2019 Kia Rio

2019 Kia Rio

The 2019 Kia Rio sends your fun quotient soaring without weighing down your budget.

What’s new for the 2019 Kia Rio?

2019 Kia Rio Exterior

This year, the Rio offers a better experience at a friendlier price. Last year, you had to upgrade to the top-trim EX to enjoy Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. This year, the EX has been eliminated from the lineup and the mid-grade Rio S comes standard with this street-smart infotainment technology. This year’s base LX model also treats you to a smoother ride, compliments of its newly standard automatic transmission.

Why choose the subcompact 2019 Rio?

For starters, the Rio gives you a great deal on modern transport, with a thrifty price tag and excellent fuel mileage. Depending on powertrain configuration, the 2019 Kia Rio earns up to 29 city/37 highway mpg.

2019 Kia Rio on the Road

This subcompact gives you options, because it’s available as a sedan or hatchback. Choose the latter to increase cargo space; the hatchback makes it easier to load up your subwoofers or haul your record collection around. Inside, you’d never know the Rio was such a price-conscious car, thanks to its solid build quality. Warranty coverage is another great reason to choose this model. When you buy a new Rio, you get a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, along with some serious peace of mind.

What are the 2019 Kia Rio trim levels?

There are two Rio trim levels: the entry-level LX and stylish S. Each appeals to a different kind of buyer – you just have to figure out which trim speaks to you. The 2019 Kia Rio LX speaks to budget-minded buyers with its friendly MSRP, starting at only $15,300. But, when you’re coasting around in the LX, you never feel like you’re missing out. The spacious, supportive seating supplies the comfort you need for rush-hour travel. Tech features – like the USB port and 5-inch infotainment display – keep you entertained for the duration of your commute.

2019 Kia Rio Interior

If it’s modern convenience you’re after, check out the Rio S. This compact car cuts down on the time you spend cranking handles and plugging cables in, thanks to features like power windows and Bluetooth wireless connectivity. The 60/40-split folding rear seat also comes in handy when you want to transport your guitar and other unwieldy items.

The top-trim S also offers the latest in smartphone connectivity – namely, the Uvo infotainment system with its Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. This smartphone integration technology displays apps on the central infotainment screen and gives you access to Siri and Google voice controls. All of which means you can stay connected without getting distracted from the road ahead.

What’s the 2019 Kia Rio safety rating?

2019 Kia Rio Tech Safety

As of this writing, the 2019 Rio has yet to be rated. But, if last year’s safety ratings are any indication, you can expect big things from this subcompact. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named last year’s Rio a 2018 Top Safety Pick+ after it earned top scores in just about every crash test.

Moreover, the Rio’s frontal crash prevention system picked up a rare IIHS score of “Superior” for its excellent performance in the face of danger. In addition to automatic emergency braking, the 2019 Rio also offers a rearview camera to help you back up without mangling any skateboards or bicycles left in the driveway.