2018 Kia Rio Irvine CA
When you are looking for functionality in a fun package, the 2018 Kia Rio is the way to go. This subcompact features an eye-catching design that is both modern and versatile, sporting an exterior inspired by European vehicles. Rio’s exterior is defined by crisp lines and newly designed headlights that are swept back for a more aggressive appearance, providing a more sophisticated and sporty look than any Rio before it.
Under the hood of the new Rio you will find a Gamma 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder engine that is enhanced from last year's version for better fuel economy and more responsiveness. The engine is then paired with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, depending on your trim choice. When combined with the automatic transmission, the new Kia Rio is able to get a fuel economy of up to 37 miles per gallon on the highway.
Three Trim Choice
The new Rio comes available in three trims: LX, S, and EX. Each trim offers something unique to its driver, whether that's exceptional value, impressive efficiency, or top-of-the-line convenience features.
Notable technology features found standard on the 2018 Kia Rio include Bluetooth® hands-free functionality, a six-speaker stereo with satellite radio, and a rear-view camera system. Those who want more tech can opt for the Rio EX trim with a seven-inch floating touchscreen and UVO3.
The interior of the new Rio is even more spacious than last year's model, offering an upscale cabin with an improved instrument panel, more ergonomic layout, and upgraded interior materials that have a more premium feel.
Test Drive the 2018 Kia Rio in Irvine CA
The new Rio may be small, but it has some big safety features to back it up. Found standard on all Rio trim lines are the following safety features:
- Dual front advanced airbags
- Dual front seat-mounted side airbags
- Full-length side curtain airbags
- Front and rear 3-point seat belts
- Front seat-belt pretensioners with force limiters
- Height-adjustable front seat-belt anchors
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
- Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
- Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
- Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- Autonomous Emergency Braking System (AEB) (EX Trim Only)
If you would like to see the 2018 Kia Rio in person, stop by Kia if Irvine and take one for a test drive today!