2018 Kia Rio Calgary Five Door Review

The 2018 Kia Rio looks better than models of previous years, and that's because engineers have upgraded the sedan with sleeker styling. But the real beauty is the five-door hatchback version featuring a new look. A wider stance and sportier styling gives it European attitude that's sleek but aggressive, minus the hefty price tag.  

Kia has some serious competition in the sub-compact car market. Consumers aren't lining up for subcompacts, so manufacturers are doing their best to entice drivers by offering stylish small cars loaded with perks for a price that nearly anyone can afford. There's the Honda Fit, Nissan Micra and Hyundai Accent to name a few. But what sets the Kia Rio apart from the pack is the improved styling and materials--all for a great price. 2017 vs. 2018 Kia Rio for Sale Calgary    

Compared to the 2017 Kia Rio model, the 2018 Kia Rio for sale in Calgary is all new. The changes to the chassis mean the interior is bigger. The 2018 model includes more tech like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2018 model's longer wheelbase and wider stance not only looks great but improves the hatchback's driving dynamics.  2018 Kia Rio Calgary Value    

How much can Kia pack into a car that starts at $14,995? More than a driver would think. The upgrades are apparent in the interior and start with details like softer, ergonomic plastics that replace the cheaper versions of the previous years. All five-door hatchback Kia Rio's for sale in Calgary feature an improved cabin experience with increased insulation and new one-piece door panels that minimize road noise.  

The new centre stack is easier to use. All the controls are just above the shifter so that a driver can find everything without having to take their eyes off the road. Below the centre stack sits an organizational bin that can hold a phone, pocket change and other small items. A 12-volt outlet and USB port are located just above the bin.   

The centrepiece of the new dash is a colour display that appears to float. The touchscreen looks and functions more like a tablet than a car infotainment system. More Room for Cargo.   

The smart hatchback design means that the rear opening is wider and easier to load. A cargo privacy cover hides everything from view. Dropping the rear seats down adds space for larger or bulkier items. Kia Rio for Sale Calgary Body Colours and Wheel Options 15-inch steel wheels are standard but wheel upgrades include 15-inch alloy rims for the EX trim level and 17-inch sport alloys on the EX Sport and Tech trim levels. There are six paint colours for 2018, of which Ice Blue is new.
The 2018 Kia Rio Calgary five-door hatchback is an affordable subcompact that has a little touch of sporty edge to it. Upgrading to the EX is worth the small increase in price.