2018 Kia Rio Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,412 - $18,325
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
130
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,412 - $18,325
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
130
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.3 Overall Score
Performance 4.2 Comfort 4.4 Styling 4.4 Value 4.4

Editor's Overview

Available as a sedan or 5-door hatchback, the value-packed 2018 Kia Rio boasts a larger interior than its diminutive size would suggest. It offers a generous serving of tech-savvy features and the best warranty in the segment. All-new for 2018, the Rio offers an attractive, quiet interior, a comfortable ride, and an expansive array of safety features.

Kia Rio Models & Trims

LX $14,412 - $18,325*
Horsepower: 130 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 X 5.5 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
EX $14,412 - $18,325*
Horsepower: 130 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 X 5.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
S $14,412 - $18,325*
Horsepower: 130 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 X 5.5 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.59

32 Reviews

69% 22% 9% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

The Kia Rio is the perfect car for driving in traffic and is very comfortable.

The car is the right size for me. It has Sirius XM which I definitely enjoy. It is rides very smoothly. It has great mileage especially when driving long distances and even good mileage in city traffic. Another feature I really like and need is the ability to raise the driver's seat since I am fairly short.

- Wendy S

It's white and the color helps with the Texas heat. It's spacious and perfect for a small family. It has been the most reliable car we have purchased. Kia has never let us down.

I really love our vehicle. However, in the state of Texas, I would suggest buying a truck. A lot of roads flood and our little car cannot always handle flooding. The car is comfortable and very reliable. Purchasing it was a quick and easy experience for my husband. This was our second car purchase with Kia.

- carmen m

My recently purchased Kia.

I bought the car last week, so I really just have user reviews to go by. Everything I read said that this was a great car, that performs very well. The interior is nice, but my wife and I have trouble understanding the dashboard sometimes. We still are not sure what our mileage started at.

- Kenneth S

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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
$14,412 - $18,325
$14,412 - $18,325

Horsepower

Horsepower
130 hp
130 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Standard

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Not Available
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.1 in.
42.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.9 in.
38.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.5 in.
33.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.4 in.
37.4 in.

Trunk Volume

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

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P185/65TR15
P185/65TR15

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.6 in.
101.6 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
33.5 ft.
33.5 ft.

Length

Length
172.6 in.
172.6 in.

Width

Width
67.9 in.
67.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2648 - 2727 .lbs
2714 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
130 hp
130 hp

Torque

Torque
119 ft. lbs.
119 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Not Available
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
11.9 gal.
11.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
33 mpg
33 mpg

City

City
29 mpg
28 mpg

Highway

Highway
37 mpg
37 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Available

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings