2013 Kia Rio  -  $18,700

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $18,700
Base Invoice: $17,870
Destination Charge: $800
Options: $0
Trim: 5dr HB Auto SX
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 31 | City: 28 | Hwy: 36
Body Style: 5dr HB Auto SX
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 1.6L DOHC GDI dual CVVT 16-valve I4 engine


Excellent gas mileage; innovative Idle Stop and Go; improved safety; smooth, refined engines and transmissions; maneuverability; comfortable interior; value for the money

Model News

Following a complete redesign for 2012, the Kia Rio has no significant changes for 2013.

Model Highlights

The 2013 Kia Rio comes in sedan or 5-door hatchback bodystyles and is offered in three different trim levels: LX, EX and SX. Regardless of the model, all Rios are powered by a 138-hp 1.6L 4-cylinder engine. LX models come with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, while the other two trims only get the automatic. Although the system makes little difference in the official EPA ratings, those who commute in stop-and-go conditions might notice an improvement of several miles per gallon.

The Rio's direct-injected engine is among the more efficient engines of its size, returning fuel economy ratings of 29 mpg city and 37 highway with the manual transmission. Also of note is the Rio's optional fuel-saving Idle Stop and Go Technology--Kia's version of an engine start/stop system that will automatically shut the engine off at stoplights and restart it right when accelerating away.

The Rio's lightweight structure uses more high-strength steel, while the suspension--MacPherson struts in front, with a stabilizer bar and a torsion-beam setup in back--is configured for a good combination of nimble around-town handling and good passenger comfort. SX models get a somewhat stiffer, sportier calibration.

Overall, there's no significant difference in passenger room between the Rio sedan and hatchback models. However, the sedan is about a foot longer, bringing an especially roomy trunk. But with their split-folding rear seatbacks, which free up a vast cargo hold when down, hatchback models are arguably a bit more versatile.

All 2013 Rio models come with six standard airbags, including front seat-mounted bags plus full-length side-curtain bags. Electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes are standard on the Rio, as is a Hill Start Assist Control system to avoid rolling back on uphill starts.

Rio LX models include steering-wheel audio controls, a trip computer, split-folding rear seatbacks and a driver's seat that's height-adjustable. EX models add a host of popular features including a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity with voice commands, power windows and upgraded trims. A Power Package is available on the LX, adding power windows and keyless entry, while a Convenience Package for the EX adds alloy wheels, and the UVO voice-activated, touch-screen infotainment system.

At the top of the model line, the Rio SX comes with power-folding outside mirrors, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, a rear camera system and Kia's UVO voice-activated infotainment system. Additionally, the SX is dressed up with metal pedals, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, an upgraded instrument cluster, LED front running lights and LED taillights. An SX Premium Package adds navigation with SiriusXM Traffic and rear camera display, which replaces the UVO system. Push-button start is also included, as are heated leather seating and a power sunroof.

Value Writeup

Good fuel economy and decent power are probably two of the central points that will ring relevant to those cross-shopping the Rio against any of the competition. In addition to being one of the lowest-priced cars in the U.S. market, the 2013 Rio is the first vehicle that's not either a hybrid or luxury model to feature fuel-saving engine start/stop technology, which momentarily shuts the engine off at stoplights. Kia notes that 85 percent of the Rio's materials are recyclable at the end of the vehicle's lifespan and that seat foams are 100-percent biodegradable.

The Rio's great design, inside and out, its strong body structure and enhanced safety, and its smooth direct-injection engine and 6-speed transmissions are all other very good reasons to consider the Rio in a crowded class that includes the Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Sonic, Mazda2, Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris among others.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

EPA Classification

Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
36 MPG

Cruising Range - City
319.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
28 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
31 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
410.40 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4


Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 4850

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Total Cooling System Capacity
6.3 qts

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
88.400 ft³

Front Head Room
40.000 in

Front Leg Room
43.800 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.100 in

Front Hip Room
52.100 in

Second Head Room
37.600 in

Second Leg Room
31.100 in

Second Shoulder Room
52.100 in

Second Hip Room
51.200 in

101.200 in

Length, Overall
159.300 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
67.700 in

Height, Overall
57.300 in

Track Width, Front
59.900 in

Track Width, Rear
60.000 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.500 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
12.300 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.100 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2483 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.870 in

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
17 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Steering Type
Electric Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.500 ft

Brake Type

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.000 x 0.900 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.300 x 0.400 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
11.400 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Note
24-hour roadside assistance

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Due to the intrusion of the left rear door during the side impact test, the interior door panel struck the torso of the rear passenger dummy, causing a high lower spine acceleration. High lower spine accelerations, in excess of 82 g's, indicate a higher likelihood of thoracic injury. Note: Although not included in the star rating, the rear passenger's thoracic rib deflection was elevated.

1.6L DOHC GDI dual CVVT 16-valve I4 engine -inc: variable intake system (VIS), aluminum block & head, full-size engine cover

Active ECO system

6-speed automatic transmission -inc: paddle shifters, auto shift lock, ignition key interlock, H-matic

Front wheel drive

54 amp-hour battery w/battery saver

Smart alternator w/alternator management system (AMS)

MacPherson strut front suspension w/stabilizer bar

Coupled torsion beam axle rear suspension

Monotube gas shock absorbers w/coil springs

Sport tuned suspension

Electric pwr steering

Front vented/solid rear disc brakes

Dual exhaust tips

Tire mobility kit

17" x 6.5" alloy wheels

P205/45R17 low rolling resistance radial tires

Body-color bumpers w/lip

Rear spoiler

Locking fuel filler door

Tailgate trim

Black grille w/chrome surround

Projection headlights w/auto-on/off & escort lighting -inc: black trim bezels

Projection fog lamps

LED side positioning lamps & taillights

UV-reducing solar glass

Body-color heated pwr folding mirrors w/integrated turn signals

Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/mist function

Rear window wiper w/washer

Body-color door handles

Hood insulation

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (4) speakers, tweeter speakers, auxiliary input jack, USB port, micro roof antenna

UVO infotainment system

SIRIUS satellite radio

Bluetooth connectivity

Front bucket seats -inc: slide/recline, adjustable headrests, 6-way driver seat adjustment w/height adjust

60/40 split-folding rear bench seat -inc: adjustable outboard headrests

Knit cloth seat trim

Front center console armrest -inc: (2) cup holders, storage bin

Metal pedals

Metal-grain trim -inc: center fascia, steering wheel spokes, A/C switch knob, indicator panel, park brake button, vent surround

4-spoke leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/Bluetooth, audio & cruise controls

Instrumentation -inc: Supervision cluster, dot matrix trip computer, LCD odometer & trip meter, tachometer, external temp display, trip distance, distance to empty, average mpg, instant mpg, digital clock, front wheel reverse direction display

Indicators -inc: door ajar, tailgate open, fuel cap open, belt reminder, over speed

Pwr windows -inc: driver safety lock & 1-touch auto-up/down

Pwr door locks -inc: remote keyless entry, ignition key reminder, emergency door unlock, 2-turn entry, tailgate pwr lock/unlock, folding key w/panic button

Cruise control

Manual air conditioning -inc: rear heat ducts, 4-speed heater fan

Rear window defroster w/timer

Glove box w/illumination

Soft touch dash

(2) 12V front pwr outlets

Artificial leather door trim

Front padded door armrests

Front/rear door map pockets w/bottle holders

Dual extendable visors w/covered illuminated vanity mirrors -inc: dual LED map lights

(3) assist grips -inc: front passenger, dual rear, coat hook

Dome lamp w/delay-out

Cargo area lamp

Leather-wrapped shift knob

Front seatback pockets

Luggage hook

Cargo cover

Under-floor cargo tray

Cargo net

Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)

Electronic stability control (ESC)

Hill assist control (HAC)

Vehicle stability management (VSM)

2.5-MPH bumpers

Side-impact door beams

Front/rear crumple zones

Driver & front passenger advanced airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor

Front seat-mounted side airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags

Rear camera display

3-point seat belts for all seating positions -inc: front height adjustment, front pretensioners, front load limiters, rear emergency locking retractors (ELR)

Rear lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Rear child safety door locks

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

















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