Vehicle Details Aesthetics aside, what really sets the 2013 Kia Rio apart from the competition is its impressive list of standard and available features. Outside, the fetching bodywork is easier on the eyes than those old Aveos and Echoes. In the Rio, you'll find a sporty-looking little car with a long list of standard features that are generally optional on other cars in this price range, if they offer them at all. Other trademarks and tradenames are those of their respective owners. The Rio's lightweight structure uses more high-strength steel, while the suspension--MacPherson struts in front, with a stabilizer bar and a torsion-beam setup in back--is configured for a good combination of nimble around-town handling and good passenger comfort.
The resale-value guidebooks have noticed too, elevating the Rio's once anemic resale value to fairly respectable levels, though still not as good as those for the Honda Fit or Ford Fiesta. Kia says it benchmarked Ford's Fiesta when tuning the Rio's suspension. About Kia Motors America Kia Motors America is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. With front bucket seats and three seat belts in back, the Rio theoretically has room for five people. That's because has become the master of building frugal subcompact cars with big car features and performance. The Rio sedan drops the wedge line only slightly between the rear door and the trunk to differentiate it from the hatchback profile.
Employing high-tensile-strength steel 63 percent of body , Rio's lightweight design offers high torsional stiffness for improved handling, ride quality and refinement. From a visual standpoint, we like the sedan's proportions, but for functionally the 5-door hatchback is the more logical choice. Low-rpm, everyday driveability is otherwise pretty good; an engine that responds eagerly to both leisurely and fast-paced driving would be best. But the smaller wheel and tire combo also delivers only average cornering ability, with lots of squealing when the tires are pushed hard and an almost constant need for stability control. Kia has equipped the Rio with a gasoline direct-injection engine and an advanced 6-speed automatic transmission a 6-speed manual is standard. The Rio may not have as big a back seat, but it does have more features, gets better fuel economy and has a longer standard warranty.
Other Cars to Consider - The Sonic is about the same size as the Rio and Rio5, but it can be equipped with a turbocharged engine that makes it much more fun to drive. MacPherson struts, coil springs and a stabilizer bar are used in the front with a torsion beam axle suspension in the rear to engage drivers with responsive handling and provide the utmost comfort in a variety of driving situations. Kia notes that 85 percent of the Rio's materials are recyclable at the end of the vehicle's lifespan and that seat foams are 100-percent biodegradable. The success of the U. In the hatchback, the seat-folding release for the backseat has been revised. For media information, including photography, visit.
As Kia's smallest and most affordable vehicles, the Rio sedan and hatchback offer consumers an abundance of standard amenities, safety features and interior space. Information about Kia Motors America and its full vehicle line-up is available at its website —. In addition to being one of the lowest-priced cars in the U. Good fuel economy and decent power are probably two of the central points that will ring relevant to those cross-shopping the Rio against any of the competition. In addition to being one of the lowest-priced cars in the U. You also could opt for the Rio5 with its big hatchback opening.
The Rio's exterior looks sturdy and aggressive while its interior is filled with features normally reserved for larger, more expensive cars. All new last year, the Rio takes subcompact styling and content to new levels. With an eye toward economy, Kia equips the 5-passenger Rio with a fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engine that uses the latest in fuel-injection technology. A lot more to come. The Rio, on the other hand, has a better warranty, better fuel economy and offers more in the way of advanced technology and audio options. This feature shuts the engine off at idle and restarts it once the accelerator is depressed. Options for the 2013 Kia Rio come in the forms of packages.
With this system, city gas mileage estimates increase by 1 mpg to 30 mpg. Folding the rear seats down in the hatchback creates nearly 50 cubic feet of cargo volume. Power windows and door locks are optional. Sin embargo, Kia no ofrece ninguna garantía, expresa o implícita, con respecto a la exactitud del contenido presentado. On my channel you will find short, 2-5min walkaround videos of Cars and Motorcycles.
Addressing the Rio's dynamic shortcomings would go a long way, especially since it's not thirsting for the pumps and is packaged well. Always drive safely and use caution when backing up. The Rio is rated to attain up to 37 mpg yet still delivers fairly quick acceleration. The hatchback has a sleeker rear, finished with a forward-swept liftgate. And because castor oil comes from plants, this material is generated from a completely sustainable source. Recyclable and Eco-Friendly Emphasizing the earth-friendly theme, 85 percent of the Rio's materials are recyclable at the end of its lifespan, and the Rio features seat foam material that uses 100-percent biodegradable and non-toxic castor oil, which benefits the environment in several ways, including reduced use of petroleum-based products.
Kia's design engineers wedged the Rio's edges, sloped its shoulder lines and sculpted a look using design elements from its Optima and Sportage brethren. Plush and Comfortable Cabin Moving inside, the 2013 Rio greets drivers and passengers with a bold and modern cabin, centered on Kia's horizontal three-cylinder instrument panel and a two-tone color scheme to emphasize a feeling of spaciousness and comfort. Use of these high-quality materials also helps to improve performance in the event of a crash while reducing overall weight. Well-Equipped and Attractive Exterior Accentuating the hunkered down and muscular profile, Rio offers no shortage of standard exterior features. The hatchback has a sleeker rear, finished with a forward-swept liftgate.
No, to me, people's different reactions to the Signal Red hatchback have been the most interesting. Among the more well-established subcompacts like the Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta and Hyundai Accent comes another contender: the 2013 Kia Rio sedan and Rio 5 hatchback. Industry-Leading Warranty The 2013 Rio and Rio 5-door covered by Kia's comprehensive warranty program 9, which offers consumer protection at an exceptional value. AutoTrader Recommends The choice between Rio sedan and Rio5 hatchback is strictly up to you. With 134 horsepower on tap, the eager 4-cylinder provided more than enough power for passing slower trucks, although most of the power can be felt in the higher-rpm range. But with their split-folding rear seatbacks, which free up a vast cargo hold when down, hatchback models are arguably a bit more versatile.