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2018 Kia Rio S

$16,99850K mi


$99 Shipping from CarMax Newark, DE

Key Features
Rear View Camera, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control, Side Airbags
Location: CarMax Newark in Newark, Delaware 19711
Description: Used 2018 Kia Rio S for sale - $16,998, 49,385 miles with Rear View Camera, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control, Side Airbags
Transmission: Automatic Color:Red Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (0 reviews) The gas mileage on this car is great, but the tank is pretty small. I had a Toyota Camry before this car that held about 16 gallons. The Rio in comparison holds around 10 or 11. I have to fill up every week, but when I fill up it's only about $20. The only thing I dislike about the car is the acceleration. I knew when getting the car that the acceleration wasn't going to be great, but in order to get up to speed, you often times have to floor it. I have had issues with the engine coils, but Carmax fixed it for a reasonable price. So far I have only had the car a few months, but I am hoping to get at least a few years out of it. Overall, I think it is a pretty good car and would recommend it to anyone looking for a small, fuel efficient car.
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2018 Kia Rio EX

$18,9984K mi


$199 Shipping from CarMax Greensboro, NC

Key Features
Rear View Camera, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input, Alloy Wheels, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control
Location: CarMax Greensboro in Greensboro, North Carolina 27407
Description: Used 2018 Kia Rio EX for sale - $18,998, 3,360 miles with Rear View Camera, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input, Alloy Wheels, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control
Transmission: Automatic Color:White Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (0 reviews) I was in the market for a sub-compact and considered all the usual suspects, but I was smitten with the sedan's good looks. In my opinion, it's a sharper looking car than any in it's class, with the possible exception of the Ford Fiesta. Despite it's shortcomings, which are mainly the seats and the suspension, I am still very happy with my purchase. Pros: - Style - Lots of amenities at entry level - Reliable - Better than average horsepower - Economical Cons - Seats are pretty crappy - Suspension is low rent, making for ponderous handling

2020 Kia Rio LX

$19,9988K mi


Coming soon to CarMax Capital Boulevard, NC

Key Features
Rear View Camera, Auxiliary Audio Input, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control, Side Airbags, Air Conditioning
Location: CarMax Capital Boulevard in Raleigh, North Carolina 27616
Description: Used 2020 Kia Rio LX for sale - $19,998, 7,993 miles with Rear View Camera, Auxiliary Audio Input, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control, Side Airbags, Air Conditioning
Transmission: Automatic Color:White Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (0 reviews) This car will save you $$$ on gas, and it does not require a lot of upkeep. Some people will complain about the lack of power, but I have no problem getting this little car up and going on the highway. Also, what do you expect? It's a little Kia. It does its job and it does it well! So far, I've had no issues with the vehicle and I'm hoping it stays that way.
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2020 Kia Rio S

$16,99849K mi


Coming soon to CarMax Greensboro, NC

Key Features
Rear View Camera, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control, Side Airbags
Location: CarMax Greensboro in Greensboro, North Carolina 27407
Description: Used 2020 Kia Rio S for sale - $16,998, 48,245 miles with Rear View Camera, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control, Side Airbags
Transmission: Automatic Color:Red Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (0 reviews)
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About the Kia Rio

Vehicle Summary

If you are in the market for an entry-level subcompact car that offers spirited handling, a roomy and comfortable interior, and a stylish exterior, the Kia Rio may be the ideal vehicle for you. The Kia Rio entered into its fourth and current generation starting with the 2018 model and was updated to include a new engine, new technology features, and interior and exterior styling updates. Today, the 2014-2019 Kia Rio presents an excellent option for anyone looking to buy a well-rounded used compact car that won't break the bank. 

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FAQ

Q: What kind of engine does the Kia Rio have?

A: The 2014-2017 Kia Rio (third-generation) comes equipped with a 138 hp 1.6L four-cylinder engine. The 2018-2019 Kia Rio (fourth-generation) comes equipped with a 130 hp 1.6L four-cylinder engine. 

Q: What kind of fuel does a Kia Rio take?

A: The engine in the 2014-2019 Kia Rio is designed to burn regular unleaded gasoline. 

Q: Is the Kia Rio a hatchback or a sedan?

A: The Kia Rio comes available as both a 4-door sedan and a 5-door hatchback.

Kia Rio Trim Configurations

2014-2015 Kia Rio Trim Configurations

The 2014-2015 Kia Rio comes available in three different trim configurations. These trim configurations include: 

  • LX - The base trim of the 2014-2015 Kia Rio, the LX trim includes features such as a four-speaker audio system, cloth seats, body-color exterior door handles, a six-way manually-adjustable driver's seat, and more. 
  • EX - The EX trim of the 2014-2015 Kia Rio includes everything found on the LX trim as well as a chrome-trimmed radiator grille, power windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry, and more. 
  • SX - The SX trim of the 2014-2015 Kia Rio includes everything found on the EX trim as well as a rearview camera, auto on/off headlights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, metal pedals, and more. 

2016-2017 Kia Rio Trim Configurations

The 2016-2017 Kia Rio comes available in three different trim configurations. These trim configurations include: 

  • LX - The base trim of the 2016-2017 Kia Rio, the LX trim includes features such as a four-speaker audio system, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, tinted windows, heated outside mirrors, and more. 
  • EX - The EX trim of the 2016-2017 Kia Rio includes everything found on the LX trim as well as fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, A-pillar mounted tweeter speakers, premium cloth seats, and more. 
  • SX - The SX trim of the 2016-2017 Kia Rio includes everything found on the EX trim as well as a power sunroof, a rearview camera, push-button start, leather seats, heated front seats, and more. 

2018 Kia Rio Trim Configurations

The 2018 Kia Rio comes available in three different trim configurations. These trim configurations include: 

  • LX - The base trim of the 2018 Kia Rio, the LX trim includes features such as cloth seats, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, power door locks, auto light control, and more. 
  • S - The S trim of the 2018 Kia Rio includes everything found on the LX trim as well as a rearview camera, cruise control, Bluetooth® audio streaming, power windows, and more. 
  • EX - The EX trim of the 2018 Kia Rio includes everything found on the S trim as well as a seven-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, a supervision meter cluster, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, fog lights, and more. 

2019 Kia Rio Trim Configurations

The 2019 Kia Rio comes available in two different trim configurations. These trim configurations include: 

  • LX - The base trim of the 2019 Kia Rio, the LX trim includes features such as a rearview camera, power heated outside mirrors, a five-inch touchscreen display, power windows, power door locks, and more. 
  • S - The S trim of the 2019 Kia Rio includes everything found on the LX trim as well as seven-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, LED headlights, a supervision meter cluster, forward collision warning, and more. 

Reliability Research

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RepairPal gave the Kia Rio an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks the Kia Rio 6th out of 21 among subcompact cars.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Kia Rio is $434, compared to an average of $520 for subcompact cars and $719 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Kia Rio owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.2 times per year, compared to an average of 0.3 times for subcompact cars and 0.5 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 9% for the Kia Rio, compared to an average of 11% for subcompact cars and 13% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2010-2019 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 12/31/2018. Learn more.

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Reviews for Kia Rio

Overall Rating

4.0 out of 5 (24 reviews)

Okay car for high school/college student

The gas mileage on this car is great, but the tank is pretty small. I had a Toyota Camry before this car that held about 16 gallons. The Rio in comparison holds around 10 or 11. I have to fill up every week, but when I fill up it's only about $20. The only thing I dislike about the car is the acceleration. I knew when getting the car that the acceleration wasn't going to be great, but in order to get up to speed, you often times have to floor it. I have had issues with the engine coils, but Carmax fixed it for a reasonable price. So far I have only had the car a few months, but I am hoping to get at least a few years out of it. Overall, I think it is a pretty good car and would recommend it to anyone looking for a small, fuel efficient car.

Pros

  • Fuel Economy: it gets good gas mileage

Cons

  • Ride and Handling: terrible acceleration

- Aubrey R, 2011 Kia Rio

Very affordable and durable car

This car will save you $$$ on gas, and it does not require a lot of upkeep. Some people will complain about the lack of power, but I have no problem getting this little car up and going on the highway. Also, what do you expect? It's a little Kia. It does its job and it does it well! So far, I've had no issues with the vehicle and I'm hoping it stays that way.

Pros

  • Fuel Economy: This has saved me so much money on gas.
  • Reliability: I have had no issues with this vehicle yet.
  • Value: Incredibly afforable and a great deal.

- Lindsay F., 2013 Kia Rio

Very stylish for a sub-compact

I was in the market for a sub-compact and considered all the usual suspects, but I was smitten with the sedan's good looks. In my opinion, it's a sharper looking car than any in it's class, with the possible exception of the Ford Fiesta. Despite it's shortcomings, which are mainly the seats and the suspension, I am still very happy with my purchase. Pros: - Style - Lots of amenities at entry level - Reliable - Better than average horsepower - Economical Cons - Seats are pretty crappy - Suspension is low rent, making for ponderous handling

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Cons

  • Ride and Handling: Vague handling, bumps and potholes will punish your spine
  • Seat Comfort: Super low-grade fabric, wooden planks for upholstery
  • Visibility: Front visibility is great, rear visibility, not so much. Better remove the rear headrests.

- Jon Fleming, 2016 Kia Rio

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