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Kia Rio

Kia's second smallest car is also one of its best looking. Only relatively young, the Rio launched in 2000 and the third generation has just been released.

The five-seat, five-door light hatchback was renewed in 2017, and is offered in three grades – starting from the Rio S at $17,490 and reaching up to the Rio GT-LINE at $23,590. The only engine option is a carryover 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol model, while the base S can be had with a manual gearbox. The other two are lumbered with an outdated four-speed automatic until the end of 2017 at best, when a new, smaller turbocharged engine and six-speed transmission comes on stream.

Kia Rio Price and Specs

The price range for the Kia Rio varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $17,490 and going to $23,590 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 Hatchback 1.4L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $17,490 $23,590
2019 Hatchback 1.4L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO $14,990 $23,590
2018 Hatchback 1.4L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO $12,100 $20,990
2017 Hatchback 1.4L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $9,680 $18,880
2016 Hatchback 1.4L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $9,495 $15,497
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Kia Rio Colours

  • Clear White
  • Silky Silver
  • Mighty Yellow
  • Aurora Black
  • Signal Red
  • Smoke Blue
  • Platinum Graphite
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Kia Rio Interior

The Kia Rio may well represent motoring on a budget, but its interior isn't a drab affair. As these images show, its plain dashboard is punctuated by a floating touchscreen multimedia system, while the centre stack below is simple but effective. Predictably, hard plastic trim abounds, while the leather found in certain variants looks and feels artificial.

Kia Rio Fuel Consumption

The Kia Rio is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 5.6L/100km for Hatchback /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 Hatchback 5.6L/100km 1.4L ULP 6 SP MAN
2019 Hatchback 5.6L/100km 1.4L ULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Hatchback 5.6L/100km 1.4L ULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Hatchback 5.6L/100km 1.4L ULP 6 SP MAN
2016 Hatchback 5.6L/100km 1.4L ULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Kia Rio Pricing and Specs for 2020

Kia Rio Dimensions

The dimensions of the Kia Rio Hatchback vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 Hatchback 1450x1725x4065 mm 140 mm
2019 Hatchback 1450x1725x4065 mm 140 mm
2018 Hatchback 1450x1725x4065 mm 140 mm
2017 Hatchback 1455x1720x4045 mm 140 mm
2016 Hatchback 1455x1720x4045 mm 140 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Kia Rio Dimensions

Kia Rio Wheel Size

The Kia Rio has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 185x65 R15 for Hatchback in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 15x6 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 Hatchback 185x65 R15 15x6 inches 185x65 R15 15x6 inches
2019 Hatchback 185x65 R15 15x6 inches 185x65 R15 15x6 inches
2018 Hatchback 185x65 R15 15x6 inches 185x65 R15 15x6 inches
2017 Hatchback 185x65 R15 15x5.5 inches 185x65 R15 15x5.5 inches
2016 Hatchback 185x65 R15 15x5.5 inches 185x65 R15 15x5.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Kia Rio Wheel Sizes

Kia Rio Towing Capacity

The Kia Rio has maximum towing capacity of 1100kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 Hatchback 800kg 1100kg
2019 Hatchback 800kg 1100kg
2018 Hatchback 800kg 1100kg
2017 Hatchback 850kg 1050kg
2016 Hatchback 850kg 1050kg
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