2013 Kia Rio


Pros:  Stylish; reasonable price; good power and acceleration; quality interior materials.

Cons: It’s a Kia Rio; lacks the sophistication and refinement of its American rivals.

Since its redesign in 2012, the Kia Rio has gone from a humiliating econobox to one of the most stylish and compelling offerings in its segment for under $20,000. For 2013, the Rio can now be equipped with an idle stop and go system for improved mpg. This year also brings standard steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters to SX trim levels.

Body Styles, Trims & Options
The 2013 Kia Rio is available in two body styles, a sedan and hatchback. Each body style is available in three trim levels- LX, EX and SX.

Standard features on the entry level LX includes 15-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, a 60/40 split-folding rear seatback, Bluetooth®, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and a 4-speaker audio system with a USB and auxiliary audio jack. An available LX Power Package adds a keyless remote, power windows and power door locks.

The EX gets items from the LX Power Package plus Kia’s Active ECO System, a center console, steering wheel-mounted Bluetooth® and cruise control buttons, CD/MP3 player and satellite radio. An EX Convenience Package will add 15-inch alloy wheels, a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, power folding mirrors with turn signal indicators, fog lamps, a rearview camera, a soft touch dashboard and a UVO powered by Microsoft® infotainment system.

An ECO Package is also available on the LX trim level. It adds an idle stop-and-go system to help improve your overall fuel economy.

Stepping up to the SX will add additional features like 17-inch alloy wheels, a sport tuned suspension, front LED accent lights, LED taillights, dual exhaust tips, paddle shifters, metal pedals and UVO power by Microsoft® infotainment system. An available SX Premium Package will add navigation, push-button start with Smart Key, leather trimmed seating surfaces, heated front seats and a sunroof.

Standard safety features includes six airbags, 4-wheel antilock brakes and stability control. A rearview camera is optional on the EX and standard on the SX.

Warranty Information
Kia has a lot of confidence in both the quality and endurance of its new vehicles, and it shows. They stand behind their new vehicles with an industry -leading warranty to help bring owners peace of mind. Every new Kia comes with an impressive 10-year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile Limited Basic Warranty, a 5-year/100,000-mile Limited Anti-Perforation Warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile 24-hour Roadside Assistance service.

To learn more about the Kia Rio and everything that it has to offer, visit your Kia dealer today to speak with an experienced professional and schedule a test drive.


Trims MSRP
2013 Rio LX $13,600
2013 Rio EX $16,500
2013 Rio SX $17,700
2013 Rio 5-door LX $13,800
2013 Rio 5-door EX $16,700
2013 Rio 5-door SX $17,900
Similar Vehicles MSRP
2013 Ford Fiesta Sedan $13,200
2013 Nissan Vera Sedan $11,990
2013 Honda Fit $15,425
2013 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback $15,595

 Engines, Transmissions, & EPA Ratings





Fuel Economy (city/highway)

Rio LX

1.6-liter 4-cylinder


6-speed M/T


Rio EX & SX

1.6-liter 4-cylinder


6-speed A/T


Rio EX 5-door with ECO Package

1.6-liter 4-cylinder


6-speed A/T



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