With SUVs and pickups garnering so much attention, it’s easy to forget that subcompact cars are still a necessary segment of the population. If you’re in the market for a simple and stylish subcompact car, then the 2018 Kia Rio is the perfect car for you. With a sturdy build and a budget-friendly price tag, the Rio stands out from the competition. The 2017 version was Kia’s best-selling car worldwide and they’re hoping to continue that trend with the redesigned 2018 version. Here’s what we at Scarboro Kia think you should know about the Rio.
How It Drives
The 2018 Rio is agile and does well around corners. While the overall power may have decreased from previous versions, the acceleration speed has improved in the 2018 model.
The Rio provides adequate head and legroom, and taller individuals will feel comfortable sitting in the front or back.
Many people may look at the plastic in the Rio as being cheap, but it’s far from that. The interior is solidly built, and the dash and gauge cluster look interestingly upscale. Overall, the interior presents itself better than other costlier options in this class.
While the hatchback model offers more cargo space than the sedan, storage space for the Rio remains average for its class. For everyday use, this space is more than adequate.
The base model comes with a 5-inch display while the more luxury trims such as the EX boasts a 7-inch display along with Kia’s Uvo infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
While the base model is plenty good enough, we recommend paying a bit more for the higher models to take advantage of the upgrade in technology. Overall, we believe in the Rio’s ability to perform reliably every day. Feel free to give us a call should you have any additional questions.