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KIA Rio Specs

Engine 1368 cc
Power 99 hp
Transmission Type Automatic
Seating 5 seats
Ground Clearance 150 mm
Engine 1.4L Gasoline Engine, In-Line 4 Cylinder 16 Valve
Driver Airbag Yes
Anti-Lock Braking System Yes

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KIA 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 KIA Rio

The all-new Kia Rio hatchback adds a notch of style and class to its already catchy 4-door sedan model. The Rio Hatchback has a sporty and stylish exterior. The car is hauled by a 1.4-liter petrol engine which outputs 100 PS and 133 Nm. The motor is mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission with manual mode. Standard features include crash sensor, engine check warning, front and side-impact beams, child safety locks, seatbelt warning, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, a 4-speaker stereo system, dual airbags, multiple color schemes. The Kia Rio Hatchback is available in the LX and EX trims with prices starting at ₱920,000.

KIA Rio Price

The Rio is priced between ₱920,000 and ₱985,000 .

KIA Rio Variants

There are 2 variants available of Rio: 1.4 LX AT and 1.4 EX AT.

KIA Rio Power-trains

The Rio is powered by a 1368cc 4-cylinder Gasoline engine produces 99 hp of power and 133 Nm of torque.

It comes with the option of a 4-Speed Automatic transmission gearbox.

KIA Rio Features

The feature list of Rio includes Central Locking, Power Door Locks, Anti Theft Device and Engine Immobilizer in terms of security.

Features for Comfort & Convenience include Air Conditioner, Power Windows Front, Heater, Engine Start/Stop Button, Adjustable Seats, Height Adjustable Driver Seat, Electric Folding Rear View Mirror, Automatic Headlamps, Accessory Power Outlet, Power Steering, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Foldable Rear Seat, Low Fuel Warning Light, Rear Reading Lamp, Rear Seat Headrest, Cup Holders-Front, Bottle Holder, Trunk Light, Vanity Mirror, On Board Computer and Keyless Entry.

Features for Entertainment & communication include Touch Screen, FM/AM/Radio, Bluetooth Connectivity, USB & Auxiliary Input, Speakers Front, Speakers Rear and Voice Control.

KIA Rio Interior

The interior features include Tacho Meter, Electronic Multi Tripmeter, Fabric Upholstery, Digital Clock and Digital Odometer.

KIA Rio Exterior

If we talk about the exterior features then it include Fog Lights Front, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Rear Window Wiper, Rear Window Defogger, Alloy Wheels, Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank, Rear Spoiler, Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator, Integrated Antenna, Chrome Grille and Adjustable Headlights.

KIA Rio Safety

The safety features of the Model includes the Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Child Safety Locks, Anti-Lock Braking System, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning, Day & Night Rear View Mirror, Rear Camera, Parking Sensors, Crash Sensor, Front Impact Beams, Side Impact Beams, Door Ajar Warning and Engine Check Warning.

KIA Rio Competitors

The Rio Competitors are: KIA Stonic, KIA Soluto, Toyota Yaris, Mitsubishi Mirage and Honda Jazz.

KIA Rio 2022 Price List

KIA Rio June 2022 prices start from ₱920,000 for base variant 1.4 LX AT and goes upto ₱985,000 for top-spec variant 1.4 EX AT.

Variant Price Specifications  
KIA Rio 1.4 LX AT ₱920,000 *
SRP Price
1368 cc, 99 hp, Automatic, Gasoline
KIA Rio 1.4 EX AT ₱985,000 *
SRP Price
1368 cc, 99 hp, Automatic, Gasoline

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KIA Rio Colors

KIA Rio is available in 4 different colors - Clear White, Platinum Graphite, Signal Red and 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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