Kia Rio 5-Door Review

These days, the class of subcompact hatchbacks is exploding with viable options. These European-influenced cars provide great functionality for those who prioritize fuel efficiency. The redesigned Kia Rio 5-Door is that and much more! If you’re a buyer in the market for a Kia Rio 5-Door in the Louisville, Elizabethtown, or Clarksville areas, this vehicle review by our team at The Kia Store will help you in your new car search.

Kia Rio 5-Door: Performance

All Kia Rio 5-Door trim levels come standard with the 1.6L 4-cylinder engine with direct gasoline injection, which produces 130 horsepower and 119 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission comes standard on the base LX trim, but a 6-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic® is standard on every trim above.

Although it is one of the most powerful engines in its class, it does not lack fuel efficiency, offering drivers an EPA-estimated 28 MPG city and 37 MPG highway.1

Kia Rio 5-Door: Interior

The Kia Rio 5-Door has a cockpit-style interior that is very cozy for both the driver and passengers.

The interior has evolved in the redesign, making the dash and center console more driver-centric.

The available UVO system with 7-inch touchscreen provides ultimate connectivity and convenience for drivers. It incorporates a host of features including Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, Bluetooth® hands-free calling, and voice recognition capabilities, just to name a few.

All these features allow you to pair your favorite mobile device with your infotainment to access your apps with just your voice to help keep you focused on the road.

Any trim above the base also receives six speakers with front-door-mounted tweeters for a more crisp and clear sound.

Available partial leather seating can be coupled with an available leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob to add a more luxurious touch.

Kia Rio 5-Door: Exterior

The redesigned Kia Rio 5-Door has an exterior that was inspired by European-style hatchbacks.

Its body features sleek lines that lead to long halogen headlights and an aggressive front bumper.

Available dual-body colored power heated mirrors and front fog lights are exterior options that look great, but also provide functionality in wet or foggy weather conditions.

The available racing-style 15-inch split-spoke alloy wheels make your Rio 5-Door appear sporty and ready for the road.

Schedule a Test Drive Today

For buyers in the Louisville, Elizabethtown, or Clarksville areas seeking a subcompact hatchback with a blend of performance, interior technology, and an attractive exterior, the Kia Rio 5-Door may be a great option for you.

Our sales team at The Kia Store would enjoy helping you decide on your next car, so please reach out to our team or visit our showroom to get behind the wheel of a Kia Rio 5-Door.

Schedule a test drive today!


1 EPA fuel-economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.

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