Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,393 - $17,755
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
138
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,393 - $17,755
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
138
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.3 Overall Score
Performance 4.0 Comfort 4.2 Styling 3.9 Value 4.3

Editor's Overview

The economical new Kia Rio makes a great first car or the perfect fuel-sipping commuter. Available as a family-friendly 4-door sedan or the sporty Rio 5-door, the new 2017 Kia Rio is sty...

Kia Rio Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2017 Kia Rio Owner Reviews

4.45

42 Reviews

57% 36% 5% 2 star 0% 2%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Kia Rio is a wonderful car. The gas mileage is phenomenal!

I have purchased my Kia Rio April of this year. I am very pleased with it is performance. The way it drives just hugs the road and steering is tight. The gas mileage is unbelievable! Although a smaller vehicle, the room inside is huge! Can comfortably fit 5 people. The trunk easily fits all luggage for traveling as well as large trips to the store. After owning used vehicles my whole life, I will never go back. My brand new car is outstanding. I have had zero issues with my Kia Rio. Also knowing the warranty covers 100, 000 miles gives me peace of mind. The purchase of my car also came with roadside assistance. I can call 24/7 and get help with a flat tire, running out of gas, vehicle problems, etc. This assistance also is available when I am traveling. I couldn't ask for a better plan. Last year I was not able to bring my daughter to college due to not having a reliable car. Now I am able to make the 400 mile trip with knowing I can trust my Rio to get me there and back with ease and peace of mind. And the gas money that I have to spend for a trip to visit and back easily fits in my budget. I am also teaching my teenage children how to drive. What a wonderful vehicle to do this in. I believe that they were able to learn faster with such a nice car. After taking lessons with me in my Kia Rio they do not want to drive any other car. And when the time comes for them to drive on their own, I can be rest assured that they will be safe. The Kia does exceptionally well consistently in all safety tests. What is more important than keeping your children safe and sound!

- Kim L

Perfect car for a single person with no children.

This car is ok. It gets me to work and my son to school. I put a lot if miles on it because of where I work so it gets pretty good gas mileage. Sometimes it takes a minute to get going. Like if I am at a red light and it turns green. I start to go, but it takes a minute to get going. I will push down on the accelerator but it still seems slow to start. Then all of a sudden it will jerk forward. That is one thing I do not like. I also think it needs a place to charge an electronic device in the back. There is only one charging outlet in the car and it is up front. It is also a very small car. I wouldn't recommend this car for a family. This is mostly a car for a single person.

- Joy F

It gets great gas mileage for someone who drives a lot or constantly.

What I like about my car the most, is that it gets GREAT gas mileage. I can make a tank full of gas last a long time. It has power, is very roomy and all my friends comment on how much they love my car. The only thing I don't like is that the only overhead light it has is the one in the middle of the ceiling. It doesn't have any lights upfront where the visors are, making it difficult to see at night inside the car. There is also no middle compartment between the seats, only cup holders and a larger holder. So everything loose has to go into my glove box. Oh, and no cruise control.

- Nicole K

Ranked #13 Small Cars by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$10,393 - $13,702
$17,755

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
138 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.6L GDI 16
1.6L GDI 16
ECO PACKAGE
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.8 in.
43.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40 in.
40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
31.1 in.
31.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
37.6 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.7 cu. ft.
13.7 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.2 in.
101.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
33.5 ft.
33.5 ft.

Length

Length
172 in.
172 in.

Width

Width
67.7 in.
67.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2494 - 2573 .lbs
2573 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
138 hp

Torque

Torque
123 ft. lbs.
123 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
11.4 gal.
11.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
14 - 18 mpg
14 - 18 mpg

City

City
27 mpg
27 mpg

Highway

Highway
36 mpg
36 mpg
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety