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2017 Kia Rio Sedan Pricing

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Model Type

Sedan

pros & cons

pros

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

cons

  • Lacks the ride and handling sophistication of rivals
  • base LX's non-telescoping steering wheel.
Kia Rio Sedan MSRP: $15,395
Based on the LX Auto FWD 5-passenger 4-dr Sedan with typically equipped options.
EPA Est. MPG 30
Transmission Automatic
Drive Train Front Wheel Drive
Displacement 1.6 L
Passenger Volume 102.1 cu ft
Wheelbase 101 in
Length 172 in
Width 67 in
Height 57 in
Curb Weight 2573 lbs
Kia Rio Sedan MSRP: $15,395
Based on the LX Auto FWD 5-passenger 4-dr Sedan with typically equipped options.
  • Trip Computer
  • Fold Flat Rear Seats
  • Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
  • Tire Pressure Warning
  • Aux Audio Inputs
  • Stability Control
  • USB Inputs
  • Rear Bench Seats

Kia Rio 2017

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.

Transcript

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.

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