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₱920,000 - ₱985,000
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Rio Specs
Engine 1368 cc
Transmission Type Automatic
Power 100 hp
Seating 5 seats
Ground Clearance 150 mm
Driver Airbag Yes
Power Steering Yes

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Rio Pros & Cons

Things We Like in Rio

When it comes to premium hatchbacks, there are very few options available in the market, which offer the stance and levels of a premium feel-good factor as the Kia Rio does. The hatchback is fairly large and the dimensions along with the low slung stance give the Kia Rio a smart and authoritative road presence.

It’s not only the exteriors of the Kia Rio which make it a premium looking car, but the hatchback is also pretty impressive when you step in its cabin as well. The overall cabin layout not only feels wide and well-built, but also the presence of many premium bits like a touch screen infotainment system, keyless entry with push-button start and automatic climate control makes it feel like a car from one segment above.

While the large dimensions give the Kia Rio a good presence, they also play a major role in making the interior cabin vastly spacious as well. The Rio offers an impressive amount of legroom and knee room, which are comparable to an entry-level sedan positioned one price bracket above it.

Things We Dont Like in Rio

The Kia Rio’s 1.4-litre engine is fairly decent when it comes to performance on tarmac, but the fuel efficiency in both manual, as well as automatic variants, are not too excellent to write about.

The Kia Rio feels upmarket and modern in each and every aspect, however, the instrument console design feels too plain and unattractive, which makes up for a boring looking driver’s cockpit.

Recent Updates of Rio

Having won the Design Award in 2017, the Kia Rio is undoubtedly a good looking five-door premium hatchback on offer for the Filipinos. The hatch locks horns with the likes of Suzuki Swift, Honda Jazz, and the Toyota Yaris, and is available in 1.4 SL MT, 1.4 SL AT, 1.4 DX AT, and 1.4 GL AT trims. The only engine options on the Kia Rio is a K 1.4-litre MPI motor that produces 100 PS of maximum power and a peak torque of 133 Nm. Customers can go for either a six-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. Stand out features on the Kia Rio include bi-projector headlamps, rear spoiler garnish, 3.5-inch MID, multifunction steering wheel, cruise control, automatic climate control, rear USB charger, auto defogger, smart keyless entry, and much more. The Kia Rio price ranges from Php 746,000 to Php 975,000 and the hatchback can be had in any of the Brown, Clear White, Silky Silver, Green, Smoky Blue, Aurora Black Pearl, Platinum Graphite, and Signal Red finishes.


KIA Rio 2020 Price List

KIA Rio August 2020 prices start from ₱920,000 for base variant LX AT and goes upto ₱985,000 for top-spec variant EX AT.

Variant Price list Specifications  
KIA Rio LX AT ₱920,000 *
SRP Price
1368 cc, Automatic , 100 hp, Gasoline
KIA Rio EX AT ₱985,000 *
SRP Price
1396 cc, Automatic , 107 hp, Gasoline
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KIA Rio Price In Philippines

₱920,000 - ₱985,000
₱920,000 - ₱985,000
₱920,000 - ₱985,000
₱920,000 - ₱985,000
₱920,000 - ₱985,000

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KIA Rio Colors

Rio is available in 8 different colors - Brown, Clear White, Silky Silver, Green, Smoky Blue, Aurora Black Pearl, Platinum Graphite and Signal Red.

  • Brown

  • Clear White

  • Silky Silver

  • Green

  • Smoky Blue

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KIA Rio Fuel Consumption

Fuel Type Mileage (City) Mileage (Highway)
Gasoline 17.41

KIA Rio Review

  • Rio Overview
  • KIA Rio Interior & Features
  • Rio Exterior
  • KIA Rio Ride & Handling
  • Rio Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • KIA Rio Braking & Safety
  • Rio Verdict

Rio Overview

The Rio has been serving successfully as a volume bringer for Kia ever since its launch over the Picanto as a more premium hatchback. The spacious and well built large hatchback from Kia promises all the basic aspects which a family oriented buyer expects from a car. The Kia Rio is available in four different variants (SL MT, SL AT, DX AT, GL AT) and in eight different color options – Clear White, Silky Silver, Urban Green, Signal Red, Deep Sienna Brown, Smoke Blue, Platinum Graphite and Aurora Black Pearl.

KIA Rio Interior & Features

The Kia Rio might be a budget hatchback aimed at large families. However, the build quality and fit and finish inside the cabin are quite exemplary and feels like it is a car from a segment above.

The slim looking steering wheel is loaded with buttons for audio, Bluetooth, cruise control, and voice recognition. However, the instrument console dilutes the sporty essence of the driver’s cockpit generated by the steering wheel, and looks too plain for anyone’s liking.

The centre console looks wide thanks to the large 2-DIN audio system flanked by two vertical AC vents. However, we would have loved to see a touchscreen unit here, given the current trend.

The Kia Rio comes packed with some really nice features like push-button start with keyless entry, fully automatic climate control, cooled glove box, rain sensing wipers, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel, and driver seat height adjustment.

Rio Exterior

The Kia Rio is well proportioned and feels like a car from one segment above, owing to its premium styling, and large dimensions.

At the front, the Rio comes with Kia’s traditional ‘tiger-nose’ grille, albeit in a longitudinally stretched form, which gives it an impression of a very wide car. The swept back headlamps come integrated with projector headlights with daytime running LEDs, thus adding the premium appeal of Rio.

The side profile of the Kia Rio doesn’t come with any prominent character line, which makes it look too sober and dilutes the aggression of the front stance. However, the large 17-inch alloy wheels do give it a sportier stance.

At the rear, the Kia Rio looks a bit bland with a plain rear hatch with large bulbous looking tail lamps with LED inserts on either side. However, the rounded profile with roof-mounted spoiler gives it a squat stance when viewed from the rear.

KIA Rio Ride & Handling

Based on the Hyundai i20 hatchback, the Kia Rio inherits all the positive traits of the former. The front Macpherson struts with stabilizer and rear coupled torsion beam axle are tuned on a softer edge to impart a plush ride quality over all kinds of roads. However, the steering lacks the precision and might feel wallow at higher speeds. Space inside is adequate for five passengers.

Rio Engine & Fuel Consumption

The Kia Rio is being offered with just one engine option. Sourced from Hyundai, the 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine employed for the job is adequate enough to produce a maximum power output of 100 PS and a peak torque of 134Nm. The engine has got two transmission options on offer. While the base variant (SL MT) comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard, the rest of the three are equipped with a 4-speed torque converter.

KIA Rio Braking & Safety

The Kia Rio is kitted with all the basic essentials, keeping the pricing in check. The list of safety equipment in the Rio includes dual front airbags, ABS, ISOFIX mounts for child seats, keyless entry with alarm, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, and reverse parking sensors.

Rio Verdict

To sum it up, the Kia Rio hits the sweet spot by getting all the basic aspects right. The hatchback feels well-built in and out, has a powerful engine under the hood, is packed with essential comfort, convenience and safety features and looks the part too. The Rio might not emerge out as a driver’s delight, owing to the very plush suspension setting and soft steering setup, however, rest assured, it does prove itself as a very practical option for a family oriented buyer.

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    Eman Oct 11, 2019 for KIA Rio

    Now this car is something worth mentioning about. I had no plan to buy a car this year. Last year only I have purchased an esteemed car from Honda stable and am quite happy with it. In spite of that, I could not resist myself when I got to see this car in their showroom. I just casually hopped in Read More

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    Sean Oct 09, 2019 for KIA Rio

    Kia Rio is a fantastic car. It is inexpensive and very economical to drive. The cabin look and feel is very good as well. I personally love the cockpit that is designed in a manner to limit manual and visual distractions. There is enough room for my entire family, and making the experience even better is the auto air-con system Read More

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    Buwan Sep 10, 2019 for KIA Rio

    I always bought Japanese cars due to their reliability and low cost of maintenance, but when I was in the market for a new car, I was very impressed with the Kia Rio. After talking to several of my friends and family members, I took a risk and bought the Rio. It has been 8 months now and the car Read More

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    Anthony Aug 26, 2019 for KIA Rio

    I went in with low expectations for the Rio but then ended up buying one! It is a very well rounded package and hard to fault. It looks great both on the inside and out with good build quality all round. Perhaps the engine performance could have been a bit better, but for most it is great. The 5-year warranty Read More

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    Rewan Aug 02, 2019 for KIA Rio

    If you are fond of Kia’s premium range of cars you will surely get fascinated with the car at the very first glimpse. I am a hardcore Kia fan. So drool over there major makes. Recently when I was wondering on which car to opt for I thought why not something from Kia this time. Thought to pamper myself to Read More

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    Karl Jul 22, 2019 for KIA Rio

    When my wife and I were looking to buy our first car, we wanted something roomy yet compact. After several months of debating, we decided on the Kia Rio. It fits all our requirements: looks, safety, reliability, space and features. As expected with any first car, we love the Rio and go out on trips whenever the opportunity arises. We Read More

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    Antonio Jul 06, 2019 for KIA Rio

    I must say that this is the most handsome car from the generation. I think I was pretty sure to buy this car when I entered the showroom. It was my anniversary day and me and my wife just went through the showrooms to book a car for us. My concern was that the car should be smooth and cost Read More

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    Ken Jun 06, 2019 for KIA Rio

    A beautiful car that provides you with a sense of tranquility while you drive this. You must be wondering what all I am blabbering about? Well Kia Rio has been wonderfully made with the prevention mechanism of outside sound. So while you drive this car you can easily avoid the outside hustle and bustle of the world and get soaked Read More

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    Antonio May 23, 2019 for KIA Rio

    While I first saw this car displayed on a magazine cover I was literally spell bound. The car looks way beautiful and refined than you can think of. This car surely is a head turner even amidst dense traffic. This much I was pretty sure about the moment I saw it. Then I enquired further about this car on internet Read More

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    Antonio May 03, 2019 for KIA Rio

    Kia Rio Hatchback is the kind of car I was looking for myself while I planned to buy my next car. I have done extensive research from so many websites. I liked quite a few but finally zeroed down to Kia rio Hatchback. The car looks classy from every angle. Moreover the car is typically of Kia model and maintains Read More


What are the Safety Features Available in KIA Rio?

The safety features available in KIA Rio Below:

Feature Value
Driver Airbag Yes
Passenger Airbag Yes
Child Safety Locks Yes
Vehicle Stability Control System No
Rear Seat Belts Yes
Seat Belt Warning Yes
Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts Yes
Parking Sensors No
Crash Sensor Yes
Front Impact Beams Yes
Side Impact Beams Yes
Door Ajar Warning Yes
Tyre Pressure Monitor No
Engine Check Warning Yes
What are the Dimensions of KIA Rio?

Below are the Dimensions of KIA Rio:

Feature Value
Seating Capacity 5 seats
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 45 L
Wheel Base 2580 mm
No Of Doors 5
Height 1460 mm
Length 4065 mm
Ground Clearance 150 mm
Width 1725 mm
What is the Engine Capacity of KIA Rio?

KIA Rio comes with 2 variants. The Top variant EX AT:

Engine Specification
Engine 1396 cc
Power 107 hp

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