KIA Rio Hatchback

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₱746,000 - ₱975,000
SRP Price in Manila
Rio Hatchback Specs
Engine 1368 cc
Power 100 hp
Seating 5 seats
Ground Clearance 150 mm
Driver Airbag Yes
Anti-Lock Braking System No
Power Steering Yes

Rio Hatchback Pros & Cons

Things We Like in Rio Hatchback

Premium fit and finish

Spacious cabin 

Great performance

Things We Dont Like in Rio Hatchback

No touchscreen infotainment system

Steering too soft

Recent Updates of KIA Rio Hatchback

Kia Philippines was offering a price cut on Rio Hatchback at the 219 Manila International Auto Show alongside a few other nameplates. Rio, which is in its fourth generation, is also offered as a sedan. However, in the markets of Europe and even in Malaysia, Rio is only offered as a hatchback. This shows the popularity of the five-door hatchback in the regions and so is the case with the Philippines. The fourth generation model received a few updates over the years and also retained its popularity throughout that.

There are four variants of Rio Hatchback offered in the Philippines, namely 1.4 SL MT, 1.4 SL AT, 1.4 DX AT the last 1.4 GL AT. The difference across the variants is in terms of equipment of features. However, the powertrain gets no disparity and all the four variants are powered by a 1368 cc four-cylinder gasoline engine that delivers a maximum power of 100 hp and a peak torque of 133 Nm.

Rio Hatchback Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
1.4 SL MT ₱746,000 *
SRP Price
1368 cc, 100 hp, 5 seats, Gasoline
1.4 SL AT ₱807,000 *
SRP Price
1368 cc, 100 hp, 5 seats, Gasoline
1.4 DX AT ₱865,000 *
SRP Price
1368 cc, 100 hp, 5 seats, Gasoline
1.4 GL AT ₱975,000 *
SRP Price
1368 cc, 100 hp, 5 seats, Gasoline
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KIA Rio Hatchback Colors

Rio Hatchback 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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Rio Hatchback Fuel Consumption

Variant Mileage (City) Mileage (Highway)
Gasoline 15.9

Rio Hatchback Review

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


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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.


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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KIA Rio Hatchback FAQ

  • What are the Safety Features Available in KIA Rio Hatchback?

    The safety features available in KIA Rio Hatchback Below:

    Feature Value
    Driver Airbag Yes
    Passenger Airbag No
    Side Airbag-Front No
    Child Safety Locks Yes
    Side Airbag-Rear No
    Anti-Lock Braking System No
    Brake Assist No
    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
    Traction Control No

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