2020 Kia Rio

Original MSRP Range
$15,850 - $16,790
Available Style(s)
Hatchback, Sedan
MPG
33 - 33 MPG City / 41 - 41 MPG Hwy
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2020 Kia Rio

What We Like

  • Sporty styling of the hatchback

  • Quality of the cabin

  • Good infotainment system

  • Affordable pricing

What We Don't

  • Mundane exterior color selection

  • Limited optional driver-assist and collision avoidance systems

  • Lacking a telescoping steering wheel

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.3/ 5

Consumer Rating

5.0/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2020 Kia Rio?

There are no major changes for 2020.See the 2020 Kia Rio models for sale near you

Which Rio is the Best?

The Rio is all about affordability. If all you need or all your budget will allow is the LX, you will wind up with a decent ride. But for about $1,000 more, the S is the better buy plus opens the door to the Tech package.Find a Kia Rio for sale

How Much Does a 2020 Kia Rio Cost?

The 2020 Kia Rio Sedan is offered in LX and S trim, while the 5-door hatchback comes only in S grade.

The LX ($15,750) includes a 6-speed automatic transmission, 15-in steel wheels, auto headlight control, dual manual outboard mirrors, a tilt steering wheel, a trip computer, a 12-volt power outlet, cloth seats, a 6-way manually adjusted driver's seat, a rear bench seat, air conditioning, power door locks, six airbags, hill-start assist and a 4-speaker audio system with a 5-in display, Bluetooth, satellite radio capability and USB/auxiliary input jacks.

The S ($16,390, sedan), ($16,690, 5-door) builds on the LX features with power/heated outboard mirrors, power windows, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, a center console with a sliding armrest, two additional tweeter speakers, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, 7-in touchscreen audio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and remote keyless entry.

Optional on the S trim is the Tech package that adds forward-collision avoidance, LED headlights, a 3.5-in LCD meter cluster display, a tire pressure monitor and UVO3 eServices

Rio Trims

HatchbackOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Rio 5-Door S IVT$16,790 / $16,2954 Cylinder12033 / 416-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Rio LX IVT$15,850 / $15,3824 Cylinder12033 / 416-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Rio S IVT$16,490 / $16,0024 Cylinder12033 / 416-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD

Is the 2020 Kia Rio a Safe Car?

In crash testing performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Kia Rio sedan attained the highest score of Good in every test save for the passenger-side small-overlap front crash test, which earned an Acceptable grade. The IIHS named the Kia Rio as a Top Safety Pick+.

5 Year Cost to Own

$29,128 ($0.39 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic5 Years/60,000 Miles
Drivetrain10 Years/100,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Paint Protection Pkg
  • Technology Pkg

Competition

2020 Kia Rio vs the competition

2020 Chevrolet Sonic -- Available as a sedan or a hatchback in most grades, the Sonic stands apart from others in the segment thanks to its standard advanced infotainment system, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Every Sonic comes with built-in 4G LTE and an available Wi-Fi hot spot.

2020 Nissan Versa -- The Nissan Versa is all-new for 2020 with a new look, a nicer interior and upgraded technology. The Versa has a lower base price than the Rio and it can get more expensive and better-appointed in the higher trims.

2020 Toyota Yaris -- Offered as a sedan or hatchback, the Yaris has a little less get-up-and-go than the Rio, but an array of driver-assist technologies like lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning and mitigation, and automatic high breams are available.

Used Mazda3 -- A 2014-2017 Mazda3 will give you more interior room, better performance and a lot more luxury features, plus the option of a manual transmission.

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