2014 Kia Rio Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$13,900-$18,090
$13,646-$17,278
27 /CITY / 37 /HWY
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What's New for 2014:

  • Revised underbody panels improve aerodynamics
  • Revised leather-wrapped steering wheel

Introduction
The front-wheel-drive (FWD) 2014 Kia Rio is a 5-passenger compact car available in sedan and 5-door hatchback body styles. Buyers have their choice of LX, EX, and SX trim levels, all powered by an efficient 4-cylinder engine. As is the case with all 2014 Kias, the Rio and Rio 5-door are covered by the company's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Competitors include the Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Mazda 2, Nissan Versa, and the Toyota Yaris.

Models and Features
Base versions of the 2014 Kia Rio carry the LX badge and are equipped with 15-in. steel wheels, heated power outside mirrors, 4-speaker audio system with satellite radio and a USB jack, height-adjustable driver's seat, and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. Covering the middle of the lineup is the Rio EX, upgraded with added chrome trim, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, power windows and door locks, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and premium cloth upholstery. Positioned one rung above the EX is the sporty 2014 Rio SX, which is made distinct courtesy of its retuned suspension, 17-in. alloy wheels, power-folding turn signal mirrors, fog lights, LED front accent and taillights, dual exhaust tips, and extra amenities like a rearview camera, infotainment system, leather trim, and aluminum foot pedals.

Options and Packages
Shoppers who want a Rio LX with a few more creature comforts will want to consider the available Power package, within which Kia has bundled power windows and door locks, as well as keyless entry. For the Rio EX, the company offers an Eco package featuring an auto start/stop system, and a Convenience package comprised of alloy wheels, infotainment system, rearview camera, automatic headlights, power-folding turn signal mirrors, soft-touch dash, and more. A Premium package is reserved exclusively for the 2014 Kia Rio SX and ups the ante with a navigation system, push-button start, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a power tilt/slide moonroof.

Under the Hood
Regardless of whether you're considering the 4-door Rio sedan or the Rio 5-door hatchback, the engine will be the same. For 2014, it's a direct-injection, 1.6-liter 4-cylinder unit that produces 138 horsepower and 123 lb.-ft. of torque, output that's channeled to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission (LX only) or a 6-speed automatic with eco mode.

Fuel Economy
While the 2014 Rio's 4-cylinder engine may not boast eye-popping levels of power, it does provide a respectable level of efficiency. According to the EPA, regardless of which transmission is selected, Kia's smallest model will average 27 mpg in the city, 37 mpg on the highway, and 31 mpg in mixed driving.

Safety Ratings and Technology
In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 Kia Rio received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2014 Rio models received a \"Marginal\" rating for small overlap front-impact protection.

Standard safety equipment on all versions of the 2014 Kia Rio includes 6 air bags, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, and hill-start assist.

What's New for 2014:

  • Revised underbody panels improve aerodynamics
  • Revised leather-wrapped steering wheel

Introduction
The front-wheel-drive (FWD) 2014 Kia Rio is a 5-passenger compact car available in sedan and 5-door hatchback body styles. Buyers have their choice of LX, EX, and SX trim levels, all powered by an efficient 4-cylinder engine. As is the case with all 2014 Kias, the Rio and Rio 5-door are covered by the company's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Competitors include the Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Mazda 2, Nissan Versa, and the Toyota Yaris.

Models and Features
Base versions of the 2014 Kia Rio carry the LX badge and are equipped with 15-in. steel wheels, heated power outside mirrors, 4-speaker audio system with satellite radio and a USB jack, height-adjustable driver's seat, and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. Covering the middle of the lineup is the Rio EX, upgraded with added chrome trim, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, power windows and door locks, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and premium cloth upholstery. Positioned one rung above the EX is the sporty 2014 Rio SX, which is made distinct courtesy of its retuned suspension, 17-in. alloy wheels, power-folding turn signal mirrors, fog lights, LED front accent and taillights, dual exhaust tips, and extra amenities like a rearview camera, infotainment system, leather trim, and aluminum foot pedals.

Options and Packages
Shoppers who want a Rio LX with a few more creature comforts will want to consider the available Power package, within which Kia has bundled power windows and door locks, as well as keyless entry. For the Rio EX, the company offers an Eco package featuring an auto start/stop system, and a Convenience package comprised of alloy wheels, infotainment system, rearview camera, automatic headlights, power-folding turn signal mirrors, soft-touch dash, and more. A Premium package is reserved exclusively for the 2014 Kia Rio SX and ups the ante with a navigation system, push-button start, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a power tilt/slide moonroof.

Under the Hood
Regardless of whether you're considering the 4-door Rio sedan or the Rio 5-door hatchback, the engine will be the same. For 2014, it's a direct-injection, 1.6-liter 4-cylinder unit that produces 138 horsepower and 123 lb.-ft. of torque, output that's channeled to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission (LX only) or a 6-speed automatic with eco mode.

Fuel Economy
While the 2014 Rio's 4-cylinder engine may not boast eye-popping levels of power, it does provide a respectable level of efficiency. According to the EPA, regardless of which transmission is selected, Kia's smallest model will average 27 mpg in the city, 37 mpg on the highway, and 31 mpg in mixed driving.

Safety Ratings and Technology
In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 Kia Rio received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2014 Rio models received a \"Marginal\" rating for small overlap front-impact protection.

Standard safety equipment on all versions of the 2014 Kia Rio includes 6 air bags, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, and hill-start assist.

Available Trims for the 2014 Kia Rio
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name LX (4dr Sdn Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 13900.00 Engine 1.6 L/97 City/Hwy MPG 27/37
Name LX (4dr Sdn Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 15000.00 Engine 1.6 L/97 City/Hwy MPG 27/37
Name EX (4dr Sdn Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 16800.00 Engine 1.6 L/97 City/Hwy MPG 27/37
Name LX (5dr HB Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 15090.00 Engine 1.6 L/97 City/Hwy MPG 27/37
Name SX (5dr HB Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 18090.00 Engine 1.6 L/97 City/Hwy MPG 27/37
Name LX (5dr HB Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 14000.00 Engine 1.6 L/97 City/Hwy MPG 27/37
Name EX (5dr HB Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 17000.00 Engine 1.6 L/97 City/Hwy MPG 27/37
Name SX (4dr Sdn Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 17900.00 Engine 1.6 L/97 City/Hwy MPG 27/37

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INTERIOR
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver's seat
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Manual Rear Windows
  • 5 Person Seating Capacity
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Remote Entry w/Illuminated Ignition Switch
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Trunk/Hatch and Mechanical Fuel
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • Illuminated Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Full Floor Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
  • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Instrument Panel Bin, Driver And Passenger Door Bins
  • Manual 1st Row Windows
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Power Rear Windows
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Sliding Front Center Armrest
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Rigid Cargo Cover
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Interior Trim -inc: Chrome And Aluminum Interior Accents
  • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Front Map Lights
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Net
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 15" x 5.5J Steel w/Covers
  • Tires: P185/65R15
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
  • Black Side Windows Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Black Grille
  • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
  • Auto Off Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps
  • Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Manual Tailgate/Rear Door Lock
  • Wheels: 17" x 6.5J Alloy
  • Tires: P205/45R17
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • LED Brakelights
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps
  • Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 1.6L GDI 16-Valve 4-Cylinder -inc: aluminum block
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • 3.83 Axle Ratio
  • 36-Amp/Hr 410CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 90 Amp Alternator
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 11.4 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/H-Matic -inc: active eco system
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Steptronic Sequential Shift Control
  • 3.06 Axle Ratio
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/H-Matic -inc: active eco system and A/T paddle shifters
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Steptronic Sequential Shift Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Sport Tuned Suspension
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Rear Camera
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD MP3 Audio System -inc: Sirius Satellite Radio, 4 speakers, USB/auxiliary input jacks and steering wheel-mounted audio controls
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Internal Memory
    • Digital Signal Processor
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD MP3 Audio System -inc: Sirius Satellite Radio, 4 speakers, tweeter speakers, USB/auxiliary input jacks, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and Bluetooth wireless technology w/steering-wheel-mounted controls, Bluetooth Technology
    • Radio: UVO Infotainment System -inc: Powered by Microsoft, AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system, rSirius Satellite Radio, 4 speakers, tweeter speakers, USB/auxiliary input jack, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, Bluetooth Technology, Rear Camera Display
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Internal Memory
    • 6 Speakers
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
    • Radio: UVO Infotainment System -inc: Powered by Microsoft, AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system,Sirius Satellite Radio, 4 speakers, tweeter speakers, USB/auxiliary input jack, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, Bluetooth Technology, Rear Camera Display

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