2013 Kia Rio | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – For 2013 the Kia Rio EX can now be equipped with automatic stop/start technology for improved fuel efficiency around town. The Rio SX gets standard steering wheel paddle shifters for the automatic transmission.
The Rio gets there with efficient drivetrains, great features and good packaging, but it’s the snappy styling that first makes its case. The five door hatchback’s more winning than the four door sedan, for sure, but both have sworn off the benign, bubbly shape of the prior car for a sculpted, neatly detailed look that wears Kia’s signature grille with economy car flair. As good as it gets outside, the Rio’s interior seems even better: some throwback details recall the best of the 1980s econoboxes, down to the toggle switches for climate controls, but there’s also a big LCD screen integrated neatly and soft touch trim on most versions that rivals the glory days of Japan’s best small cars of the past.
2013 Kia Rio Price :
2013 Kia Rio Price. – Pricing for the new 2013 Kia Rio has been set at $13,600 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2013 Kia Rio we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.
2013 Kia Rio Interior and Exterior :
2013 Kia Rio Interior and Exterior. – The Kia Rio’s cabin boasts a restrained yet stylish design that evokes German cars. The materials quality is nothing special in the base LX, but the added soft-touch surfaces, armrest cushioning and tasteful metallic accents found in the upper trims make the Rio’s cabin one of the finest in the subcompact segment. We highly encourage you to go that extra mile to get an EX or SX, especially since they come with a truly impressive amount of equipment.
The Rio’s a prime example, and the five-door’s even more clearly descended from that talent pool than the four-door sedan. From the signature grille and its swept-back headlights, to the rounded rear end, the Rio five door echoes classic hot-hatch lines without exaggerating them. It’s clean, perky, and interesting, for the first time in the brand’s history. And while it’s tough to draw sedans on this scale, but the Rio succeeds better than just about any of its competitors.
It’s even better inside. The cockpit’s nicely finished dash hashes together 1980s econobox chic with airplane style toggle switches, a medium to large LCD screen and a soft touch panel on most trims for a distinct look with BMW outlines and glory days Honda finishes.
2013 Kia Rio Engine :
2013 Kia Rio Engine. – The 2013 Kia Rio is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 138 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the LX, while a six-speed automatic transmission is optional on the LX and standard on the other trims. The EX Eco package adds the fuel saving automatic stop/start technology.
The 1.6-liter four cylinder engine that powers the Rio is also found in the similar Hyundai Accent, and here too, it’s rated at 138 horsepower. With direct fuel injection, it’s happy to rev smoothly around its powerband and it’s important to be nice when it takes almost 10 seconds to accelerate the Rio to 60 mph, no matter whether the front driver’s equipped with the six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Throughout its rev range, the engine’s mostly muted and doesn’t have much vibration associated with high engine speeds, though there’s some ticking generated by the direct injection that could use a damper of its own. Source: edmunds.com, autocarrelease, neocarsuv.blogspot.com.