The Kia Rio won't bowl you over with its exterior styling, but it still looks handsome in a budget-Stinger kind of way, and we certainly like it. The front end is modern and shows off the new Kia logo/grille combination that the entire Kia stable now boasts. There's a set of halogen headlights up front and both the LX and S ride on 15-inch steel wheels with plastic covers. S models get the option of 15-inch alloy wheels and LED headlights. The rear end is a little more generic and plain, but its inoffensive looks will appeal to most buyers.
The new Kia Rio is classified as a subcompact sedan, with dimensions that make it a bit smaller than the Nissan Versa Sedan. The total length of the Rio is 172.6 inches and its width is 67.9 inches. The Rio is 57.1 inches tall. The track measures 60 inches in the front and 60.2 inches in the rear, and there is 5.5 inches of ground clearance on offer. As for the wheelbase, it is 101.6 inches long. The Rio has a curb weight of only 2,767 pounds.
|Kia Rio Trims||LX||S|
|Max Width||67.9 in.||67.9 in.|
|Length||172.6 in.||172.6 in.|
|Height||57.1 in.||57.1 in.|
|Wheelbase||101.6 in.||101.6 in.|
|Kia Rio Trims||Curb Weight|
|Wheels Type||Steel Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||15" x 5.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||15" x 5.5"|
The exterior of the Kia Rio Sedan is anything but shouty, and the color palette complements the humble and respectable looks well. The Rio is offered in your choice of six exterior paint colors, but not all of them are available to both models. The base LX model can be had in Clear White or Silky Silver at no extra cost, while Aurora Black will set you back $195. S trims get more choice, adding Steel Gray, Currant Red, and Sporty Blue as no-cost options.