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2020 Kia Rio: Features, Specs & Trims

2020 kia rio specs features trims

The ideal car is available in lots of forms and flavors and for the city commuter, perfection generally comes in a perky, money-saving compact or subcompact that feels right at home among the bristling city highways and rural streets. The 2020 Kia Rio certainly fulfills those demands with its fuel-sipping 4-cylinder engine and exceptional driving qualities with the potential to transform rush hour into your personal happy hour.

Kia’s excellent subcompact sedan/hatchback rolls into the new model year with a brand-new engine/transmission combination as well as some enhancements to its infotainment capabilities. Last year’s 130 hp 1.6-liter 4-cylinder has been bumped for a much more economically friendly 120 hp 1.6-liter four-cylinder that will definitely make a positive impact on your wallet. Kia’s state-of-the-art continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) replaces the Rio’s six-speed automatic. For the infotainment upgrade you’ll discover a brand-new 7.0-inch touchscreen along with standard connectivity upgrades which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

Engine, Powertrain & Performance

If you’re trying to find a burly, road-chewing hoss then the subcompact automotive category isn’t where you should be shopping for your next ride. But, since you’re here, we’re going to assume “reliable” and “economic” are fairly high up on your vehicular need checklist. If that presumption is correct, welcome to your 120-hp, 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder CVT powered home-away-from-home. If the estimated 33 city and 44 highway mileage numbers do not excite you, the 2020 Kia Rio’s dynamic performance will.

Design Highlights

It’s very easy to presume all subcompact vehicles are a dime a dozen when you consider the cookie-cutter designs most car makers seem to be locked into. Kia has chosen the road-less-traveled strategy to the Rio’s exterior style by effectively mixing “elegant” with “sporty”. Once you take your place behind the wheel, you’ll undoubtedly be wondering what designer wizardry is at work when you see the cavernous cabin full of all the state-of-the-art amenities in such a supposedly “compact” interior.

Tech Highlights

Speaking of ‘modern amenities’, you’ll be thrilled to see Kia’s engineers have the very same infotainment and safety priorities that you do. With the Rio’s infotainment packages, all of the technical conveniences either comes standard or is easily available with trim upgrades including, but not limited to, a 7.0-inch touchscreen display screen, USB and bluetooth connectivity, Apple and Android’s proprietary application capabilities, and SiriusXM Satellite radio. On the automotive safety front, you’ll be pleased to know peace of mind is standard equipment in the Rio with it’s IIHS Top Safety Pick score and Kia’s complete array of advanced safety tech like auto-emergency braking and forward-collision warning.

2020 Rio: Specs, Features & Trim Comparison

2020 Kia Rio
Available Engine 1.6L Gamma 2 MPI 4-cylinder
Transmission CVT Continuously Variable Automatic
120hp / 112 lbs. ft. torque
Exterior Lighting Hallogen Headlights
Auto Light Control
Wheels 15-inch alloy (Standard)
18, 19-inch aluminum (Available)
Special Features Dual Body-Color Power Heated Mirrors
Solar Control Glass
Infotainment 7-inch touchscreen (Standard)
Apple CarPlay®
Android Auto™
Parking Camera Rear vision camera (Standard)

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