2017 Kia Rio ratings and reviews

Kia’s 2017 Rio may be small on the outside, but its interior comes packed with standard features in each of its two trim levels, the LX and EX. Included across the board are 60/40 split folding rear seats, a satellite audio system with AM/FM radio, heated rear glass with timer, electronic stability control, and front and rear crumple zones for collision safety. The upper-level EX adds a soft-touch dash, leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED map lights, an Active Eco System, and an upgraded 6-speaker audio system. Both trims include a 1.6-liter I-4 engine with CVVT, capable of drawing 138 horsepower and delivering 123 lb-ft of torque, but the base LX gets a 6-speed manual transmission with the option of a 6-speed automatic, while the latter comes standard in the EX. Kia’s 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty covers both trims, as does its generous 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, keeping the Rio ready for the road.

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