2019 Kia Rio Review

2019 Kia RioWhen you’re set on finding the right compact sedan to weave in and out of congested lanes or find the perfect street parking in Louisville, Elizabethtown, or Clarksville, there are a few options out there—but have you considered the 2019 Kia Rio?

At The Kia Store, we’re here to help drivers learn more about this sedan by offering our 2019 Kia Rio review. This guide will showcase what this Kia vehicle adds to your experiences on the road. Keep reading to see if the Rio is right for you!

2019 Kia Rio Engine Performance & MPG

The Rio comes equipped with a 1.6L inline 4-cylinder engine under the hood that’s mated to the 6-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sportmatic®. The engine can produce up to 130 horsepower and 119 lb-ft of torque. The equipped Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) aids the Kia vehicle with its performance and fuel efficiency. It pumps fuel directly into the combustion chamber based on the Kia vehicle’s performance, helping it achieve its EPA-estimated 28 city/37 highway MPG.*

In-Cabin Entertainment & Technology

The interior of the Kia Rio includes the 5-inch touchscreen display that’s mounted into the dashboard and gives drivers direct access to the assortment of media options. The Kia vehicle offers an AM/FM radio, SiriusXM® Radio, USB and auxiliary inputs for portable devices, and Bluetooth®. The Bluetooth® not only lets you conduct hands-free calls from the road, but you can also use it to stream audio entertainment from your phone’s media or apps through the 4-speaker sound system mounted into the cabin.

Comfort & Convenience

2019 Kia Rio5The Kia Rio was designed to accommodate you and four other passengers in the cabin that spans 89.9 cubic feet. The seats are equipped with Tricot & Woven trim, adding a unique style and comfort to the cabin. The steering-wheel-mounted audio and Bluetooth® controls make it easier to skip tracks, turn up the volume, and answer a call while driving. The Day/Night Rearview Mirror includes two modes, the latter of which can help reduce rear headlight glare during your night time driving.

Safety Features

This sedan includes the advanced airbag system that’s designed to provide the necessary inflation pressure to the airbags based on the severity of the collision. It includes dual front airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags, and full-length side curtain airbags for all outboard passengers.

The Kia Rio also includes several braking systems designed to assist you in an emergency situation. The Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) varies the brake pressure applied to the front and rear wheels to give you better control. The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) detects instances of wheel slip and applies brake pressure to the affected wheel to ensure the wheel regains stability and traction.

Experience the 2019 Kia Rio

At The Kia Store, we hope that our Kia Rio review helped you get a stronger sense of this compact sedan and what it can offer your experiences on the road. You can benefit from learning more about this sedan by dropping by our dealership for a closer look and for some experience in the driver’s seat!

Schedule your test drive with us at The Kia Store! We’re happy to assist drivers from Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville for when they’re ready to find their next Kia car!


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