The Kia Rio is all-new for 2018 with a fresh look, affordable pricing, and a fuel-efficient engine. It’s an appealing car with very European styling that keeps it from being another ho-hum small car. In either sedan or hatchback guise, it’s a great city car that’s easy to fit into snug spots and navigate down narrow streets.
The Rio has tough competition in this segment from the likes of the Honda Fit and Ford Fiesta, so it needs to find a way to differentiate itself from the pack. Pricing is low and fuel efficiency is high, but Kia aimed to give the Rio a better drive. It now has improved handling and a more responsive engine. Let’s take a look at the all-new 2018 Kia Rio and see what it has to offer.