2021 Kia Rio in Moosic, PA

2021 Kia Rio blue driving on road

Sedans may not be in the limelight compared to the star power of key crossover players like the Kia Seltos, Kia Sorento, and Kia Sportage, but they still have their place. Crossover cargo space may be nice, but for those who prioritize a sedan-style driving experience and fuel efficiency, Kia has options like the Kia Rio, Kia Forte, and the Kia K5.

The Kia Rio is a subcompact sedan with a lot to offer. Despite its size, it is loaded up with modern safety equipment, fun interior technology, and a sportier appearance than you often get in the class. The price is right for many drivers, especially young couples, small families, college students, or just people who want a second car. The base model has a starting MSRP of $16,050 but the chart below shows you what available features and specifications you can get out of the Kia Rio.


Interior Technology

Safety Features

1.6L I-4 Engine Wireless Android Auto™ and Wireless Apple CarPlay® Hill Start Assist Control
120 Horsepower 8-Inch Touchscreen Display Six Airbag Safety System
112 lb-ft of Torque Power Windows, Door Locks, and Heated Outside Mirrors Electronic Brake-Force Distribution
Intelligent Variable Transmission Auto On/Off Headlight Control Vehicle Stability Management and Anti-Lock Brake System

Model Analysis

The Kia Rio is a bargain because it was built to be one. Its low price comes with modern technologies not often seen in its class from other automakers. Physically large drivers may not find it comfortable, but many other drivers will find it more accommodating than some subcompact crossovers. Those who find the Rio too small should look at the Kia Forte or the Kia K5 instead. If you’re interested in the Rio but the lack of cargo space is a real concern for you, the Rio is also built as a hatchback. It is called the 2021 Kia Rio 5-Door and is nearly identical to the sedan Rio except for the change in body style.

Other Features Available on the 2021 Kia Rio

  • Rear Backing Camera
  • Cruise Control
  • LED Headlights
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Auto Emergency Braking Technology
  • Remote Keyless Entry and Trunk Opener