33 city, 41 highway, 36 combined
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Good value: The Kia Rio faces less competition as automakers turn attention away from subcompact sedans and hatches to pint-size SUVs. With this in mind, the value-conscious Rio undercuts many of these pricier sport-ute rivals by thousands of dollars.
Upgraded technology: That wireless smartphone connectivity and a user-friendly touchscreen are standard on the 2021 Rio is excellent news. Shoppers often have to look much higher on the price ladder to find wireless smartphone connectivity even offered as an option, so in our eyes Kia has scored a real coup by making it standard.
Cabin refinement: Just as appreciated is the grown-up look and feel of the cabin. It's basic but attractive, and all the controls are easy to operate. Even though the Rio is a budget-conscious choice, it stays on the right side of being inexpensive without feeling cheap.
Plan passing maneuvers: There is only so much you can ask of the Rio’s 120-horsepower four-cylinder engine. In town it’s peppy enough. At highway speed, well, you’ll need to steer clear of the passing lane.
5 out of 51 customer reviews
RepairPal gave the Kia Rio an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Kia Rio 10th out of 27 among Subcompact Cars.View RepairPal's full rating of the Kia Rio
Front Wheel Drive (2WD)
F 42.1"/R 33.5"
F 38.9"/R 37.4"
The 2021 Kia Rio is available in multiple trims, each with its own estimated fuel economy, here are the EPA estimates for each trim:
The Kia Rio received a rating of 4 out of 5 stars from RepairPal, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks the Kia Rio as 9 out of 27 among Subcompact Car
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