2018 Kia Rio EX Hatchback Test Drive Video Review

The redesigned 2018 Kia Rio is the value buy in the subcompact hatchback class. With a design the echo’s that of the Volkswagen Golf, an extensive 10-year drivetrain warranty, and an affordable starting price; this one hits the trifecta.

The best sub-compact hatchbacks are both thrifty and fun to drive. They are fun to hustle through the curves and they are light on your wallet when it comes to the gas station. This Kia Rio offers maximum value because it’s priced very competitively.

The 2018 Kia Rio is powered by a 1.6 liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 130 horsepower and 119 lb-ft. of torque. Fuel economy is 29 MPG in the city and 37 MPG on the highway. The EX trim comes with a 7-inch touchscreen featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard. .

The Kia Rio has been redesigned for the 2018 model year and this marks the fourth generation. The Rio is available in 3 trims levels ranging in price from $13,900 for the LX model up to $18,700 for the top-of-the-line EX model. The Kia Rio competes most closely with other compact hatchbacks including the: Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta, Nissan Versa, Toyota Yaris, and the Chevrolet Sonic.

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