Even the new 2017 Kia Rio gives stylized European and cleanly car; there are some details which remind on typical Kia models. At the opposite of last model, it offers a larger cabin and cargo space, fuel-efficient engine and smoother and gentle riding with more comfortable seats and inside space.

2017 Kia Rio

2017 Kia Rio

Exterior

As a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback, the last model from 2012 has some tidy dimensions and rakish bodies. Similar to main competitor, Ford Fiesta, previous Rio has some ads in body shape which has made him a leader in this car class. There are no much changes in Rio since then but now is time for it. You may feel surprised with new 15-inch wheels, a new rear spoiler while the higher trim version offers a 17-inch wheels, sports suspension, larger front brakes, fog lamps and LED headlamps and tail lamps, which is the top in this class. It’s changed his familiar rounded shape for a modern and Europe look with interesting details. New, neat contrasting grille, swept-back headlights and still a little rounded rear end will be the signs of recognition for this model.

2017 Kia Rio

2017 Kia Rio

Interior

The main feature in 2017 Kia Rio’s cabin is materials used for premium designed details made inside of it. There is also a climate control system, cleverly put on the large touchscreen in perfect button layout for easy usage. Did you ever see satin-finish bezels around the air vents in some car before? There is also a new piano-clack center console and perfect audio system. Other details are pretty much the same as on other models in same class, like tilt steering, steering wheel audio controls, and split-folding rear seat backs. The middle trim level of 2017 Kia Rio, the Rio EX, has also cruise control with steering-wheel-mounted controls, power windows with driver’s one-touch auto-up/down control, remote key less entry with trunk release and a tilt/telescope steering column.

2017 Kia Rio

2017 Kia Rio

Engine

Aside the more trim versions in term of design and cabin equipment, the engine choice includes only one a 1.6-liter four cylinder for 138 horsepower with six-speed manual and optional automatic transmission. Those who had tried it said that it increases speed very smoothly without noise, till the speed, is reached highest speed when it becomes loud. Fuel economy is around 31 mpg.

2017 Kia Rio Price

You will be surprised with the price of only $14,000 for the basic model, but be prepared for the higher number after picking the equipment and ads.