2018 Kia Rio vs 2017 Kia Rio

Fans of the athletic style, efficient performance and incredible value of the Kia Rio subcompact are in for a surprise when the 2018 Kia Rio arrives at Moritz Kia this summer. With a longer, lower and wider platform, the updated Kia Rio promises to take your day-to-day commute to the next level. Learn more about the upgraded Kia Rio with this 2018 Kia Rio vs 2017 Kia Rio comparison.

Expected to arrive at the dealerships in the summer of 2017, the 2018 Kia Rio will improve comfort, versatility, value and fuel economy. Available in Rio 5-Door hatchback and Rio Sedan variants, the Kia Rio will cater to your lifestyle and budget. An updated design possesses a longer wheelbase, bold front end, expressive taillights, sleek lines and a wealth of standard features. Highlight features of the 2018 Kia Rio include standard Bluetooth connectivity, a standard rearview camera and available UVO3 voice recognition with access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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2018 Kia Rio VS 2017 Kia Rio
130-Horsepower 1.6-Liter Inline-4 Engine 138-Horsepower 1.6-Liter Inline-4
89.9/90.5 Cubic Feet Passenger Space (Sedan/5-Door) 88.4/88.4 Cubic Feet
13.7/17.4 Cubic Feet Cargo Space (Sedan/5-Door) 13.7/15.0 Cubic Feet
3 Available Trim Levels 2-3

What Are the Differences Between the 2018 Kia Rio and 2017 Kia Rio?

When you explore the updated Kia Rio in this 2018 Kia Rio vs 2017 Kia Rio overview, you will find that the key differences revolve around platform and design. The 2018 Kia Rio features a longer wheelbase, longer body and wider platform that result in an upgrade to interior comfort and space. Passengers in the Kia subcompact will discover improved comfort with an available 89.9 cubic feet of passenger space in the sedan and 90.5 cubic feet for car shoppers who select the Kia Rio 5-Door. Current Kia Rio editions provide 88.4 cubic feet of passenger space.

A larger foundation will not only provide a more comfortable ride for passengers, it will add cargo space. Kia Rio Sedan variants provide an impressive 13.7 cubic feet of trunk space that is perfect for family road trips. When you opt for the 2018 Kia Rio 5-Door, the advantage of the hatchback design is apparent with an impressive 17.4 cubic feet of cargo space that can be expanded to 32.8 cubic feet with the rear seats laid flat.

The updated 2018 Kia Rio adds an expanded model lineup that will allow car shoppers to find a model that will better fit their lifestyle and budget. When the new Kia Rio arrives at Moritz Kia, it will be available in three trim levels - LX, S and EX. Current Kia Rio Sedan models are available in just LX and EX trim levels while the 2017 Kia Rio 5-Door adds a top-of-the-line SX trim level. Highlights of the 2018 Kia Rio EX include a UVO3 voice recognition infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen and access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

An added bonus for drivers who select the 2018 Kia Rio is an updated powertrain. Powered by an enhanced 130-horsepower 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder Gamma engine, the new Kia Rio promises a more responsive drive, better low-speed driving dynamics and better fuel-economy ratings. Paired with your choice between a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission, the 2018 Kia Rio will check all the boxes when you get behind the wheel.

Visit Moritz Kia today to learn more about the updated 2018 Kia Rio!

Blue 2018 kia Rio Sedan On City Street
2018 Kia Rio Front Seat Interior
Red 2017 Kia Rio 5-Door Exterior
2017 Kia Rio Front Seat Interior