2017 Kia Rio Pricing


  • Ample standard and optional features
  • Long warranty coverage for peace of mind
  • engine provides relatively quick acceleration
  • Roomy seating for a subcompact


  • Base LX's non-telescoping steering wheel
  • Lacks the ride and handling sophistication of rivals

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Features & Specs

LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A)LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6M)LX 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6A)
Starting MSRP$15,395$14,165$15,495
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed manual6-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower138 hp @ 6300 rpm138 hp @ 6300 rpm138 hp @ 6300 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

  • Side Crash Rating

  • Side Barrier Rating

  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat4/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover11.6%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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TRAVIS LANGNESS: I'm editor Travis Langness, and this is an Edmunds Expert Rundown of the 2017 Kia Rio. [MUSIC PLAYING] If you're looking for a subcompact sedan that won't break the bank and doesn't feel like a penalty box, you're looking in the right place. The 2017 Kia Rio is a roomy, four-door subcompact that comes as a sedan or as a hatchback. It gets lots of standard equipment relative to its price. And while it may feel a little bit basic, it doesn't feel like a disappointment when you drive it. The ride quality is a bit stiff, especially on the SX model with the sporty suspension. But you get responsive handling as a trade-off, so it might be worth it in the long run. The Rio also has good standard warranty coverage, and relatively quick acceleration for the segment. Both are pluses if you're on a budget. The Rio's interior isn't exactly plush, but it does have some nice soft-touch materials on the upper trim levels, and the fit and finish is high quality. [MUSIC PLAYING] The seats up front are a bit flat, without much bolstering, but they're comfortable enough for daily commutes and the occasional road trip. And the cabin controls are laid out in a straightforward manner that's pretty easy to learn. [MUSIC PLAYING] We also like the Kia Rio's optional 7-inch touchscreen with Kia UVO technology. It's got crisp graphics and easy-to-use controls. For the 2017 Kia Rio, the bottom line is that it's got a lot of value, lots of standard and available features, and for a class that's got some pretty humdrum vehicles, it's a likeable option. We also recommend checking out the Honda Fit and the Ford Fiesta. For more reviews and Edmunds Expert Rundowns, click the link to subscribe.

2017 Kia Rio Expert Rundown Review

Looking for a subcompact sedan or hatchback that doesn't feel like a penalty box? The 2017 Kia Rio might be the car for you. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.

2017 Kia Rio for Sale

Kia Rio 2017 LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A) Bright Silver Beige cloth
New 2017Kia RioLX
Est.Loan: $300/mo
Kia Rio 2017 LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A) Bright Silver Beige cloth
New 2017Kia RioLX
Est.Loan: $304/mo
2017 Kia Rio Overview

The 2017 Kia Rio is offered in the following submodels: Hatchback, Sedan. Available styles include LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A), LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6M), LX 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6A), EX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A), EX 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6A), and SX 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6A). Kia Rio models are available with a 1.6 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 138 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Kia Rio comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic, 6-speed manual. The 2017 Kia Rio comes with a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 10 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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2017 Kia Rio Gas Mileage

2017 Kia Rio LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
30 compined MPG,
27 city MPG/36 highway MPG

2017 Kia Rio LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6M), 6-speed manual, regular unleaded
31 compined MPG,
27 city MPG/36 highway MPG

2017 Kia Rio LX 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
30 compined MPG,
27 city MPG/36 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG30
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement1.6 L
Passenger Volume102.1 cu.ft.
Wheelbase101.2 in.
Length172.0 in.
Width67.7 in.
Height57.3 in.
Curb Weight2573 lbs.