Quality budget car – the new 2018-2019 Kia Rio

New 2018-2019 Kia Rio 3-th generation is the Korean auto manufacturer, 2018-2019 Kia in the low-end segment of the European class B. The world premiere of the model took place in March at the Geneva Motor Show the podium. In Russia, sales of 2018-2019 Kia Rio four-door sedan with a body started October 1, to the present excessive demand, only the first month of pre-sales 2018-2019 Kia Rio authorized dealers have collected more than 11,000 orders for the new product. On March 1, in Russian showrooms buyers were able to order 2018-2019 Kia Rio hatchback with five-door body.
Assembling the sedan and hatchback Rio administered concomitantly with soplatformennoy model Hyundai Solaris at Hyundai plant in St. Petersburg.
The review will consider in detail the design of the car, find out the dimensions, pick up the color of enamel and tires with discs estimate passenger and freight capacity of the cabin, the driver’s seat ergonomics, quality of materials and assembly of interior, Assembly level and their content. We will understand the technical characteristics of the 2018-2019 Kia Rio model year, arrange a test drive, and certainly will voice prices for Russian buyers 2018-2019 Kia Rio year. Our assistants have traditionally become a video and photo materials, as well as information gleaned from the reviews and comments of owners of car journalists.


Budget Rio looks solid and presentable. Exterior design compact car settled in the company’s key Korean manufacturer created chief designer of 2018-2019 Kia’s – Peter Schreier. On the front of the 2018-2019 Kia Rio – neat grille, large headlights, the original front bumper with additional air intake slot, bright and stylish, aerodynamic skirt protivotumanok boomerangs.

The plane bonnet decorated with two charismatic ribs prescribed side of the surface and pour into the front roof pillars. Car Overview side allows you to fully enjoy the harmonious lines and hollows vyshtampovki sides of the body, subtly and carefully enlarged wheel arches and perfectly proportioned.


In our opinion, the sedan looks more and more noble than the hatchback thanks to the monumental rear. Kio Rio hatchback with compact sports stern looks and temperament.


Regardless of the type of body rear part of the car is decorated with large and beautiful “chandeliers” overall lighting and serious size bumper.


  • Positive perception of the exterior of the 2018-2019 Kia Rio helping bright colors of enamel paint finishes offered for: crystal white, silver gloss, carbon gray, beige, stone, blue, sapphire blue, emerald green, garnet red and black ghost.
  • Korean compact car is equipped with: tires 185/65 R15 and 195/55 R16, steel or aluminum alloy 15 inch and 16 inch wheels.
  • External dimensions of body sedan 2018-2019 Kia Rio (2018-2019 Kia Rio hatchback) are: 4370 mm (4120 mm) in length, 1700 mm wide, 1470 mm high, 2570 mm wheelbase, 160 mm ground clearance.

For Russia, the Korean car as additional equipment to get plastic protection crankcase, a more powerful battery, 4-liter ex washer tank, an additional anti-corrosion treatment of the bottom, front and rear mudguards. The very same body is made of durable and high-strength steel (59.5%).

To state the third-generation Rio offered to motorists in four trim levels, ranging from the basic version of Comfort (for cars with 1.4-liter engine), Luxe, Prestige and ending with the maximum Premium. Just want to say that the finishing materials, of course, cheap, mostly hard plastic and fabric. The expensive trim – trim the dashboard visor artificial leather, steering wheel rim and handles transmission leather. Despite budgetary materials, interior 2018-2019 Kia Rio assembled very carefully, the gaps between the interior elements of the minimum, the move does not emit squeaks finish.

Sit down on the driver’s seat, we estimate the convenience of location and ergonomics. Armchair to the best convenient and comfortable with a large range of longitudinal adjustment (240 mm) and a lifter, but not a sufficient lateral support and long-term stay at the wheel spin tires – not enough lumbar support. Grip steering wheel is regulated only in height, as a bonus tides in place proper grip. Devices in three deep wells (in the expensive versions Supervision instrument panel), in the central display of the onboard computer – strictly, beautiful, readable and informative.
The front panel is a massive form with original boxes ducts. The center console is a classic places on its surface an audio system (Radio, CD with MP3, AUX and USB), but unfortunately only starting with a complete set of Luxe, but the air conditioning is already in the initial version Comfort. For complete sets Prestige and Premium provides climate control. Buttons, switches, vernier work with verified effort. Can not do in the workplace of the driver and without the inconveniences: lack of adjustment of the steering column in depth, awkward arm, highlighting only one driver’s power window buttons, the transmission control handle is not correct (it would move closer to the console), and of course the lack of space on the interior width.
Let’s see what’s in the rear seats.

The back row is able to accept three of them, but it is better to stay together. The pillow is shaped by two seats, and the width is not particularly clear up in the rear. Sitting behind the knees do not abut in the backs of the front seats, feet comfortably placed under the seats, on the floor of the tunnel minimum height, there are air ducts. Overall a very comfortable and cozy rear of the compact 2018-2019 Kia Rio.
The volume of the trunk of a sedan in the stowed state of Rio 500 liters by folding the rear seat backrest can be the volume of the cargo bay to significantly increase.

Trunk Rio hatchback with passengers on the rear seats are somewhat more modest – 389 liters, but omitting separate back row get back cargo area with a useful volume of 1045 liters. Cover the trunk of a sedan and the fifth door hatchback with more sound and noise insulation, close the trunk comfortable, from the inside of the handle is provided.
Basic Comfort 2018-2019 Kia Rio are equipped with a very modest: air conditioning, audio training, front electric windows, trip computer, power mirrors heated, a pair of front airbags, ABS, central locking. With increasing equipment levels will be heated front seats and rest areas wipers, multifunction steering wheel, heated rim, side curtains and airbags, stability control, keyless entry Smart Key, climate control, radio (sufficiently advanced music), rear parking sensors, and other trivia.

Specifications 2018-2019 Kia Rio years: the machine is built on a front-wheel drive platform serves as a base not only for Hyundai Solaris, but also popular in Europe, the Hyundai the i20 . The front suspension is not dependent on MacPherson struts mounted on the H-shaped stretcher, rear torsion beam with semi-dependent. Immediately it should be noted that the rear shock absorbers are installed correctly tight, not allowing the stern “walk” at high speed (the first Solaris suffered such a disadvantage).
Two petrol engines provided:

  • 1.4-liter (107 hp) with 5 speed manual (or automatic transmission Automatic transmission 4) slowly accelerates weight 1115kg (1140 kg) to the first hundred in 11.5 (13.5) seconds and allows you to dial 190 (175) mph.

Average fuel consumption of the passport with the 2018-2019 Kia Rio 1.4 5.9 (6.4) liters per hundred. Feedback from owners in real operating conditions fuel consumption in the combined cycle is 8.7 liters. When driving on the highway at a constant speed of 90-110 mph can achieve minimum fuel consumption at 5-5.5 liters.

  • 1.6-liter (123 hp) mated to a 5 speed manual (automatic transmission 4) is the best car. The dynamics of up to 100 mph in 10.3 (11.2) seconds, maximum speed – 190 (180) mph.

The manufacturer claims the fuel consumption on the combined cycle – 6 (6.5) liters, in the real world is 9-10 liters. The engine with the recoil force 123 enables literally “light” on the budget car, causing emotions owners of more expensive machines.

Test Drive 2018-2019 Kia Rio: car happy and accuracy of a mechanical transmission, adequate machine work, informative brakes and suspension comfort, the ability to digest all the nuances of Russian roads. Add to this powerful and yet fuel-efficient engines, high-quality interior, presentable appearance, perhaps the best sound and sound insulation cabin in the class ( the Volkswagen the Polo Saloon does not count). Several spoils the overall positive impression of the Korean car steering with hydraulic booster (devoid of sharpness and high information content), but for the average owner peresevshego behind the wheel of the new 2018-2019 Kia Rio with seasoned Zhiguli or foreign cars 15-20 years the car will be just right and logical choice, and nuances handling … it’s not a sports car.
As the saying goes: a good car is a new car.

How much: sales of new 2018-2019 Kia Rio at Russia’s official dealers will start to price in 489 900 rubles for a sedan 1,4 Comfort 5MT. Buy Motor Show 2018-2019 Kia Rio sedan in picking 1,6 Premium 4AT possible for the cost of 669 900 rubles. Hatchback 2018-2019 Kia Rio is not dependent on the version is estimated at 10,000 rubles more expensive sedan, from 499,900 rubles to 679,900 rubles. If you need spare parts, repair, tuning or just accessories – all of this to buy the 2018-2019 Kia Rio is not a problem, and to save on the price (especially on such trifles as rugs, blankets, radio) can be ordered in the desired online store. Traditional recommendations for tehoobsluzhivaniya – from an authorized dealer, in a certified center that will keep the warranty. However, the car is quite high quality can be maintained and good friends privateers.