2016 Kia Rio

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$14,165

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

31

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

172” x 57.3”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Aggressiveness of SX hatchback styling
  • Available upscale amenities
  • New sound-deadening materials

The bad:

  • Uncomfortable front seats
  • Tight backseat
  • No more manual transmission on hatchback

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • LX

    $15,495

  • EX

    $17,905

  • SX

    $20,755

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2016 Kia Rio trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Restyled front and rear
  • Updated multimedia system
  • Sedan or hatchback
  • Available Eco Package includes stop-start technology
  • VSM safety system can automatically make steering corrections

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.8
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Great car

My Kia Rio is the best car I have owned. It is affordable, reliable and while practical, fun. It's a great car. I'm so happy I chose this car.

5.0

Good car Kia Rio5!

This is a good little car. My only complaint is that it doesn't hold it's value. Runs great, heart in the snow, fun and fast!

5.0

Reliable Car

This car meets my needs. Has great gas mileage. Small but has decent amount of space. Great car to drive in the city especially when needing to park. Runs very smooth. Also an eco friendly vehicle.

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Safety

Based on the 2016 Kia Rio base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
4
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
4
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
11.6%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
4
Side barrier rating driver
4
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years or newer/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
Powertrain
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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