S 4dr Hatchback
2020 Kia Rio

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The 2020 Kia Rio is a compact sedan with a comfortable ride, fairly precise handling, an excellent warranty, and for 2020, world-beating economy.

The sedan is just 173 inches long and the Rio hatchback is shorter than that, only 160 inches, but it actually has more room inside.

For 2020 the engine has been re-tuned to increase gas mileage, the trade-off being that it makes less power. The 1.6-liter inline-4 now makes 120 horsepower (down 10 hp) and 112 pound-feet of torque (down 7 lb-ft). It's mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

The EPA rates the Rio at 33 mpg city, 41 highway, 36 combined using regular fuel. That's an increase of 4 mpg over last year, which is a big jump. It's hard to find a non-hybrid car that can match this fuel economy.

The IIHS has rated the Rio a Top Safety Pick, although with only an 'Acceptable'? score in the passenger-side small overlap test that mimics impact with a stationary object or an oncoming car. The optional LED headlights in the Technology package earned a 'Good'? rating.

Automatic emergency braking is bundled with a few other features on an affordable Technology package for the S trim level.
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The 2020 Kia Rio is a compact sedan with a comfortable ride, fairly precise handling, an excellent warranty, and for 2020, world-beating economy.

The sedan is just 173 inches long and the Rio hatchback is shorter than that, only 160 inches, but it actually has more room inside.

For 2020 the engine has been re-tuned to increase gas mileage, the trade-off being that it makes less power. The 1.6-liter inline-4 now makes 120 horsepower (down 10 hp) and 112 pound-feet of torque (down 7 lb-ft). It's mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

The EPA rates the Rio at 33 mpg city, 41 highway, 36 combined using regular fuel. That's an increase of 4 mpg over last year, which is a big jump. It's hard to find a non-hybrid car that can match this fuel economy.

The IIHS has rated the Rio a Top Safety Pick, although with only an 'Acceptable'? score in the passenger-side small overlap test that mimics impact with a stationary object or an oncoming car. The optional LED headlights in the Technology package earned a 'Good'? rating.

Automatic emergency braking is bundled with a few other features on an affordable Technology package for the S trim level.
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Retail Price

$16,790 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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$782 Nat'l avg. savings off MSRP
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Engine 1.6L I-4
MPG 33 City / 41 Hwy
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) 2-spd CVT w/OD
Power 120 @ 6300 rpm
Drivetrain front-wheel
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