What are the New Features of the 2018 Kia Rio?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Rio on Friday, November 24th, 2017 at 10:22 am
2018 Kia Rio Red in the City

New Features found in the New 2018 Kia Rio 

Introducing the brand-new 2018 Kia Rio! The Rio cuts the fat from bigger vehicles, dropping tons of specialized features such as big cargo capacities, towing abilities, and off-road capabilities. Ridding itself of all of this baggage, the new 2018 Rio still has plenty of convenience features to offer, while able to do so at a fraction of the cost compared to other vehicles.

Fresh, clean, and streamlined, the 2018 Kia Rio has everything you need in a vehicle without anything extra to weigh you down with unneeded costs. The Rio is for those who don’t need All-Wheel Drive, who don’t need over half a dozen extra seats, and who don’t need a trunk with a cargo capacity built for a large family. It’s the perfect vehicle for the driver who needs nothing more than a ride to get from A to B. Still brimming with class, style, and jam-packed with useful features designed for the average driver, this incredible subcompact is a steal. Let’s see everything that the 2018 Kia Rio has to offer! 

2018 Kia Rio Engine Specs and Performance Features 

The 2018 Kia Rio’s 1.6 L inline-4 engine may not sound like much, but don’t be fooled. What you’re forgetting to factor in is the Rio’s size and weight. While larger vehicles have bigger and more powerful engines, they desperately need them to battle their larger size and weight. The Kia Rio meanwhile, with its manageable size and lightweight frame, can zip around speedily with just 130 horsepower and 119 lb-ft of torque. This also aids the Rio’s fuel economy, giving it a very efficient calculated MPG of 29 in the city and 37 on the highway! 

2018 Kia Rio Front Seating

2018 Kia Rio Blue in the City

2018 Kia Rio Safety and Driving Assistance Features 

Along with power and performance, another unfounded myth of subcompact cars is that their size makes them unsafe! Not at all. While it’s true that their frame lacks the same strength as larger vehicles, the Rio’s steel cage body is still very much up to safety standards. Elsewhere, the Rio is far superior in safety with incredibly more responsive handling and maneuverability on the road due to its compact size and, therefore, better center of gravity. It’s far better to avoid accidents with a more reliable car. Additionally, this is even without mention of the Rio’s numerous safety features, including: 

  • Advanced Air Bags 
  • Electronic Stability Control 
  • Hill-Start Assist 
  • Side-Impact Door Beams 
  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring System 
  • Vehicle Stability Management 
  • And more! 

2018 Kia Rio Interior Features 

Finally, we move to the inside. Comfort is key to any driving experience, and the 2018 Kia Rio excels in that as well. New upholstery is standard with tricot & woven cloth seats and trimming, an adjustable driver’s seat to find your perfect spot, and improved passenger room in the back row. The 2018 Rio model also now has a wider trunk and back seats that fold down to still offer additional storage space in case of a trip. Kia’s signature UVO system also allows you to control any entertainment or driver assistance feature to help populate your cabin with life.


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Find the 2018 Kia Rio at VanDevere Kia 

Kia’s supreme subcompact, the new 2018 Kia Rio, is out now! You’ll find the 2018 Rio available at wherever they sell Kia models near you. Those living in and around Akron, Ohio can find an amazing selection here at Vandevere Kia! Stop in today to take a look at the Rio and the rest of Kia’s fantastic catalog! 

 

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