2016 Kia Rio

2017 Kia Rio Specifications:
  • Engine Size: 1.6L
  • Cylinders: I-4
  • Horsepower: 138
  • Torque: 123 lb-ft
  • Transmission: Automatic and Manual
  • Drivetrain: Front Wheel

The 2016 Kia Rio

The 2016 Kia Rio ranks near the top in the subcompact category, and outpaces the competition in reliability and cargo space.

It possesses an enthusiastic engine that is peppy enough to buzz around town, and get up to speed on the highway. Handling is taut and delivers a firm ride that doesn't lend itself to harshness - a difficult achievement in a very small car.

The interior is as spacious as a subcompact can get, and occupants in front and in back will find enough room to sit comfortably. The UVO Kia infotainment system is a highlight in any Kia vehicle, let alone an entry level subcompact like the Rio.


The Rio's 1.6L Inline 4 belts out a category best 138hp. Plenty of power for fun and getting past traffic. A 6-speed manual transmission is available, but the primary shifting duties are carried out by a 6-speed Automatic with Sportmatic®. Sportmatic allows for up and down gear shifting without using a clutch - a fun way to drive. MacPherson front struts and available sport tuned suspension delivers nimble handling with good connection to the road.


The rear and front bumpers were updated for 2016 to appear even more aerodynamic. The European inspired design of the Rio makes for a well-balanced, sleek, and nicely detailed looking vehicle. The Rio receives Kia's distinctive front grille as well, and it all works to give the Rio an appealing, signature appearance. The sporty appearance of the Rio can be increased with available 17'' alloy wheels.


The interior of the 2016 Kia Rio is competent and comfortable. Soft materials are used and cloth and leather seats in the Rio are large and provide exceptional support - important in longer drives. The instrument panel is straight forward, and simple to use. The interior includes nice touches like gray stitching and leather trim. Paddle shifters are available in higher trims.


The Advanced Airbag system in the 2016 Kia Rio include dual front, front seat mounted, and full length side curtain. Front and rear crumple zones, and steel beam reinforced doors add to the protection. Driver assistance comes in the form of standard features such as Vehicle Stability Management, Hill-Start Assist and Electronic Stability Control. Braking is enhanced with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, and ABS.


The outstanding Kia UVO infotainment system delivers top notch communication and connectivity. Play music, use apps, utilize Bluetooth® for hands free communication, and do it all through a touchscreen with voice activation. USB ports and Auxiliary stations are included. Available features in the 2016 Kia Rio include Rear-Camera Display, and Push-Button start.

Visit a Kia dealership today for a closer look at the 2016 Kia Rio

The 2016 Kia Rio delivers much more than the average subcompact. It is an entry level vehicle with a spirited drive, and good handling, while still giving a level of reliability only seen in more expensive cars. Visit a Kia dealership today and have a closer look at the 2016 Kia Rio.


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