As a budget-friendly car, the Kia Rio specs are on the less generous side, but there is still a lot of value to be had. The Rio Sedan is offered in two trim levels, and both share the same 120-hp 1.6-liter naturally-aspirated four-pot engine and CVT automatic transmission. Both cars come standard with automatic halogen headlights, 15-inch steel wheels with plastic covers, air-conditioning, manually adjustable front seats with cloth upholstery, and an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment display with wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM, and Bluetooth streaming. Six speakers are standard, as is a rearview camera.
The S trim adds useful features, including a center console with sliding armrest and storage, a split-folding rear seat with adjustable headrests, and access to optional safety features such as LED headlights, high-beam assist, lane-keep and lane-following assist, and driver-attention warning.
There are few optional extras on offer: the base model can be equipped with an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink and compass for $350. If you want the added safety systems on offer, you'll have no choice but to upgrade to the S derivative. Here, you can spec the $1,800 Technology Package with items like lane-keeping assist, lane-following assist, lane departure warning, driver-attention warning, LED headlights, LED positioning lights, automatic climate control, a 4.2-inch instrument display, SiriusXM satellite radio, push-button start, and 15-inch alloy wheels.