New and Used Rio Prices, Kia Rio Model Years and History

Kia Rio Models

2019 Kia Rio trims

2019 Rio

Kia’s compact Rio has plenty to offer at a very competitive price.

2019 Kia Rio 5-Door trims

2019 Rio 5-Door

Kia’s Rio hatchback is compact, modern and economical.

2018 Kia Rio trims

2018 Rio

Affordability and comfort can co-exist beautifully as the 2018 Kia Rio proves with its decent selection of standard features and available add-ons.

2018 Kia Rio 5-Door trims

2018 Rio 5-Door

The body style of the 2018 Kia Rio 5-Door adds to its versatility and makes it an excellent option for an affordable commuting vehicle.

2017 Kia Rio trims

2017 Rio

The Kia Rio gives entry-level shoppers a whole lot of bang for their buck.

2017 Kia Rio 5-Door trims

2017 Rio 5-Door

Kia’s compact Rio hatchback gives drivers an edgy looking car that has plenty of room for luggage and lots of available upgrades.

2016 Kia Rio trims

2016 Rio

The Rio by Kia returns for 2016 with plenty of features and available options.

2015 Kia Rio trims

2015 Rio

Whether you choose the subcompact sedan or the hatchback model, the Rio offers plenty of options, a smooth ride and a hard-to-find five-year warranty.

2014 Kia Rio trims

2014 Rio

A subcompact vehicle that boasts impressive fuel efficiency, the 2014 Kia Rio is a fun and functional ride for drivers of all ages.

2013 Kia Rio trims

2013 Rio

Largely unchanged for the current model year, the 2013 Kia Rio is a FWD subcompact sedan powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 138 hp.

2012 Kia Rio trims

2012 Rio

Restyled for 2012, the Kia Rio is a subcompact sedan available with sporty options; push button start, dual exhaust tips, and a sport tuned suspension.

2011 Kia Rio trims

2011 Rio

Sporting a retail price at just above $12,000, the 2011 Kia Rio sedan or the five-door hatchback Kia Rio5 offers all the ingredients for thrifty motoring.

2010 Kia Rio trims

2010 Rio

The 2010 Kia Rio is an affordable and efficient sub-compact car that seats five passengers. It is available as a sedan or a hatchback, and it has been totally restyled for the new year.

2009 Kia Rio trims

2009 Rio

With a solid warranty and fuel economy on its side, the 2009 Kia Rio is a versatile subcompact available as a four-door sedan or hatchback.

2008 Kia Rio trims

2008 Rio

As a sedan or a hatchback, the 2008 Kia Rio is one of the most affordable cars on the market and achieves 27 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

2007 Kia Rio trims

2007 Rio

Fuel economy ratings over 30 mpg in the city and on the highway are just part of the affordable package that is the 2007 Kia Rio, a five-passenger sub-compact available as a sedan or a hatchback.

2006 Kia Rio trims

2006 Rio

An affordable compact with seating for five passengers, the 2006 Kia Rio is available as a sedan or hatchback wagon and easily cruises to a fuel economy rating above 30 mpg around town and on the highway.

2005 Kia Rio trims

2005 Rio

The 2005 Kia Rio is a compact, five passenger car available as a sedan or wagon which boasts great standard safety features an a fuel economy rating over 30 mpg on the highway.

2004 Kia Rio trims

2004 Rio

Available as a sedan or wagon, the 2004 Kia Rio is a compact five-passenger car available at very affordable prices and a fuel economy rating of 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway.

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About Rio

The 2001 Rio by Kia entered the sedan market touted as anaffordable car with plenty of features and a long warranty offered on thepowertrain. It delivered a feasible and affordable, feature-rich car. The 2002Rio was offered in both sedan and wagon body styles, boasting over 44 cubicfeet of storage. In 2003, Rio added a new 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, madecluster adjustments, added interior features like bottle holders and child seatanchors, map lights and other interior add-ons, as well as new front fasciasand a spoiler for the wagon. The 2004 Rio offered alloy wheels on the Cinco andlumbar support to the driver seat. No major changes were made to the 2005model. In 2006, Kio introduced a newly redesigned Rio and hatchback. In 2007,minor changes were made, including the addition of the SX trim and optional 16alloy wheels.

The 2008 Rio saw the addition of the LX trim for the Rio5hatchback. No substantial changes were made for 2009. In 2010, a few exteriorand interior updates were made, including added Bluetooth integration andcruise control. The 2011 Rio saw no major model changes. In 2012, Kiaintroduced a brand new design for the Rio. The 2013 Rio saw paddle shiftersadded to the SX trim and better fuel efficiency, thanks to the stop-starttechnology.