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Kia Rio 2018

Headlight Do-Over Earns 2018 Kia Rio Top Crash-Test Honors

By Brian Normile on October 8, 2018

Following an update to its available headlights, the 2018 Kia Rio subcompact car is now a Top Safety Pick Plus as designated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. When it was previously... Read More
Redesigned Kia Rio, Hyundai Accent Boost Crashworthiness Ratings

By Fred Meier on July 6, 2018

The redesigned 2018 Kia Rio and 2018 Hyundai Accent subcompact sedans have substantially improved their Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crashworthiness ratings over 2017 and ear... Read More
12 Great Cars for Graduates and New Professionals

By Jennifer Geiger on May 14, 2018

For some parents, spring signals a time to gently encourage their recent graduate to take the next steps toward independence. In my head, it goes something like this: Little bird, real life is c... Read More
2018 Kia Rio Video Review

By Jennifer Geiger on January 12, 2018

CARS.COM — Shopping for a subcompact car is about as exciting as shopping for a pair of sneakers. The class consists of the most basic and affordable vehicles on the market. The 2018 Kia R... Read More
2018 Kia Rio: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on December 5, 2017

CARS.COM — Kia redesigned its smallest vehicle for 2018, and the Rio is again available in sedan or hatchback body styles. We tested the hatchback version, and although this subcompact off... Read More
Rio, Bravo: 2018 Kia Rio Is Actually Good

By Brian Normile on November 17, 2017

CARS.COM — Strange things happen with cars sometimes. Having high expectations for the driving experience can sometimes lead to disappointment, especially if it's a car you've drea... Read More
2018 Kia Rio: Our View

By Fred Meier on October 5, 2017

A respectable redesign in an unrespected class. Read More
2018 Kia Rio: More Features, Less Price

By Jennifer Geiger on September 20, 2017

CARS.COM — Kia updated its Rio subcompact sedan and hatchback for 2018; it's now a little bigger than its predecessor, wears facelifted styling and uses revised powertrains. What's... Read More
Kia Plans New Stonic Subcompact SUV

By Fred Meier on June 7, 2017

CARS.COM — Kia has announced that it will have a new subcompact SUV out later this year and that it will be called the Stonic. The automaker released some teaser renderings for the vehicle... Read More