2016 KIA RIO - Offers Just a Solitary Motor in the 2016

The 2016 Kia Rio is presently in its fifth year available, and this year it's confronting twin obstacles: low U.S. gas costs and consistently enhancing rivalry in the subcompact portion. The Rio has never done entirely and in addition Kia's bigger models, yet the Korean carmaker is attempting to keep it crisp with some gentle overhauls this year- - including reconsidered front styling and some inside trim-material redesigns.


The Rio offers fresh, trendy European outline; a neatly styled, highlight pressed inside; and a pleasant, fuel-productive motor. Be that as it may, the Honda Fit, new a year ago, offers significantly more inside room and better bundling, the Chevy Sonic has a smoother ride and is more agreeable, and the Ford Fiesta is essentially more enjoyable to drive. The Rio is additionally now to some degree behind on security evaluations, as the tests get harder each few model years. 

Still, we keep on loving the Rio outline that was propelled as both a four-entryway vehicle and a five-entryway hatchback for the 2012 model year. Both Rios have clean measurements and daring bodies. We hail the vehicle's beauticians for dodging the odd tall-trunk look of contenders like the Ford Fiesta, despite the fact that the five-entryway unquestionably has more swagger than the car - and another front end outline redesigns the Rio to the same corporate Kia way of life as the bigger Soul and Optima. 

Inside, the materials pass on a premium vibe regardless of some return points of interest like flip switches for the atmosphere control framework. A vast touchscreen presentation is incorporated on top of the line models, and for 2016, Kia has included glossy silk complete bezels around the air vents (which we like) and another piano-dark base console on subordinate controls and the sound framework. (To be perfectly honest, we've been burnt out on the piano dark trim for some time now.) Kia likewise added extra commotion concealment forth to different basic individuals to calm lodge clamor. 

Kia offers just a solitary motor in the 2016 Rio, a 138-strength 1.6-liter four. The Rio has a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, with an ideal six-speed programmed, while this year the hatchback is offered just with the programmed. The motor revs easily up its energy band and is, for the most part, quieted while moving the Rio alongside simply enough fervor when driven forcefully. The Rio handles strikingly well for a little, reasonable economy auto with a fundamental strut and torsion shaft suspension and a short wheelbase, however, we'd like more input from the controlling. The auto stays formed regardless of how you decide to drive it. 

Efficiency, a reason for purchasing a subcompact auto, is just normal. Both powertrains are appraised at 31 mpg joined, with varieties in their city and Thruway evaluations, and the Rio Eco show strangely conveys the same rating, with a 1-mpg knock in the city rating just. The Eco model includes a motor stop-begin capacity, which has little impact on the EPA's city cycle yet likely would enhance genuine efficiency for those whose driving includes bunches of unpredictable activity. 

Inside, the 2016 Rio is presently on the little side notwithstanding for this little portion. Great front seats, with generally long base pads for the class and a considerable measure of rearward seat travel, ought to make for an agreeable drive for maybe a couple individuals. The lively Rio SX models get more seat supporting - it's sufficiently gentle that nobody's truly going to question the expansion. In back, however, the seat is more binding than those of the Honda Fit and Versa Note. At the point when the front seats are close to the back of their travel, required for a normal to-taller driver, there's valuable minimal back knee or foot space toward the rear. Back seat headroom is on the tight side as well. The freight region in the Rio hatchback is appraised at 15 cubic feet (or 13.7 cubic feet in the storage compartment of the vehicle). 

Security is an issue, then again. The 2016 Rio is, best case scenario widely appealing when contrasted with the accident test evaluations of more up to date passages, similar to the Honda Fit, or vigorously changed models, similar to the Ford Fiesta. The Rio gets four stars in government accident testing, with an admonition on its generally great side-effect score, and it does somewhat more terrible in tests keep running by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Its side-effect score is Acceptable, one indent underneath the top rating of Good, and of specific concern is its Marginal rating on the new little counterbalance front accident test. That is stand out stride over the base rating of Poor, and different contenders have improved. Slope begin help is discretionary, as is a rearview camera- - and we suggest it, since the five-entryway Rio has some major and observable blindsides at the back columns. 

The 2016 Kia Rio has a great rundown of elements at its cost. Indeed, even base Rio LX models incorporate cooling, a USB port, and satellite radio. On hatchbacks you additionally get 15-inch wheels, a back spoiler, tilt directing, controlling wheel sound controls, and split-collapsing back seatbacks. The center trim level, the Rio EX, includes voyage control with guiding wheel mounted controls, power windows with driver's one-touch auto-up/down control, remote keyless passage with trunk discharge and a tilt/telescope directing section. 

For 2016, Kia offers two alternatives bundles on the EX: the Eco Package, with the begin step framework as well as an upgraded UVO telematics framework with incorporated reinforcement camera; and the new Appearance and Designer bundle, with a two-tone inside treatment highlighting dark fabric with dim leatherette trim and dim complexity sewing. 

Venture up to the highest point of-the-line Rio SX, and you'll get 17-inch wheels, sport suspension tuning, bigger front brakes, force collapsing warmed side mirrors, mist lights, and LED taillamp and headlamp highlights; alternatives on the SX incorporate a route framework (that replaces the UVO framework), pushbutton begin, calfskin seats, warmed front seats, and a sunroof.

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