2020 Kia Rio

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2020 Kia Rio Ratings
80
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
80
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Great
87/100
Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Great
81/100
Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.

Resale

Average
76/100
J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Average
71/100
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Small Car of 2020

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2020 Kia Rio after 90-days of ownership.
  • Owners give high ratings for the quality of the materials used inside the vehicle
  • High ratings for power of the vehicle's engine
  • The front seats are comfortable

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2020 Kia Rio during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Getting in/out of the front seats is rated as less easy than most
  • Customers feel the vehicle could be easier to safely maneuver in and out of traffic and tight parking spaces
  • The vehicle rates less well for steering/handling in normal conditions than some competitors

Performance Specs

MPG City

33

MPG Hwy

41

Horsepower

120

Transmission

1 speed, CVT w/OD

Engine

Regular Unleaded I-4

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2020 Kia Rio Review

Overview
Value is about one thing: getting the most bang for your buck. And with its combination of efficiency convenience and technology the Kia Rio delivers value after value. The best part? It’s really fun to drive! Choose from two models: the LX and the sporty S. Getting up to 41 miles per gallon the Rio definitely gives you more bang for your gas buck. But don’t worry it’ll put a smile on your face every time you press the accelerator. With more front and rear hip and shoulder room than competitors the Rio’s interior gives you more bang for your comfort buck too. And its climate control system comes with interior air filtration. Sirius satellite radio is standard equipment on all Rios. So is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration bringing your compatible smartphone to a seven-inch touchscreen. Choose from a variety of colors options and accessories and build a Rio that’s all yours. The Kia Rio. It makes value fun again.
Technology
Stay connected in a Kia Rio. Sirius satellite radio is standard equipment on all Rios. So is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration bringing your compatible smartphone to a seven-inch touchscreen. Download the Augmented Reality Owner’s Manual app and use your smartphone to access your Rio’s owner’s manual. Scan places on your Rio like the dashboard or engine compartment and features pop up on the screen. Download the free UVO eServices app4 and use your smartphone to contact roadside assistance5 find your car in a parking lot and more. The Kia Rio. Connectivity comes standard.
Safety
Advanced safety technology comes standard on every Kia Rio. Active safety features include electronic stability control anti-lock brakes and traction control. Passive safety features include a reinforced body cage and a comprehensive supplemental restraint system. And Forward Collision Avoidance is available for even more peace of mind. It helps detect trouble ahead and can even apply the brakes if you don’t. The Kia Rio. Because safety is the biggest value.
Performance
The efficient and fun-to-drive Kia Rio will put a smile on your face every time you drive by a gas station. The Rio’s 1.6-liter engine and Intelligent Variable Transmission combine for responsive acceleration—and up to 41 miles to a gallon of gas. With a lower overall height and greater front and rear track widths than competitors the Rio promises good handling and its MacPherson front- and torsion-beam rear-suspension systems bring that promise home. The Kia Rio. Who says a great value can’t be good fun?

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