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2016 Kia Rio 4dr Sdn Man LX

4dr Sdn Man LX

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Price Info

Price with options: $14,165

MSRP: $14,165

Base Invoice: $13,901

Body Style

4dr Car

MPG

City: 27 - Hwy: 36

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2016 Kia Rio Pros

The Kia Rio gets a few styling tweaks for 2016 along with an updated interior and a couple of new colors. The front end of the Rio gets the most obvious changes, with a new grill, slightly repositioned headlights and new fog light surrounds. Inside, Kia has added a few higher end looking trim pieces as well as improving their UVO infotainment system.

2016 Kia Rio Model Highlights

The 2016 Kia Rio comes in sedan or 5-door hatchback body styles and is offered in three different trim levels: LX, EX and SX. Regardless of the model, all Rios are powered by a 138-hp 1.6L 4-cylinder engine. LX models come with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, while the other two trims only get the automatic.

The Rio's direct-injected engine is among the more efficient engines of its size, returning fuel economy ratings of 29 mpg city and 37 highway with the manual transmission. Also of note is the Rio's optional fuel-saving Idle Stop and Go Technology -- that automatically shuts the engine off at stoplights and restart it when the brake is released.

The Rio's lightweight structure uses more high-strength steel, while the suspension -- MacPherson struts in front, with a stabilizer bar and a torsion-beam setup in back -- is configured for a good combination of nimble around-town handling and good passenger comfort. SX models get a somewhat stiffer, sportier calibration.

Overall, there's no significant difference in passenger room between the Rio sedan and hatchback models. However, the sedan is about a foot longer, bringing an especially roomy trunk. The hatchback's split-folding rear seatback frees up a vast cargo hold when down, making it arguably more versatile.

All 2016 Rio models come with six standard airbags, including front seat-mounted bags plus full-length side-curtain bags. Electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes are standard on the Rio, as is a Hill Start Assist Control system to avoid rolling back on uphill starts.

Rio LX models include steering-wheel audio controls, a trip computer, split-folding rear seatbacks and a driver's seat that's height-adjustable. EX models add a host of popular features including a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity with voice commands, power windows and upgraded trims. A Power Package is available on the LX, adding power windows and keyless entry, while a Convenience Package for the EX adds alloy wheels and the UVO voice-activated, touch-screen infotainment system.

At the top of the model line, the Rio SX comes with power-folding outside mirrors, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, a rear camera system and Kia's UVO voice-activated infotainment system. Additionally, the SX is dressed up with metal pedals, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, an upgraded instrument cluster, LED front running lights and LED taillights. An SX Premium Package adds navigation with SiriusXM Traffic and rear camera display, which replaces the UVO system. Push-button start is also included, as are heated leather seating and a power sunroof.

2016 Kia Rio Model News

Good fuel economy and decent power are two of the main points that will ring relevant to those cross-shopping the Rio against any of the competition. In addition to being one of the lowest-priced cars in the U.S. market, the 2016 Rio is unique for being one of the few non-hybrid cars in its class to feature fuel-saving engine start/stop technology, which momentarily shuts the engine off at stoplights. Kia notes that 85 percent of the Rio's materials are recyclable at the end of the vehicle's lifespan and that seat foams are 100-percent biodegradable.

The Rio's great design, inside and out, its strong body structure and enhanced safety and its smooth direct-injection engine and 6-speed transmissions are all other very good reasons to consider the Rio in a crowded class that includes the Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Sonic, Mazda2, Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris among others.

2016 Kia Rio Value Writeup

Excellent gas mileage; smooth, refined engines and transmissions; maneuverability; comfortable interior; excellent value for the money

Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary) 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90
Engine
Displacement 1.6 L/97
Engine Order Code  
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6300
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 123 @ 4850
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 31
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.83
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.04
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.70
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code  
Trans Type 6
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2494
ENTERTAINMENT
Digital Signal Processor
Integrated Roof Antenna
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Internal Memory
Radio: AM/FM/CD MP3 Audio System -inc: Sirius satellite radio, 4 speakers, USB/auxiliary input jacks and steering wheel-mounted audio controls
EXTERIOR
Auto Off Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps
Black Grille
Black Side Windows Trim
Body-Colored Door Handles
Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Bumper Insert
Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Bumper Insert
Clearcoat Paint
Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
Light Tinted Glass
Spare Tire Mobility Kit
Tires: P185/65R15
Trunk Rear Cargo Access
Variable Intermittent Wipers
Wheels: 15" x 5.5j Steel w/Full Covers
INTERIOR
2 12V DC Power Outlets
2 Seatback Storage Pockets
4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
Air Filtration
Analog Display
Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
Cargo Space Lights
Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
Day-Night Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Door Bins
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
Driver Foot Rest
Engine Immobilizer
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver's seat
Front Cupholder
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Full Cloth Headliner
Full Floor Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
Illuminated Glove Box
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look/Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
Manual 1st Row Windows
Manual Air Conditioning
Manual Rear Windows
Manual Tilt Steering Column
Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
Outside Temp Gauge
Rear Cupholder
Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel
Trip Computer
Urethane Gear Shift Knob
Woven Cloth Seat Trim
MECHANICAL
11.4 Gal. Fuel Tank
3.83 Axle Ratio
36-Amp/Hr 410CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
90 Amp Alternator
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
Engine: 1.6L GDI 16-Valve 4-Cylinder -inc: aluminum block
Front Anti-Roll Bar
Front-Wheel Drive
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
SAFETY
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Low Tire Pressure Warning
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
Rear Child Safety Locks
Side Impact Beams