Review: 2013 Kia Rio

2013 Kia Rio

The 2013 Kia Rio is the smallest and least expensive of the Kia car lineup. But smallest doesn’t mean small, as the Kia Rio provides you you with a ton of space for storage or friends while also giving you impressive fuel economy. Add in the modern styling, long list of available features and a great warranty, you cannot go wrong with the Kia Rio.

The Rio is a fan favorite among young professionals getting their life started, or the family looking for something to go along with the SUV. There is a four door sedan and 5 door hatchback model, but whichever you choose, you will get a lot space for your daily travels.


Four can comfortably fit on the inside, but when space needs outweigh people, you’d be surprised at how much you can store inside. The Rio 5-door also lets you conveniently carry passengers, cargo or a combination of both, thanks to its easily adjustable seating configurations. fold down the entire back seat, or take advantage of the 60/40 rear split seat, and all the luggage and equipment for your 3 day weekend will fit inside.

The Kia Rio also features a cargo covers which allows you to cover your cargo safely.





The Kia Rio has every feature available for the modern vehicle. There are 3 available trim levels. As you climb available trims and packages, you can get a Rio with available heated leather seats, leather steering wheel and shift knob, sunroof, navigation, backup camera, 17-inch alloy wheels, and Bluetooth.

No matter what Rio you pick, you’ll get heated power mirrors and plugs to play your iPod or MP3 player over the speakers.


The Kia Rio is powered by a gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine that delivers 138 horsepower. Fuel Economy reaches up to 36 MPG on the highway. The Automatic Transmission Rio models come with an available Active Eco System that adjusts the engine and transmission to optimize fuel economy. If you’d like even more fuel economy, upgrade to the Eco Package, which includes Idle Stop and Go, a system which automatically turns off the engine when you come to a complete stop and then seamlessly restarts the engine once you release the brake.

The U.S. EPA says the Rio is “One of the Cleanest, Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicles on the Road.”


All new 2013 Kia Rio models come with a 10-year, 100,000 mile warranty, along with a  5-year, 60,000 mile limited basic warranty and a 5-year, 60,000 miles 24 hour roadside assistance.


MSN Autos says the Kia Rio is one of the least expensive cars to own.

Consumer Reports votes the Kia Rio as one of the best cars under $20K

Motorweek and the Chicago Auto Show named the Kia Rio as the Best Subcompact Vehicle

Consumer Reports voted the Kia Rio as the top “small car.”

Edmunds voted the Kia Rio as the Top Economy Car

Edmunds also says the Rio is one of the Top 10 Least Expensive Hatchbacks and Wagons

With this trophy case full of awards, great special features and a great design, the Rio is can’t miss model. Add in the great price, and you should be at Waikem Kia today to see the Rio for yourself.

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