What’s new on the 2020 Kia Rio?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Rio on Friday, October 25th, 2019 at 4:58 pm

2020 Kia Rio Updates and Performance Specs  

The 2020 Kia Rio is making its way to dealerships around the country. There are some new changes for this subcompact sedan. We will show you the 2020 Kia Rio updates and performance specs to help you see what this vehicle can do for drivers in the new year. Let’s get started. 

READ MORE: 2019 Kia Rio Interior Design and Features

New Changes 

There are some big changes for the 2020 Kia Rio. This vehicle will have a new engine for the 2020 model year. The Rio had the Gamma 1.6-liter GDI engine but will now be equipped with the Gamma 2 engine, which is a 1.6-liter MPI engine for improved performance. This engine also has an iVT transmission to replace the six-speed automatic transmission. The Rio also has an increase in fuel efficiency with 33 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway for a combined 36 mpg. The previous year model has 28 mpg in the city, 37 mpg on the highway, and a combined fuel efficiency of 32 mpg. 

2020 Kia Rio dashboard

2020 Kia Rio in blue


We know that drivers like to know the specifics about a new vehicle. The Kia Rio has 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque. This subcompact sedan also has 42.1 inches of legroom in the front row and 33.5 inches of legroom in the rear row for everyone to sit in comfort and enjoy the ride. The Rio also has a cargo volume of 13.7 cubic feet for all your gear and equipment you need. 

READ MORE: How much does the 2019 Kia Rio cost?

These 2020 Kia Rio updates and performance specs are just some of the highlights that this vehicle has in store. If you would like to learn more about our available Kia Rio vehicles, you can check out our online inventory and schedule a test drive with us at Moritz Kia today. 

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