Kia Rio 2018

4.9 (23 votes)


  • New mid-level S trim
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Subcompact sedan or four-door hatchback
  • Redesigned for 2018 on new platform
  • Six-speed manual or six-speed automatic
  • 130-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine


  • Tight backseat
  • Spartan features on entry trim level
  • Automatic braking only offered on top trim
  • Engine can be buzzy when pushed
  • Drum rear brakes on all but top trim
  • Manual transmission only on base model


  • Optional 7-inch touchscreen
  • Quiet at cruising speed
  • Cargo room in both hatchback and sedan
  • Stable handling
  • Front-seat space to stretch out
  • Automatic emergency braking system optional
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay optional

Kia Rio 2018 Specs

$13,900–$18,700 MSRP range
130-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Combined MPG
32 Combined MPG
5 Seats
6-speed manual w/OD
Front-wheel Drive
Body Type
Warranty Powertrain
120 months / 100,000 miles
Warranty Roadside Assistance
60 months / 60,000 miles
Warranty Bumper-to-Bumper
60 months / 60,000 miles

Kia Rio 2018 Reviews

This car is good on mileage and meets all my needs

Very pleased with this car. I'm able to commute back and forth to work. And able to take my grandkids out places. Would recommend this car.

by Bette W from Woodbury Heights on June 13, 2018

Excellent on Gas

I needed something affordable in price, excellent on gas and reliable for transportation with low miles to visit my daughter and new granddaughter in PA.

by Candy Jones from Baltimore, MD on June 15, 2018

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