Considering that the Kia Rio 5-Door has been discontinued in the United States, the opportunity to get one in Canada makes the Rio 5-Door feel all that much more unique and interesting. The hatchback body style does have its fans, but what makes the Kia Rio 5-Door survive against competitors with much more name recognition?
The answer is rather simple, the Rio 5-Door offers the same value that makes every Kia vehicle attractive. New Kia vehicles have surprised newcomers with the technology and performance available for the price, and the sleek design has been formidable as well. The Rio 5-Door isn’t a famous name, so it rarely catches brand loyalists off guard, but first-time car buyers or those buying a backup car can get a brand-new set of wheels for less without sacrificing quality by choosing this hatchback. Review the model’s engine specifications and available features with the chart below.
Comfort, Convenience, and Interior Technology
|1.6L Engine||Satellite Radio||Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist|
|113 lb-ft of Torque||Automatic Climate Control||Lane Keep Assist System|
|120 Horsepower||High Gloss Interior Trim||Blind-Spot Collision Warning|
|Front-Wheel Drive||Leather-Wrapped Shift Knob||6-Airbag Safety System|
Four trim levels are just enough to offer a little something for each type of hatchback buyer. The LX+ is sold in both manual and automatic transmission versions, so those who prefer to drive stick can do so. The other trims vary in terms of available features and price, but, generally speaking, the Rio 5-Door is mostly a hatchback version of the Kia Rio sedan. Drivers already familiar with the features and engine specs of the sedan will find few differences besides the design of the back end and its cargo space.