An enhanced engine and a re-engineered 6-speed automatic transmission are just two of the many refinements that make the all-new Rio fun to drive. Add the updated braking system and Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS), and you’ve got increased control and responsiveness behind the wheel.
With a drive performance this big, the 2018 Rio goes beyond what’s expected. From the responsive handling to the powerfully-efficient engine, the all-new Rio proves great things do come in small packages.
The Halogen Multi-Reflector Lens Headlights offer substantial illumination of the road in front of you.
The available power‐folding outside mirrors are convenient for parking in tight spaces.
Enjoy the view no matter the destination. The 2018 Rio features a clean, modern cabin with driver-focused innovations and a streamlined layout, plus flexible seating and storage for optimized versatility. It’s the sleek interior designed to fit, and enhance, your lifestyle.
The Rio’s redesigned center console has everything you need conveniently within reach. The innovative two-tier tray is useful for storing your cell phone or other small items, and the modern floating display allows for a bigger screen while staying true to the interior’s clean, uncluttered look.
Power windows, locks, and mirrors—all at your fingertips.
Power door locks and remote keyless entry make getting into your car hassle‐free. Even when your hands are full. (Available for premium models)
Take a seat in the Rio’s stylishly comfortable cabin, packaged with plush seating, an available leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a 6-way adjustable driver’s seat for personalized comfort. We’ve even lengthened the sliding center armrest to give you more support while you drive.
Be road-trip ready at a moment’s notice. The 2018 Rio features a wider trunk opening for faster, more convenient packing. And the 60/40 split-folding rear seat offers plenty of ways to comfortably fit your cargo—even the extra-long items.
Every vehicle in Kia’s lineup is engineered with your safety in mind. And the 2018 Rio, with its suite of passive and active safety systems, is no different. Reinforced with 30% more Advanced High-Strength Steel for increased rigidity, the next-generation Rio is built to be strong—and to help protect you and your passengers when it matters most.
Heightened protection comes standard with the Rio’s advanced airbag system. It features dual front, side, and side curtain airbags, as well as sensors that can detect the level of an impact and the presence of a front-seat passenger.