2020 Kia Rio Exterior and Dimensions

Kia Rio Exterior Design Rating

2020 Rio Exterior

The Kia Rio Sedan's appearance is very simplistic but modern; up front is Kia's signature black mesh tiger-nose grille which is bordered in chrome trim. It's headed by Kia's badge and flanked by halogen headlights as standard while LED headlights and positioning lights are available for the S. Underscoring the grille is a large lower air dam that's flanked by two faux air intakes. Both models are equipped with 15-inch steel wheels with full covers, dual body-color power, heated exterior mirrors are also standard on both models.

2020 Rio Exterior Photos

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One of the last vestiges of the subcompact class in the USA, the Kia Rio Sedan measures 172.6 inches in overall length with a wheelbase spanning 101.6 inches, making the Rio 0.4 inches longer than the Toyota Yaris Sedan. The Rio, at 57.1 inches in height, is 1.4 inches shorter than the Yaris, but is wider by 1.2 inches with a total width of 67.9 inches. Both the Rio Sedan models have a curb weight of 2,767 lbs, which is around 300 pounds heavier than the heftiest Yaris Sedan.

2020 Kia Rio Exterior Dimensions:

Kia Rio TrimsLXS
Max Width67.9 in.67.9 in.
Length172.6 in.172.6 in.
Height57.1 in.57.1 in.
Wheelbase101.6 in.101.6 in.

2020 Kia Rio Weight Information:

Kia Rio TrimsCurb Weight
LX2,767 lbs.
S2,767 lbs.

2020 Kia Rio Tires:

Front TireP185/65TR15
Rear TireP185/65TR15
Spare TireCompact

2020 Kia Rio Wheels:

Wheels TypeSteel Wheels
Front Wheel Size15" x 5.5"
Rear Wheel Size15" x 5.5"

Exterior Colors

While there are only three exterior hues available for the LX, there are six hues available for the S. Clear White, Silky Silver, and Aurora Black Pearl are all available for both models, the latter at an additional cost of $195. The remaining three exterior hues, which are available for the S only, include Phantom Gray, Deep Sea Blue, and Currant Red. The best hue for the LX is the Silky Silver, while it accentuates the Rio's contour lines, it also contrasts nicely with the black exterior trim and window linings. As for the S, the Currant Red is the recommended option, giving off a miniature Stinger vibe, even if nothing else about the Rio does.

  • Aurora Black +$195
  • Silky Silver
  • Clear White
  • Phantom Gray
  • Deep Sea Blue
  • Currant Red

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