Featuring smart engine enhancements and a revamped 6-speed automatic transmission, the 2018 Rio 5-Door drives like no ordinary hatchback. The Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) delivers improved responsiveness, and the updated braking system offers refined brake performance. For a fun-to-drive feel no matter where you go.
Meticulously built with high-quality, insulating materials, the Rio 5-Door offers a quiet driving experience with self-assured, balanced handling. And we added 30% more Advanced High-Strength Steel (AHSS) to help deliver improved rigidity for an even smoother ride.
Convenient storage space for your cargo.
The available power‐folding outside mirrors are convenient for parking in tight spaces.
Whether it's completely open or slightly tilted, the Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof gives you an enhanced airy experience on your drive.
Get all the utility of a hatchback, now with a wider hatch opening and lower lift-over height for easier loading and unloading. And the 60/40 split-folding rear seat offers plenty of passenger and cargo combinations for maximized versatility.
Meet the interior designed to make you feel good. From the ergonomically arranged controls to the 6-way adjustable driver’s seat. The Rio 5-Door’s spacious cabin, with quality seating materials and comfort-focused features, makes every drive feel like a getaway.
Take on the road without skipping a beat. UVO, short for “your voice,” makes connecting to your world simple. The Kia-exclusive system features intuitive smartphone in-car connection, Bluetooth®* hands-free wireless technology, and convenient tools like My Car Zone and Parking Minder.
Step into the Rio 5-Door experience with Kia's interactive Augmented Reality (AR) Owner’s Manual. From dashboard to engine block, all it takes is a scan with your tablet or smartphone to see feature details pop up on your screen. Use it anywhere, even away from your Rio, for a convenient way to explore more.
The Rio 5-Door’s active safety systems work automatically to help you stay in control. Systems like the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), which helps maintain control when braking, as well as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), which help improve stability and enhance steering response. And Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) helps keep your Kia in place as you move off an incline.
Here to safeguard your most precious cargo, the advanced airbag system features dual front, side, and side curtain airbags. Plus sensors that can detect the level of an impact and when there’s a passenger in the front seat.