Kia

Rio

2013

2013 Kia Rio

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$13,600-$17,900
$13,340-$17,070
29 CITY / 36 HWY
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Overview

What's New for 2013:
  • Eco package adds automatic stop/start engine technology
  • EX and SX hatchback receive standard cargo tray and cargo net
  • SX hatchback and sedan have standard paddle shifters

Exterior Features
The 2013 Kia Rio is offered in 5-door hatchback and 4-door sedan body styles, in LX, EX and SX trim levels. All have power heated exterior mirrors. The Rio LX is equipped with 15-inch steel wheels, the EX receives chrome grille trim, and the SX includes 17-inch aluminum wheels, LED running lights, and LED taillights.

Interior Features
Air conditioning, height-adjustable driver's seat, and a stereo with an iPod connection, USB port, auxiliary audio input jack and 3 months of satellite radio at no cost are standard on every 2013 Rio. The EX trim adds power windows, power door locks with remote keyless entry, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and improved fabric for the seats. The SX trim is equipped with upgraded gauges, color touch-screen infotainment system with voice activation, reversing camera, soft-touch interior materials, map and visor mirror lights, and metallic pedal trim.

Optional Features
The Rio LX can be equipped with power windows and door locks with remote keyless entry. The Rio EX is available with a Convenience package that adds aluminum wheels, voice-activated infotainment with a color touch screen, reversing camera, upgraded interior materials and lighting elements, and more. An Eco package with automatic stop/start engine technology is available on the EX with the Convenience package. The Rio SX offers a Premium package with leather, navigation, power sunroof, and keyless entry and push-button ignition.

Under the Hood
Every 2013 Kia Rio is equipped with a direct-injected, 138-horsepower, 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine. The Rio LX comes with a 6-speed manual transmission. A 6-speed automatic is optional on the LX and standard on the EX and SX trims. The Rio EX can be equipped with automatic stop/start technology that Kia calls Integrated Stop & Go (ISG).

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Kia Rio are:
  • Rio with manual transmission: 30/40/34 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Rio with automatic transmission: 30/40/33 mpg
  • Rio with automatic transmission with ISG: 31/40/34 mpg

Safety
Every 2013 Kia Rio is equipped with 6 air bags, traction and stability control, and 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes. A hill-start assist system is also standard. It holds the Rio stationary on hills while the driver switches from the brake to the accelerator. A reversing camera is optional on the Rio EX and standard on the Rio SX.

In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash tests, the 2013 Rio received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had not evaluated the Rio's crashworthiness as this overview was written.

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  • Name SX (5dr HB Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 17900.00 Engine 1.6L/97 City/Hwy MPG 30/36
  • Name EX (5dr HB Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 16700.00 Engine 1.6L/97 City/Hwy MPG 30/36
  • Name LX (5dr HB Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 14900.00 Engine 1.6L/97 City/Hwy MPG 30/36
  • Name LX (5dr HB Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 13800.00 Engine 1.6L/97 City/Hwy MPG 29/37
  • Name SX (4dr Sdn Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 17700.00 Engine 1.6L/97 City/Hwy MPG 30/36
  • Name EX (4dr Sdn Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 16500.00 Engine 1.6L/97 City/Hwy MPG 30/36
  • Name LX (4dr Sdn Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 14700.00 Engine 1.6L/97 City/Hwy MPG 30/36
  • Name LX (4dr Sdn Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 13600.00 Engine 1.6L/97 City/Hwy MPG 29/37
  • Name SX (5dr HB Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 17900.00 Engine 1.6L/97 City/Hwy MPG 29/37
INTERIOR
  • Front bucket seats -inc: slide/recline, adjustable headrests, 6-way driver seat adjustment w/height adjust
  • 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat -inc: adjustable outboard headrests
  • Knit cloth seat trim
  • Front center console armrest -inc: (2) cup holders, storage bin
  • Metal pedals
  • Metal-grain trim -inc: center fascia, steering wheel spokes, A/C switch knob, indicator panel, park brake button, vent surround
  • 4-spoke leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/Bluetooth, audio & cruise controls
  • Instrumentation -inc: Supervision cluster, dot matrix trip computer, LCD odometer & trip meter, tachometer, external temp display, trip distance, distance to empty, average mpg, instant mpg, digital clock, front wheel reverse direction display
  • Indicators -inc: door ajar, tailgate open, fuel cap open, belt reminder, over speed
  • Pwr windows -inc: driver safety lock & 1-touch auto-up/down
  • Pwr door locks -inc: remote keyless entry, ignition key reminder, emergency door unlock, 2-turn entry, tailgate pwr lock/unlock, folding key w/panic button
  • Cruise control
  • Manual air conditioning -inc: rear heat ducts, 4-speed heater fan
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Glove box w/illumination
  • Soft touch dash
  • (2) 12V front pwr outlets
  • Artificial leather door trim
  • Front padded door armrests
  • Front/rear door map pockets w/bottle holders
  • Dual extendable visors w/covered illuminated vanity mirrors -inc: dual LED map lights
  • (3) assist grips -inc: front passenger, dual rear, coat hook
  • Dome lamp w/delay-out
  • Cargo area lamp
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Front seatback pockets
  • Luggage hook
  • Cargo cover
  • Under-floor cargo tray
  • Cargo net
  • 4-spoke tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/Bluetooth, audio & cruise controls
  • Instrumentation -inc: segment trip computer, LCD odometer & trip meter, tachometer, external temp display, trip distance, distance to empty, average mpg, instant mpg, digital clock
  • Dual extendable visors w/covered vanity mirrors
  • Woven cloth seat trim
  • 4-spoke tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Manual windows
  • Manual door locks
  • Instrumentation -inc: segment trip computer, LCD odometer & trip meter, tachometer, shift indicator, external temp display, trip distance, distance to empty, average mpg, instant mpg, digital clock
  • Indicators -inc: door ajar, trunk open, fuel cap open, belt reminder, over speed
  • Pwr door locks -inc: remote keyless entry, ignition key reminder, emergency door unlock, 2-turn entry, folding key w/panic button
  • Remote trunk release
  • Pwr door locks -inc: smart key remote keyless entry, ignition key reminder, emergency door unlock, 2-turn entry, tailgate pwr lock/unlock, folding key w/panic button
  • Navigation system w/7" map display -inc: SIRIUS traffic
EXTERIOR
  • 17" x 6.5" alloy wheels
  • P205/45R17 low rolling resistance radial tires
  • Body-color bumpers w/lip
  • Rear spoiler
  • Locking fuel filler door
  • Tailgate trim
  • Black grille w/chrome surround
  • Projection headlights w/auto-on/off & escort lighting -inc: black trim bezels
  • Projection fog lamps
  • LED side positioning lamps & taillights
  • UV-reducing solar glass
  • Body-color heated pwr folding mirrors w/integrated turn signals
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/mist function
  • Rear window wiper w/washer
  • Body-color door handles
  • Hood insulation
  • 15" x 5.5" steel wheels w/covers
  • P185/65R15 low rolling resistance radial tires
  • 4-lens multi-reflector headlights -inc: black trim bezels
  • Body-color heated pwr mirrors
  • Black grille w/matching surround
  • 2-lens multi-reflector headlights w/auto-on/off & escort lighting -inc: black trim bezels
  • Multi-reflector fog lamps
  • 2-lens multi-reflector headlights -inc: black trim bezels
MECHANICAL
  • 1.6L DOHC GDI dual CVVT 16-valve I4 engine -inc: variable intake system (VIS), aluminum block & head, full-size engine cover
  • Active ECO system
  • 6-speed automatic transmission -inc: paddle shifters, auto shift lock, ignition key interlock, H-matic
  • Front wheel drive
  • 54 amp-hour battery w/battery saver
  • Smart alternator w/alternator management system (AMS)
  • MacPherson strut front suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Coupled torsion beam axle rear suspension
  • Monotube gas shock absorbers w/coil springs
  • Sport tuned suspension
  • Electric pwr steering
  • Front vented/solid rear disc brakes
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • Tire mobility kit
  • 6-speed automatic transmission -inc: auto shift lock, ignition key interlock, H-matic
  • 36 amp-hour battery w/battery saver
  • 6-speed manual transmission -inc: hydraulic clutch w/clutch lock
  • Push button start
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
    • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
    • Electronic stability control (ESC)
    • Hill assist control (HAC)
    • Vehicle stability management (VSM)
    • 2.5-MPH bumpers
    • Side-impact door beams
    • Front/rear crumple zones
    • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
    • Front seat-mounted side airbags
    • Front/rear side curtain airbags
    • Rear camera display
    • 3-point seat belts for all seating positions -inc: front height adjustment, front pretensioners, front load limiters, rear emergency locking retractors (ELR)
    • Rear lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
    • Rear child safety door locks
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    • Internal emergency trunk release
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (4) speakers, tweeter speakers, auxiliary input jack, USB port, micro roof antenna
    • UVO infotainment system
    • SIRIUS satellite radio
    • Bluetooth connectivity
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (4) speakers, auxiliary input jack, USB port, micro roof antenna

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