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KIA Rio Hatchback

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₱746,000 - ₱975,000
Rio Hatchback Price
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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

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 Hatchback

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 KIA Rio Hatchback

Kia might be planning to release a crossover based on the Rio to take on the likes of the VW T-Cross. If and when it will ever be released locally remains to be seen. Currently, we get the Rio hatchback in 4 variants: 1.4  SL MT (PHP 746,000), 1.4 SL AT (PHP 807,000), 1.4 DX AT (PHP 865,000) and the 1.4 GL AT (PHP 975,000). The MT variants are paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox while the AT ones have a 4-speed automatic. Powering the Rio is a 1.4-litre petrol motor which makes 100 PS maximum power and 133 Nm of peak torque. Feature highlights of the Rio include bi-projection headlamps, electric folding mirrors, cruise control with speed limiter, auto AC and rear USB charging ports. Safety kit includes dual airbags, ABS, rear parking assist system, and ISOFIX child anchor. Colour options for the Rio include white, silver, urban green, red, brown, smoke blue, platinum graphite, and black. 

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.

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  • Clear White

  • Silky Silver

  • Green

  • Smoky Blue

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Rio Hatchback Review

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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    Kenny Sep 10, 2019 for KIA Rio Hatchback
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    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 Hatchback
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    Jomin Jul 06, 2019 for KIA Rio Hatchback
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    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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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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