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2015 Kia Rio

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2015 LX 4dr Hatchback
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Price:   -  From $13,990
2015 LX 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $13,990
2015 EX 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $16,990
2015 EX 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $17,190
2015 SX 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $18,090
2015 SX 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $18,290


Kia's entry-level model isn't what it used to be, and that's a good thing. Today's Rio is light years ahead of its predecessors in just about every measure, especially features and interior quality. Perhaps most important to shoppers in this segment, the Rio is still a clear bargain.

What's New for 2015

The Rio carries into the new year unchanged.

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Choosing Your Kia Rio

Available as a four-door sedan or hatchback, the Rio is one of the more spacious subcompacts on the market, with enough room for five passengers and a standard split-folding rear seat for enhanced versatility. Offering nearly 50 cubic-feet of cargo space, the hatchback is an economical alternative to a small wagon.

Every model receives a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine good for 138 horsepower. A six-speed manual transmission comes standard, although most Rios on dealer lots are equipped with an available six-speed automatic. Expect about 31 mpg in combined driving with either transmission.

Both body styles are available in three trim levels:

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The price leader of the bunch, the bare-bones LX comes with air conditioning, heated power mirrors, 15-inch steel wheels, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and satellite radio. Models equipped with the automatic transmission are eligible for the Power package, which add keyless entry and power windows and locks.

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Gains basic amenities most buyers consider essential. The automatic transmission and Power package are standard, as are cruise control, an upgraded cloth interior, Bluetooth phone and two extra speakers for the sound system.

The available Convenience package adds several useful features, including a rearview camera, automatic headlamps, fog lamps, power-folding side mirrors and Kia's UVO infotainment interface. You also get alloy wheels, upgraded interior trim, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. An Eco package with an automatic engine stop-start function increases efficiency by 1 mpg in the city.

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Comes standard with the contents of the Convenience package, along with a firmer suspension and 17-inch wheels for tauter handling. Other perks include paddle shifters, LED taillamps and running lights, dual exhaust outlets and metallic pedal trim. Available exclusively on the SX is the Premium package, which takes the Rio into luxury territory with leather upholstery, heated front seats, a sunroof, keyless ignition and navigation with real-time traffic data.

All models can get an auto-dimming rearview mirror with an integrated compass and garage door opener. Otherwise, individual options are limited to the usual dealer-installed accessories.

CarsDirect Tip

The LX is really for buyers seeking the lowest price possible, not that there's anything wrong with that. The EX is going to be much more enjoyable to live with on a daily basis. If you want a mini luxury car, the SX is the way to go, but note that its firmer ride isn't for everyone.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.6L I-4 / 138 HP / 123 ft.lbs.
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 6-spd Steptronic w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
27 / 37 / 32 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.6L I-4 / 138 HP / 123 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
27 / 37 / 32 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
11.4 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
49.8 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
88 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
159.3 "
Exterior Width
67.7 "
Exterior Height
57.3 "
Front Headroom
40.0 "
Rear Headroom
37.6 "
Front Legroom
43.8 "
Rear Legroom
31.1 "
Front Shoulder Room
53.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
52.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,410 Lbs. / 2,483 Lbs.
Wheel Base
101 "
Turning Radius
16.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
15.0 " Steel
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Clock
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles

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