If you’re not entirely sold on the SUV hype and you’re searching for an affordable and reliable alternative, then the 2023 Kia Rio 5-door may be just what you’ve been looking for.
Classed as a compact car, this little number has many solid plus points going for it. It’s perfect for city manoeuvring and driving, it sips up fuel, it has a sturdy design, and Kia’s generous warranty backs it up. All these features make it the perfect vehicle for price-conscious shoppers who need a dependable city vehicle.
The Kia can be purchased in four trims: the LX+ MT, LX+, LX Premium, and EX Premium. Pricing ranges from only $17,445 to $22,995.
All trims can be purchased in a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine that can produce a maximum torque of 113 lb-ft and 120 horsepower. The manufacturer’s official fuel efficiency is 14km/L at combined driving, which is some of the best we’ve ever seen for a gas-powered vehicle. You’ll be able to tow up to 1,150kg, which is quite impressive considering the Rio’s size.
The vehicle has a 258cm wheelbase, is 406.5cm in length, and has a width of 172.5cm with a curb weight of up to 1,321kg, which makes the Rio extremely easy to drive and manoeuvre out of or into tight spots.
You get up to 493L of cargo space. You can also fold down the rear seats if you require additional storage space, giving you a total cargo space of 928L. The rear has sufficient room for passengers, and tall adults won't have any problems getting comfy in the front.
The standard cloth seats are incredibly comfortable, and the cabin feels sturdy enough when the vehicle glides over uneven roads with the added soft suspension. The tilt-adjustable steering wheel and height-adjustable driver’s seat make it easier for drivers to get into the perfect driving position.
The standard technological features of the Rio are excellent, considering the price you pay for the vehicle. You’ll get a 20.32cm touchscreen, a USB port in the front, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, wireless smartphone integration for text messages and music, a rear-view camera, and a four-speaker sound system. The LX+ MT and LX+ models have standard safety features, including a tire pressure monitoring system, vehicle stability management system, and electronic stability control.
The LX Premium has an added blind-spot monitoring system. The EX Premium has a host of driver safety aid systems, including a hill-assist control, a blind-spot monitoring collision warning, a lane-keeping assist, lane-follow assist, cruise control, and forward collision avoidance. The LX Premium has added tech, including Bluetooth, a six-speaker sound system, and satellite radio.
Call us today to arrange a test drive of the 2023 Kia Rio 5-door. We’ll take your call right away and answer any additional questions you may have about this superb compact vehicle. You can reserve yours now!