2019 Kia Rio Model Review

28/37  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
10.5  Sec.
0-60 MPH
4
Doors
5
Seats
17.4-32.8  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2019 Kia Rio?

The 2019 Kia Rio four-door model has been made available in S and LX grades. The most notable changes are the addition of two new packages. The Tech Package comes with forward collision avoidance technology along with LED headlights. You get a 3.5-inch LCD display, an eServices feature, and new highline TPMS.

The Sirius Satellite Radio Package is available only on the four-door model. This includes a 5-inch color screen and an upgrade to the interior audio. You also get satellite radio. This package removes the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. It also replaces the 7-inch touch screen to make the vehicle more affordable.

2019 Kia Rio Spacious Interior

Which Trims & Features are Available on the 2019 Kia Rio?

The Kia Rio comes in two trims: S and LX. The LX trim is the base trim, while the S adds some upgrades and new options. The LX features 15-inch steel wheels and full covers. You also have automatic light control capabilities. The outside mirrors are both heated and power-adjustable. Tinted privacy glass is a standard feature, as is solar control for the glass. The windshield wipers are variable intermittent.

A 3.5-inch LCD display is standardized, as is a 12V power outlet on the center console. The rear view mirror has both day and night capabilities. The driver's seat has 6-way adjustment capabilities. As for convenience features, you have a 5-inch audio display system, Sirius satellite radio, and Bluetooth integration. The vehicle has four speakers. You can use the auxiliary input and USB jacks to play your music. Audio controls are mounted on the steering wheel. There are power windows including a one-touch feature for the driver's side.

The S has all the same standard features as the LX, but it also adds some new upgrades and options. If you wish to replace the LCD touch screen, the Sirius Satellite Radio package makes a 3.5-inch screen available to you instead. The S adds a front center armrest and increased storage. It also adds split-folding capabilities to the rear seat for loading cargo. The headrests in the rear seat are adjustable.

The standard S model comes with a 7-inch touch screen display. It also includes an infotainment system and rear backup camera. If you wish, you can replace the 7-inch screen with the 5-inch one standard on the LX. Rather than having four speakers, the S has two tweeter speakers. It also has a rear USB charger and cruise control capabilities. Remote keyless entry is a standard feature.

2019 Kia Rio Performance

2019 Kia Rio Front GrilleBoth trims have a 4-cylinder 1.6-liter engine with a maximum of 130 horsepower and 119 lb-ft of torque. The fuel tank has a capacity of 11.9 gallons. A 6-speed automatic transmission system makes driving smooth and easy. The EPA estimated fuel economy on the highway is 37 MPG, while city driving yields 28 MPG for a combined rating of 32 MPG.


What are the Safety Features on the Kia Rio?

2019 Kia Rio RearThe Kia Rio comes with a great deal of security features. You have multiple airbags to protect you in case of a collision. The seat belts also have pretensioners to protect you in case of a collision. An anti-lock braking system and electronic stability control help keep the vehicle under control. If you're driving on a hill, you can use the hill-start assistance control. There's also a LATCH system to ensure child safety. There are some small differences between the models. The S trim has an available option for a high line tire-pressure monitor system. It also has the option for forward collision avoidance technology to use in the city and urban areas.

The Kia Rio should be experienced in person, so stop by Joe Myers Kia in Houston to take a test drive.

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