2016 Kia Rio 5 Door Review

2016 Kia Rio 5 Exterior Front Side

The funky personality of the 2016 Kia Rio 5 Door comes through in its stylish design and spirited drive. This zippy ride offers all the latest in technology and convenience while delivering a zippy, responsive drive and offering an affordable entry level price.

2016 Kia Rio 5 Exterior Front

The 2016 Kia Rio 5 is equipped with a 1.6L four cylinder outputting 137hp and paired to 6 speed transmission. To improve fuel consumption the Rio 5 sports an active ECO mode with optional stop and go to shut the engine off when stopped for even further fuel savings. Offered in both automatic or manual transmission, the automatic actually posts better fuel efficiency delivering 6.3 L/100km on the highway and 8.7 L/100km in the city.

Although the engine may seem underpowered at 137hp, you will barely notice with the punchy accelerations and spirited drive. The 2016 Kia Rio 5 delivers a superb ride quality with responsive and firm handling.
2016 Kia Rio 5 Exterior Rear Side

The bold looking exterior design comes with powerfully styled front and rear sections, sleek angles and rooflines and well placed accent lines for a very aerodynamic and sporty appearance.

2016 Kia Rio 5 Exterior Side

The versatile interior has a surprisingly huge amount of cargo capacity and folding rear seats with a lift gate trunk to fit much larger items. The 2016 Kia Rio 5 has a very elegant and refined interior for a car in its class. Many great features come standard and many more luxury features (usually only seen in much more expensive cars) are offered as options.

2016 Kia Rio 5 Interior Dash

You will definitely notice the high quality of build on the 2016 Kia Rio 5, from the well lined up parts and snug fits to the quality of materials and finished used in the interior. Kia has definitely come a long way to win the trust and respect of buyers with their recent line up of vehicles.

2016 Kia Rio 5 offers a great blend of performance, handling and fuel economy and starts well equipped at $14,695. It tops out at $24,623 for the fully equipped SX version with smart key, leather, navigation, sunroof and so much more.

2016 Kia Rio 5 Exterior Rear

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About Sean Mackay

Sean writes about cars, golf and events going on in British Columbia, Canada. He is also the editor for The Automotive Review - an automotive publication bringing a West Coast flavour to its editorials.
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