The Kia Rio gets a new engine for 2020, a 1.6L 4-cylinder unit that despite being the same displacement as the outgoing engine, gets considerably better fuel economy. Fuel economy is further aided by a new continuously variable transmission which comes standard on the car. The end result? City mpg jumps by 5 mpg while highway ratings increase by 4 mpg. All told, the 2020 Rio is rated at a combined 36 mpg in city and highway driving.
The Kia Rio is powered by a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine making 120 hp. Power is sent to the front wheels via a continuously variable automatic transmission. Fuel economy is excellent for a non-hybrid car like this with a claimed city mileage of 33 mpg with 41 mpg supposedly attainable on the highway.
Standard features on subcompacts like the Rio tend to be pretty sparse, but base LX-trimmed Rios come standard with power door locks, air conditioning, a 5-inch touchscreen controlling a stereo with MP3 and SiriusXM capabilities, a USB input jack, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and automatic headlights.
Top of the line S trim includes an optional 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities along with 15-inch alloy wheels, upgraded seat trimming, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, fog lights, one-touch windows, a forward collision warning system and an autonomous emergency braking system.
Optional features include a Supervision Meter 3.5-inch gauge display and Forward Collision Assist with automatic avoidance,
Standard safety features on the Rio include dual front mounted and side mounted airbags, full length side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes and stability management systems, a hill start system and a tire pressure monitoring system.
Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel
Manual Air Conditioning
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
Illuminated Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look/Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents
Full Cloth Headliner
Urethane Gear Shifter Material
Woven Cloth Seat Trim
Day-Night Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
Full Floor Console w/Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
Front Map Lights
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Carpet Floor Covering
Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
Cargo Space Lights
Bluetooth Wireless Technology
Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Down
Delayed Accessory Power
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Outside Temp Gauge
Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
1 Seatback Storage Pocket
1 12V DC Power Outlet
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Rear Child Safety Locks
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
Rear View Monitor w/Parking Guidance Dynamic (RVM w/PG) Back-Up Camera
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