2018 Kia Rio Review


If you’re in the market for a small little vehicle with a speedy engine and a fun drive quality, you’ll want to consider the subcompact Kia Rio. This 2018 Kia Rio review is brought to you by the team at Andy Mohr Kia. We’ll explore the details of this car, so you can decide if it would be a good choice for your commutes around Avon, Indianapolis, and Plainfield.

Kia Rio Peppy Performance

2018 kia rioThe Rio feels playful and zippy, with its lively engine and responsive handling. It comes with a standard 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that produces 130 horsepower and comes with front-wheel drive. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, or you can upgrade to a 6-speed automatic. The car’s ride feels energetic and sporty, and its small size makes it quick and easy to maneuver. The Rio reaches an EPA-estimated 28 city/37 highway MPG.

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Kia Rio Interior

You can get your 2018 Rio in either a sedan or hatchback body style, depending on how much cargo space you need. Both options feature seating for five and standard cloth upholstery, plus a 6-way adjustable driver’s seat. For extra luxury and comfort, there’s additional options such as leather-trimmed seating, premium cloth upholstery, and a 60/40 split rear seat.

In the sedan, there’s 38.9 inches of front headroom and 42.1 inches of front legroom. In the rear seat, passengers will have 37.4 inches of headroom and legroom measuring 33.5 inches. The trunk of the sedan delivers 13.7 ft3 of cargo space.

The hatchback version features identical seat measurements, but offers significantly more cargo space. With all the seats in use, there’s 17.4 ft3 of cargo space behind the second row of seats. Fold those down flat, and you’ll have access to a total of 32.8 ft3 of cargo capacity.

2018 Kia Rio Technology

2018 kia rio reviewStandard and available tech features add convenience and entertainment to the vehicle. On the dashboard, you’ll get a standard 5-inch touchscreen display. The vehicle features satellite radio for access to hundreds of channels of your favorite tunes and talk radio, plus a USB port to keep your devices charged up.

The top trim level adds the UVO infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen and advanced smartphone connectivity using Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. You can also add more connectivity with available Bluetooth®, Siri® Eyes Free, additional USB ports, a rearview camera, and more. Add safety with automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning features to help you avoid collisions during your commute.

Test Drive the 2018 Kia Rio

This subcompact car has plenty to offer, and performs fabulously as a daily commuter car for your drives around Avon, Indianapolis, and Plainfield. You can’t know how much you truly love it until you get in the driver’s seat and take it for a spin yourself. Contact Andy Mohr Kia today to schedule a test drive, and we’ll have you meet with a member of our sales team who can tell you even more about the car and get you behind the wheel.

Also, don’t forget to end the year on a high note! The Kia’s Light Up the Holidays sales event is on now. For a limited time, we’re offering special deals on some of our most popular models. It’s the perfect way to start the new year!

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