2018 Kia Rio Hatchback

Rating6.9

Ranked #6 in Subcompact Hatchback

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Starting MSRP 

$14,200 - $18,700

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Key Spec of 2018 Kia Rio Hatchback
fuel economy

29/32/37

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

130 hp @ 6300 rpm

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Impressively prices and excellent build quality

Lacks standard features in the base trim

Fully redesign for 2018

Adequate power and engaging driving dynamics

Cabin is filled with road noise

Best-in-class warranty coverage

LX and S trims are equipped with a non-telescopic steering wheel

2018 Kia Rio Hatchback Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 25, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2018 Kia Rio Hatchback is a subcompact hatchback offered in 3 trims, starting off at a base MSRP of $15,290. For that price, it mainly competes with the Ford Fiesta Hatchback, the Nissan Versa Note Hatchback, and the Honda Fit Hatchback. Between 3 trims, the Rio Hatchback offers 2 powertrains. It is a 1.6L inline-4 engine making 130 horsepower and 119 lb-ft of torque. However, there is a choice between a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Rio Hatchback reaches 60 mph from zero in 9.8 seconds with the automatic transmission, which gets pumped up to 9.2 seconds with the manual. Regardless of the transmission choice, the Rio Hatchback can manage a combined fuel economy of 32 mpg. While we’re on the topic of choices, the 8 striking colors the Rio Hatchback comes in really pull you towards itself.

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Trims

LX$14,200 onwards

  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Manual front air conditioning
  • Remote anti-theft alarm system
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/Satellite

S$16,400 onwards

EX$18,700 onwards

  • Front Fog/driving lights
  • Premium cloth Seat trim


Colors and Styles

Build Car
Aurora Black

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$14200

body style

4dr Hatchback

engine type
displacement

97 cu in

horse power

130 hp @ 6300 rpm

torque

119 lb.-ft. @ 4850 rpm

transmission

6-Speed Manual

dimensions
length

160 in

wheelbase

101.6 in

width

67.9 in

curb weight

2648 lbs

Height

57.1 in

Ground Clearance

5.5 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

90.5 cu ft

cargo volume

32.8 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

29/32/37 mpg

highway range

440.30 mi

warranty
basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

10 yr./ 100,000 mi.


Kia Rio 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$18,114
5 Year Cost To Own
$36,055
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $36,055
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$3,930$1,578$1,493$1,752$1,659$10,412
Insurance$1,303$1,349$1,396$1,445$1,495$6,988
Fuel$1,576$1,624$1,672$1,722$1,774$8,368
Maintenance$538$712$654$1,135$1,657$4,696
RepairsNANANANA$670$670
Financing Interest$974$784$580$362$132$2,832
Taxes and Fees$1,546$151$141$131$120$2,089
Total Cost-To-Own$9,867$6,198$5,936$6,547$7,507$36,055
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