The Kia Rio has become extremely popular due to its versatility, fuel efficiency, and very affordable price. Consumers have been turning to imports such as Kia as the many offerings have been hard to find in many domestic cars and trucks, and the Rio is one of the reasons why. The 2017 Kia Rio offers many models to choose from and gives consumers a redesign on the older, boring look.
The 2017 Kia Rio maintains is affordability, standard features, but brings in some much needed appeal. The grille is expected to get a bit thinner and the outer trim is expected to be more visually appealing. Both the sedan and hatchback versions are also expected to provide more legroom than the previous year’s model.
This preview/review on the 2017 Kia Rio features, specs, price, and release date for all models including the EX, LX, and SX will give you a taste of things to come from the Korean auto manufacturer.
2017 Kia Rio Features and Specs
Many of the biggest nuances with the 2016 Rio are expected to be improved including legroom, noisy ride, exterior appeal, interior features, lackluster instrument panel, and much more. The 2017 Kia Rio features and specs will compare to other 2017 compact cars from Toyota, Hyundai, Ford, and many others.
The sedan and hatchback are expected to return including the EX, LX, and SX models. The SX models will the premium versions offering more interior features and options. Even the highest end Rio will be thousands less than other similar cars, and many will say it comes standard with more features.
The new Rio will offer some of the best qualities of the 2016 models including an improved Eco Package with start/stop technology. The safety feature keeps you safe at all times while providing the sensors to give you a worry free ride.
Some of what we’re hoping to see is more leg room for backseat passengers looks to be true, but it’ll still seem cramped when you’re actually back there. Other improvements needed over the previous year’s model is more comfortable front seats and keeping up with engine performance when in Active Eco mode.
We’re expecting to see a 138-hp 1.6 liter 4 cylinder engine with a 6 speed manual and auto-manual transmission. Fuel efficiency won’t be an issue giving consumers an estimated 28 MPG/city and up to 38 MPG/highway.
2017 Kia Rio Price and Release Date
It’s not often you’ll be able to find a premium model compact car for under $19,000, but with the 2017 Kia Rio price you’ll be able to do just that. Expected to range between $14,400 and just under $19,000 for the higher end SX model is something we’re fully expecting.
We can expect to see the debut of the new Rio in South Korea sometime during the 3rd quarter of 2016 with a release in the US, Canada, throughout Asia, and other markets by the end of the year.