The Korean automaker Kia has long attracted car buyers with a range of cars with top-notch attributes like elegant styling, plush interiors, high-tech features, and most of all, sensible pricing. One of the hottest selling models from the brand – the Kia Rio – a subcompact car that first made its mark in the US in 2006, is back in an all new avatar featuring a larger infotainment system, 15-inch wheels, and redesigned front and rear bumpers, among various other changes. Want to know more? Read on as we present a brief overview of the 2021 Kia Rio.
The 2021 Kia Rio is a subcompact car that, like its predecessors, offers exceptional value for money. Available in three variants – LX (sedan), S (sedan), and S (hatchback), the 2021 Rio has welcoming interiors accentuated by am 8” touch-screen display infotainment system with 6 speakers and 2 front tweeters, and is among the few cars in the its category to come with Wireless Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay® and Siri® Eyes Free, offering seamless connectivity across devices and operating platforms.
The Rio comes with an impressive 1.6L Inline DOHC 4-cylinder engine capable of delivering up to 120 horsepower @ 6,300 RPM with a maximum torque output of 112 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM. The engine, mated to an Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) system, delivers a fuel economy of 33/41 mpg (city/highway). The suspension system on both the hatchback and sedan variants is well-tuned, delivering a smooth ride. About the hatchback variant in specific; thanks to a well-contained body roll, the car feels planted even on bumpy roads.
Interiors are one aspect where the 2021 Kia Rio simply stands out. While the design language is minimal, the Rio’s interiors make a mark with a clean dashboard layout and the use of premium finishing materials, with the highlighting being a massive voice-activated infotainment system that now also includes the SiriusXM satellite radio. The front seats, door pockets, and center console are all generous in terms of space. Other highlights include a 6-way adjustable driver’s seat, rear-view monitor with dynamic parking assistance, tilt steering column, and steering-wheel-mounted easy-access buttons.
The 2021 Rio comes with an array of standard safety features, such as Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, and six airbags. The 2021 Rio also has side-impact door beams made of reinforced steel, and front and rear crumple zones to absorb and dissipate impact energy. In all, the long list of safety features makes the 2021 Rio one of the safest cars in its category.
The Final Word
Be it for the elegant interiors or excellent handling at its price point, the Rio is a decent choice for individuals looking to purchase a subcompact sedan or hatchback. While the latest cars such as the Kia Rio may set you back by a significant amount when purchased new, you can save significantly when you buy from car auctions online for the public. Salvagebid hosts online car auctions featuring a huge inventory of salvage cars for sale, allowing you to bring home a car of your choice for an unbelievably low price. If you have any questions, or would like to know more about our car auctions online for the public, simply call +1 (360) 347-1300, Monday through Friday, 6 am to 3 pm (Pacific Standard Time), or email [email protected].