2014 Kia Rio

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$13,900

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2014 Kia Rio
2014 Kia Rio

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Assertive styling
  • Gas mileage
  • Decent power
  • Automatic transmission responsiveness
  • Available upscale amenities

The bad:

  • Active Eco mode severely diminishes performance
  • Uncomfortable front seats
  • Tight backseat
  • Safety concern in NHTSA side-impact crash test

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • LX

    $14,000

  • EX

    $16,800

  • SX

    $18,090

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2014 Kia Rio trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Sedan or hatchback
  • EPA-estimated 37 mpg highway
  • Available Eco Package includes stop-start technology
  • VSM safety system can automatically make steering corrections
  • Available navigation with 7-inch screen

2014 Kia Rio review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Kia’s fuel-sipping Rio subcompact car is offered in sedan and four-door hatchback body styles.  It’s available with high-tech features, and competitors include the Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent, Chevrolet Sonic and Toyota Yaris.

New for 2014
The Rio gets new underbody covers for better aerodynamics. Inside, there’s a new water temperature gauge and the available leather-wrapped steering wheel has been revised. 

Exterior Highlights

  • 15-inch steel wheels; 17-inch alloy wheels available
  • Body-colored door handles and heated side mirrors
  • Available fog lamps and LED daytime running lights
  • Available power sunroof
  • Available power-folding side mirrors
  • Available dual exhaust tips

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • Cloth upholstery; leather available
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • CD stereo with auxiliary and USB inputs
  • Air conditioning
  • Available power windows and locks
  • Available Bluetooth connectivity
  • Available Uvo entertainment system
  • Available navigation system
  • Available push-button start
  • Available cruise control
  • Available tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available metal pedals

Under the Hood

  • 138-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with direct injection
  • Six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic with available paddle shifters
  • Sport-tuned suspension (SX trim level)
  • Available Eco Package includes fuel-saving stop-start technology

Safety Features

  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Electronic stability system
  • Available backup camera

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value for the money 4.0
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.3

Most recent consumer reviews

4.3

Great Commuter Car

I drive this car for work 80 miles everyday. Currently at 68k miles. Absolutely no major mechanical issues. The little engine has a surprising amount of power, mated to its smooth shifting 6 speed automatic. I’m 6’1” and still fit “comfortably” inside. I did add a center console with armrest for more storage and comfort. My only complaints: -Door panels are hard plastic, not comfortable to rest your elbow. -Not much sound deadening in the car. A good set of tires is a must for a quiet ride. You hear everything. Overall this is an excellent commuter, spare car, or first car. Very reliable with great styling.

4.6

Pleasantly surprised

This vehicle is comfortable and reliable. It gets great gas mileage also.The trunk is roomy and the sound system is fantastic.i would recommend this vehicle

5.0

Very happy with the purchase

Great value. Comfortable. Handles great. Nice drive. Being a 2014 was expecting a radio with bluetooth but wasn't a deal breaker. Highly recommend for quality and reliability.

See all 29 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
Powertrain
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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