2018 Kia Rio Calgary
The latest 2018 Kia Rio looks sportier than ever, thanks to a longer wheelbase that adds 15 mm. to the overall length. The silhouette is more sculpted to enhance the lower, wider stance of the sedan. The grille, which Kia describes as "tiger nosed" is updated. Multi-reflector halogen headlights are standard for all 2018 Kia Rio Calgary and Canadian models.
The aerodynamic look of the lower and wider stance not only looks athletic but improves the drive responsiveness. Paired with the new independent MacPherson strut suspension in the front, the all-new Kia Rio grips the road quite well. Drivers will be pleased with the minimized roll and sway.
The 2018 Kia Rio runs on an improved 1.6-litre GDI four-cylinder engine that outputs 130-horsepower and 119 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission channels the horsepower to the wheels as efficiently as possible.
The interior now features upgraded materials and an open feel with one of the best cargo volumes in the class, as well as more front headroom, thanks to the additional 15 mm. of length. Cargo capacity for 2018 is 325 litres with the rear seats up and an impressive 1,054 litres when the second-row seats are dropped down.
The line-up of 2018 Kia Rio for sale Calgary will include six editions, starting with the base-level LX MT, nicely equipped for $14,995. The top-of-the-line EX Tech AT comes in at $23,745. Here's a breakdown of the trim levels. 2018 Kia Rio Calgary LX Editions
The luxury-on-a-budget opener comes with a decent amount of standard offerings for just under $15,000. They include amenities that winter drivers looking for a Kia Rio for sale Calgary will appreciate, like a heated steering wheel and heated front seats. Other standard offerings that add luxury for no extra cost include a leather gear shift knob, leather-wrapped steering wheel and a rearview camera.
The LX+ adds air conditioning and steering-wheel-mounted cruise control and the LX+ AT swaps out the manual transmission of the other two LXs for an automatic transmission. 2018 Kia Rio for Sale Calgary EX
The new Kia Rio EX models add standard tech to the sedan. All 2018 Kia Rio Calgary EX models include Kia's UVO infotainment system and an automatic 6-speed transmission.
Starting with the EX AT, a larger 7-inch LCD display for audio and connectivity for smartphones via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto comes standard. A sunroof is also included for those lovely Alberta spring and summer days. The EX Sport AT gets all the above plus bigger, 17-inch alloy wheels and sport alloy pedals. The top-level EX Tech AT adds Kia's autonomous emergency braking system, leather seats and navigation.
2018 Kia Rio Calgary shoppers will be happy with the number of standard amenities included in the value-driven price. With six model options, there's bound to be a 2018 Kia Rio equipped with everything an Alberta buyer is looking for.