2018 Kia Rio Adds More Value, Starts From $13,900 [54 Pics]

Kia announced the pricing details of the all-new 2018 Rio sedan and five-door hatchback models.

The first examples of the 2018 Rio are expected to arrive in U.S. dealerships in early October, with Kia to offer them in three trim levels –LX, S and EX.

Compared to the previous model, the new Kia Rio gets a cleaner exterior design with the latest tiger-nose front grille along with a slightly longer body to make the interior even roomier.

Speaking of which, the cabin now comes with features like Bluetooth, a six-speaker audio system with satellite radio and a rear-view camera. Top EX models gets the seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system which comes with voice recognition, Android Auto and Apple Car Play, as well as Autonomous Emergency Braking.

The only engine option is the 1.6-liter GDI petrol unit which is good enough for 130hp and 119lb-ft of torque.

Pricing starts at $13,900 for the LX Sedan model, with the hatchback costing from $14,200. Top EX models start from $18,400 (sedan) and $18,700 (hatchback).


  • Six_Tymes

    I might go check these out. i really like the interior at this price point

  • Jerry Hightower

    I like what Kia is doing. I just wish they would build a small pickup, not a mid size!

  • Craig

    Somewhat ‘retro’ in appearance. Are these flat and upright front ends that we’re seeing [on this, the Accord, etc] because of pedestrian safety rules or something?

  • Benjamin B.

    Who opts for a subcompact sedan? B segment sedans look fugly in my honest opinion. Automakers need to simplify lineup by offering only 3- and 5-door B segment cars. Anyway when will we get to see a Ford Fiesta ST/Fiat 500 Abarth competitor?

    • Dennis Scipio

      I don’t have any problems with a B-Segment Sedan when it comes to price and features, they are more capable than ever before.

  • ediotsavant

    Interior looks good. But the exterior not. The front reminds me of the early 1990s Mitsubishi Lancer.

  • Dennis Scipio
    • Eder Kambara

      Why the rear plate is on the bumper and not on the boot door? Pointless design.

  • Jay

    It looks good but that faux windows on the c-pillar isnt fulling anyone. The blind can see how horrendous that is.

    • jfalckt

      Agreed. It would look far better without that fake plastic POS c-pillar window, what were they thinking?

  • Braddo

    Why does it look like it’s from the 1990’s? This is terrible design

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