2016 Kia Rio

#2 in Small Car
  • Type: Sedan
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2016 Kia Rio Ratings
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Consumer Rating

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Quality & Reliability

Not Rated
Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


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Dealership Experience

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Best Small Car of 2016

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#2 Kia Rio

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2016 Kia Rio after 90-days of ownership.
  • The vehicle's voice recognition and bluetooth
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2016 Kia Rio during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle stability in poor conditions
  • Rear visibility
  • Vehicle acceleration

Performance Specs

MPG City



37 - 38




6 speed, Automatic w/OD, 6 speed, Manual w/OD


Regular Unleaded I-4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2016 Kia Rio Review

Stylish sporty and remarkably fun to drive your Kia Rio is sure to draw looks. You’ll get the kind of performance that puts a grin on your face every time you drive. Featuring a Gasoline Direct Injection engine and an available six-speed Sportmatic transmission the Rio is highly agile and responsive. And like all Kia models Rio comes with an industry-leading 10-year/100 000-mile warranty program. Choose from 3 models starting at $14 165 for the LX the top of the line SX starts at $20 755. Rio’s interior is designed to let you and your passengers relax and travel in comfort. The spacious cabin has impressive headroom and legroom at all seating positions. Your daily commute will be more convenient thanks to advanced technology features like the available UVO eServices Infotainment System with voice-command navigation and SiriusXM Traffic. Your drive may not get any shorter but it may feel like it. A number of exterior colors and interior finishes are available to create the Rio that fits your personal style. Stylishly sporty. Drive away in a Rio today.
You’ll be able to do everything from managing your entertainment to monitoring your surroundings with the UVO eServices Infotainment System and Rear-Camera Display. Keep your eyes on the road. Convenient steering-wheel-mounted controls allow you to operate a variety of features including the audio system. Let the sun in and your hair blow thanks to the SX’s tinted sunroof. Its tilt-and-slide design makes operation quick and convenient.
Get peace of mind every time you drive with Rio’s advanced standard safety systems. Engineered to help you maintain control in harsh road conditions and in some emergency situations these systems are designed to function automatically so you can focus on driving. If the unexpected should happen numerous passive safety systems are there to help minimize injury. An advanced airbag system helps protect you and your passengers with a number of strategically positioned airbags and restraints.
The Rio delivers outstanding performance and efficiency putting the fun back into driving. Featuring a 1.6-liter Gasoline Direct Injection I4 engine with 138 horsepower your Rio has plenty of get-up-and-go. Efficiency is further enhanced with an available Eco Package which includes Idle Stop & Go. This feature automatically turns off the engine when you come to a complete stop and then seamlessly restarts the engine when you release the brake pedal. For increased responsiveness the engine can be paired with an available smooth-shifting six-speed Sportmatic transmission.

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