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Info & specs

Kia Rio

Kia Rio side view
Kia Rio angular front perspective
Kia Rio angular rear perspective

Overview of the Kia Rio

Learn about the Kia Rio


Both the sedan and hatchback versions of the Kia Rio were designed for everyday use. Ample safety features and a long warranty gives buyers validation on a solid investment in their vehicle choice. Although its top model is highly priced for its segment, its exemplary fuel consumption makes up for the initial cost in gas savings—the automatic transmission version manages 8.4 L/100 km in the city and 6.5 L/100 km on the highway. The Rio is available with a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual with overdrive, although 2019+ models come in automatic only.

Pros and cons of the Kia Rio

  • Available in sedan or hatchback
  • Good fuel economy
  • Long warranty coverage
  • Limited interior space
  • CVT replaces six-speed automatic transmission
  • Top model costly for the segment
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Kia Rio

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Kia Rio

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic or Manual
  • City consumption7.2 - 8.5 L/100km
  • Highway consumption5.9 - 6.4 L/100km
  • Width1725 mm
  • Length4065 mm
  • Trunk space493 L
  • Cargo space928 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Kia Rio

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Kia Rio 2018 - 2020 is available in 5 trims:

LX trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Kia Rio

Dimensions of the Kia Rio

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20201450 mm1725 mm4065 mm
20191450 mm1725 mm4065 mm
20181450 mm1725 mm4065 mm