If you’re looking to make your next car a reliable compact sedan, you should consider the 2016 Kia Rio. This car offers a lot, but we’ll show drivers like you in the Portland, Beaverton, and Tigard area what exactly comes with the 2016 Kia Rio.
In this vehicle review, we’ll focus on engine power and performance, interior space and comfort, technology, and safety. By the end of this article, you’ll have a better understanding of the 2016 Kia Rio and know where to schedule a test drive.
The 2016 Kia Rio is fitted with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with the option of a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic overdrive with Sportmatic®. Drivers who opt for the manual transmission will see that the Kia Rio gets an EPA-estimated 27/38 city/highway mpg. The automatic transmission only sees a 1 mpg dip in highway fuel economy.
In terms of power, the Kia Rio is capable of reaching 138 horsepower with 123 lb-ft or torque.
The Kia Rio is able to carry five passengers while they sit comfortably on the woven cloth seating. Regarding passenger space, this sedan offers 40 inches of front headroom and 37.6 inches of legroom. Passengers will find the 43.8 inches of front legroom and 31.1 inches of rear legroom spacious and comfortable.
The Rio is outfitted with a four-speaker sound system that delivers audio from the AM/FM radio and the CD player with MP3 playback capabilities. This car features a three-month trial subscription of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, which offers hundreds of stations that can suit any taste or preference.
This vehicle does offer the option of the Bluetooth® hands-free phone connectivity system, which allows you to stay connected with family and friends on the open road. This feature comes standard with the EX trim.
In terms of safety, the Kia Rio features a four-wheel anti-lock braking system with Electronic Stability Control and Vehicle Stability Management. Electronic Stability Control will reduce engine power and apply the brakes to individual wheels if it senses wheel slip. Vehicle Stability Management helps to stabilize the vehicle to ensure that it returns to its intended path.
Another feature, Hill Start Assist, prevents your car from rolling back when you’re about to accelerate from a stop on an incline.
For collision protection, this vehicle features dual front advanced airbags, which will inflate the protective airbags according to the severity of an impact. Additional collision protection is provided by the dual front seat-mounted side airbags and the full-length side curtains. This vehicle also features front and rear crumple zones, which absorb the impact energy during a front or rear collision.
In this review of the Kia Rio, you learned about the standard features that come equipped with this compact car. You learned that you have the option of an automatic or manual transmission, both of which get great fuel mileage. You also learned that this vehicle features a spacious and comfortable interior.
The Kia Rio comes with great entertainment with the satellite radio trial subscription. Lastly, you learned about the safety features and how you’re covered on the inside and the outside. Overall, you learned that this compact sedan offers a lot to you and your passengers.
Schedule a test drive of the 2016 Kia Rio today at Beaverton Kia, your go-to dealership in the Portland, Beaverton, and Tigard area.