2016 Kia Rio consumer reviews

$14,165–$15,395 MSRP range
side view of 2016 Rio Kia
90% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.7
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Great Car for the Price

This is an awesome car for under $10,000 used. All the features you could ask for and a sleek design.


Extremely safe car to drive

Bought a Rio in May 2017. September 24, rollover wreck, single vehicle, sore but no other injuries. Performed exactly how it should have, and probably saved my life. Upgraded to a Forte just because I have teens and needed a little extra room.


So far, I LOVE IT!!!!

My Rio is honestly a wonderful car! Great gas mileage, it's fast, and it's just all around wonderful!!! I can definitely say I'll be keeping this car for a long while. Anyone who drives a Rio know any good gas stations? BP has me filling up at least every 2 days


6 Speed manual Kia Rio Base model

Bought new for $11,300. Base model 6 speed Manuel shifts better than any other car I have owned (VW Passat, Golf, Civic SI, Jeep, etc). I'm averaging 36 mpg 70/30 hwy/city driving. My favorite thing about the Rio is the manual transmission followed by the duel overhead cam, VVT, direct injection motor. The Rio corners flat and at high speeds. Brakes are tight, with no squishy pedal feel. I love this car. And the 10 year power train warranty and it is hard to beat this vehicle.


Love it!

I've been very pleased with my 2016 Kia Rio! Love the color (yellow) and it's a great car to drive around.



too small,no acceleration. made in Korea. wish it was an american made car. won't buy another one. would not recommend this car to anyone


Great gas mileage

The car got great mileage and took less than 20 bucks to fill it up. But uncomfortable on the inside. Everything tight. Seat sat to far down.


I LOVE my Kia Rio

I have the 2016 Kia Rio in Digital Yellow. It's fun, fast, reliable, and I've already saved so much on gas since trading in my 2005 Dodge Caravan. The Rio is great for bopping around town and would make an excellent city car. I would definitely recommend a Rio to friends and family looking for a car that is sensible and saves on gas.


Very small car

Good starter car or gift.. Not many choices in color.. Barely takes space.. Somewhat comfortable not worth asking price


Great Car for Commuting

Needed a car for my daughter to use for school and work. The Rio is a perfect solution. While there are better models with more features that what we bought, the price and value for classy looks and sufficient performance was spot-on.