Kia Rio Trim Levels
Kia Rio Trim Levels
Introduced in 1999, the Rio is a subcompact car by Kia. Currently, in its fourth generation, the Kia Rio has swept both car enthusiasts and critics off their feet. Smooth handling, superior fuel economy, and impressive safety scores make Rio the car to watch out for. Recently KIA launched the 2019 version of the Rio. The Korean car manufacturing giant now offers different Kia Rio trim levels and other parts of the country. We, in this post, take a look at all these trim levels.
1. Kia Rio S-Trim
The Kia Rio S-Trim is Rio’s five doors or hatchback version. According to Kia, the S is now its line-topping trim. The Kia Rio S-Trim comes with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 130 hp and 119-lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to an automatic transmission. Although it has a small engine, the S-Trim is an extremely fun car to drive. The car is equipped with a number of safety features including ABS, Hill Assist Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Forward Collision Avoidance, and Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH). The hatchback offers a cargo space of 1.4 cubic inches and provides a headroom of 38 inches in the second row. The hatchback includes the UVO e-services suite of infotainment technology that includes a seven-inch touchscreen display.
2. Kia Rio LX
The LX is Rio’s base model for this year. Just like the hatchback, the Rio LX, which is the sedan version, is powered by a 1.6 liter four cylinder engine that produces 130 hp and 119-lb-ft of torque and is coupled to an automatic transmission. The car is available in front-wheel drive drivetrain. The sedan offers a cargo space of 13.7 cubic feet and headroom of 37.4 inches in the second row. This particular trim measures 172.6 inches in length and also comes with UVO e-services - a comprehensive suite of infotainment technology with a seven-inch display.
Which one to buy? The final verdict
The LX Rio and the S-Trim share identical features. If you need more cargo space, opt for the hatchback. However, if comfort and maneuverability are the two primary criteria on which you base your decision, the sedan could be the better option for you.