2019 Kia Rio5

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Kia Rio5 highlights

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  • Good cargo dimensions
  • Sporty handling makes it fun to drive
  • Lots of useful connectivity features


  • Single trim only for 2019
  • Exterior noise is intrusive at highway speeds

Mileage (EPA estimate)

28 city, 37 highway, 32 combined

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What is new for the 2019 Kia Rio5?

  • The EX and LX trims have been discontinued for 2019.
  • Rio5 trims have been upgraded with Parking Sensors as standard equipment this year.
  • The S trim now comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment.

2019 Kia Rio5 trims

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  • 130-hp, 119-lb-ft of torque 1.6L
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Rear View Camera
  • View our Kia Rio5 S inventory

5 reasons to buy the 2019 Kia Rio5

1. Balanced performance 

Practicality doesn’t mean boring. The hero feature of the 2019 Kia Rio5 is its fuel-sipping credentials. Taking you beyond your regular routes, more miles in the tank means weekend plans full of fun day trips, romantic getaways, and unexpected adventures. Powered by a 1.6L four-cylinder engine with front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission, the 2019 Rio5 delivers an EPA-estimated 32 mpg combined.

This setup minimizes the need for frequent stops and maximizes your time on the open road. 

2. Spacious cargo bay 

Thanks to its easy-access hatchback, the 2019 Rio5 simplifies everyday hauling tasks, from transporting a crated pet to helping a neighbor with their white goods collection. The 17.4 cu-ft cargo space expands to 32.8 cu-ft when the split-fold rear row is down, while the flat load floor makes life easier. A relatively wide loading area, along with that spacious hatchback door opening, brings some welcome ease into the loading and unloading process, making this a convenient choice for trips that require some heft.  

3. Available technology package 

Lock in a 2019 Rio5 with the available Technology package and you’ll secure some useful features that boost everyday driving convenience. With Kia eServices (formerly UVO eServices) integrated into the infotainment system, this option offers available driver monitoring — a real plus point for families and sharers — and a parking reminder for setting meter and location reminders, all conveniently accessible from your compatible smartphone.

 If you frequently drive in low-light conditions, perhaps for an early or late work shift, you’ll also appreciate the package’s impactful LED headlights and positioning lights. 

4. Convenient connectivity 

An intuitive infotainment system is essential if you want to enjoy your school run drop-offs, client appointment schedule, and end-of-day grocery run. The 2019 Rio5 S, its sole trim, has a prominent seven-inch touchscreen display for easy management of audio, apps, and in-car controls. Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto, and Bluetooth® connectivity are standard, offering seamless integration to your compatible smartphone for hands-free calling, navigation, and your crew’s favorite songs or stories. 

5. Driver comfort 

If your regular commute is longer than you’d like, it's good to know the 2019 Rio5 prioritizes driver comfort and convenience. Features such as the rearview camera monitor and cruise control functionality boost your awareness and physical ease during parking garage maneuvers and long-distance highway drives. The 2019 Rio5’s sliding armrest and height-adjustable driver seating offer you comfort personalization, while the close-reach front-row cup holders and deep-fill door cubbies keep your drinks and snacks within reach too. 

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal gave the Kia Rio5 an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Kia Rio5 14th out of 27 among Subcompact Cars.

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Kia Rio5 features and specs

S 2WD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Cloth Seats

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 42.1"/R 33.5"

Head room

F 38.9"/R 38"

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