complimentary trial. The vehicle is outfitted with a 4-speaker sound system to deliver your audio entertainment. The Rio also includes a USB port and auxiliary input for your portable media players, but you can upgrade to include Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay™, and Android Auto™ to integrate your smartphone into the infotainment system.

Active & Passive Safety Features

The 2018 Rio includes some helpful features to provide protection and more control to your driving experience. The Electronic Stability Control and Vehicle Stability Management work to help keep you in control of the vehicle when traveling over slippery terrain. The Electronic Brake-force Distribution varies the amount of brake force applied to the front and rear wheels to give you better control when braking. For collision protection, the Kia Rio is outfitted with advanced front airbags, seat-mounted side airbags, and full-length side curtain airbags for both front and rear passengers.

Learning Even More About the 2018 Kia Rio

Did this 2018 Rio review help you learn a bit more about this compact sedan? At The Kia Store, we’re here to help you learn even more about this sedan, what it offers, and its many options. When you’re ready, you can always drop by to get a closer look at the Kia Rio, but nothing beats taking it out for a test drive to truly experience what it offers.

Contact us to schedule your test drive with us at The Kia Store today! We’re always happy to go the extra mile to help drivers in Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville make the right choice when deciding on their next car.



*Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.

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