The 2018 Kia Rio promises to be the most formidable version of the globally-popular nameplate yet. Take the features that have made the Rio such a stunner and such a fun ride through the 2017 model year, and then upgrade them with improved technology, a redesigned exterior and more, and you've got the 2018 Kia Rio subcompact!
The 2018 Rio has upgraded technology options like an expansion from a 4.3-inch touchscreen to an available 7-inch screen in the top-line EX trim, as well as available Autonomous Emergency Braking for added security in situations where someone or something jumps out and you can't hit the brakes. We also anticipate the 2018 Rio to have improved fuel economy from the 2017 Rio's 27 mpg city, 36 mpg highway. But there's plenty more to expect in this wallet-friendly subcompact, like 130 horsepower that is superior to many subcompact cars on the market!
|Performance & MPG||Interior Features||Upgrades from 2017|
|130 horsepower||89.9 cubic feet of passenger room||Autonomous Emergency Braking available|
|Engine: 1.6-liter 4-cylinder||Fits up to five passengers||7-inch touchscreen available|
|33.46-foot curb-to-curb turning circle||Bluetooth hands-free||Lengthened exterior to 172.6 inches|
|Fuel economy expected to improve on 2017 model year||Voice-recognition with UVO eServices available||More upright rear with shorter overhangs and expressive taillights|
If you take long road trips or drive often in large cities, fuel-efficient and small vehicles come in handy. Let's say you're heading to a concert or a nice meal and parking is limited. Then the 2018 Rio not only saves you money on gas while you're on your way (in excess of 30 combined MPG), but makes it easier to navigate tight spots, with a superb 33.46-foot curb-to-curb turning circle. And the 2018 Kia Rio also features a redesigned exterior that will really stand out, with a longer frame, shorter overhangs and a wider front and rear view, but with the same lightweight construction as you've come to expect, with a curb weight that ranges from 2,648 to 2,714 pounds.
Look for the fun, fuel-conscious and tech-smart subcompact, the 2018 Kia Rio, at Boucher Kia of Racine, 9601 Washington Avenue in Racine WI, though we also serve the area which includes Milwaukee, West Allis and Kenosha. For more information regarding the Kia models on our lot, call (262) 725-4041 or come visit us at the dealership so we can set you up with a test drive.