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The Kia Rio Is Compact, Affordable, and Versatile

Every automaker seems to offer their own compact vehicle, and even so, the Kia Rio remains the top choice for Shelby, Gastonia, and Kings Mountain drivers. The Rio is available as either a sedan or a hatchback, helping it appeal to a wider range of drivers. This way, you can choose whether you prefer the traditional styling of a sedan or the cargo versatility of a hatchback. Whether you choose the sedan or hatchback, you will be getting virtually identical models with the exception of body style.

The Rio remains the most affordable model in the Kia lineup, making it perfect for those who want to own their first car or just don’t want to be paying off an auto loan for too long. Even with its budget-friendly nature, the Kia Rio offers plenty to love, including two trims for the sedan and three for the hatchback, known as the Rio 5-Door. This means that you can enjoy higher-end features without breaking the bank, including things like navigation featuring voice commands and a power sunroof. With an Active Eco System, the Rio delivers even better fuel economy.

Drivers who are looking to step into a brand-new car without a hefty price tag that still offers plenty of features should consider the Kia Rio.

What’s New in the 2019 Kia Rio?

Following the Rio’s complete redesign in 2018, the 2019 Kia Rio had just one main job: to uphold its predecessor’s excellence. And it does so admirably. The 2019 Rio comes in just two trim levels, the LX and the S. But considering that both trims offer a remarkable array of standard and available features, smart safety equipment, and a comfortable ride quality, two trims are all it takes to impress drivers seeking incredible value in their small car. The 2019 Rio also excels in all the practical ways you expect out of a car in this class, including fuel efficiency, reliability, and handling.

Drivers in the market for a subcompact car that offers tons of bang for the buck love the Kia Rio for all the value it packs into an amazingly affordable price. And if you really love a bargain, you’ll turn to Renaldo Kia when it’s time to find a Rio to lease or purchase. We have a great selection and special offers that will help you bring your search for the perfect subcompact car to a satisfying conclusion. Visit us today and see the Rio models we have in stock.

Changes to the Kia Rio throughout Its History

The Kia Rio first arrived for the 2001 model year, standing out for its affordability, long warranty, and range of features. It was originally available only as a sedan, but the 2002 Rio added a wagon body style with more than 44 cubic feet for storage for drivers who needed a little extra versatility. The 2003 Rio saw the addition of map lights, child seat anchors, bottle holders, other interior additions, and a new 1.6 liter, 4-cylinder engine. Alloy wheels on the Cinco trim and lumbar support for the driver were added the following year, providing more style and comfort.

The 2006 Rio represented a new redesign and was when the hatchback arrived, replacing the wagon. There were just minor changes for the following model year, such as a new SX trim level. The LX trim became available on the Rio 5-Door for 2008. Bluetooth* and cruise control arrived for the 2010 model year. There was another major redesign for the 2012 Rio, more closely matching the models you will find as new today. Since then, Kia has continued to improve the Rio’s efficiency with stop-start technology, added available paddle shifters, and made other minor adjustments to increase safety, comfort, and style.

Experience the Best When You Visit Renaldo Kia

Drivers looking for a budget-friendly compact vehicle love the range of features the Kia Rio has available. For a wide selection of new and used Kias, visit Renaldo Kia in Shelby, NC. Our expert team can walk you through the different models and their features, helping you decide what suits your needs. We are happy to answer any of your questions and help you configure the car of your dreams.

Here at Renaldo Kia, you won’t have to worry about the hassle of finding a loan; our highly trained staff can assist you with financing right here at the dealership. We can also help you extend the life of your Kia with visits to our service center. Stop in today, and one of our professionals will help you get set up with a test drive.

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