Review of 2018-2019 Kia Rio sedan



The main hero of our today’s review is an international origin.
Although 2018-2019 Kia headquarters is located in Seoul, Rio sedan developed in Europe and assembled in Russia.
Outside the car, and in general it modern design of all models of the South Korean automaker, owned by Peter Schreier pencil.
The vehicle exterior emphasis on prestige and sporty, but without the extra “kinks”.
Still, in the first place, it is a city car for daily use.
In general, the design of 2018-2019 Kia Rio is very attractive, it is quite discreet, sporty enough and sufficiently conspicuous.
Just what you need to drive in the city.




Those accents and moved in the machine shop.
In general, the harmony of the interior in terms of the practical owner of perhaps the exterior of the car is more important, since their own cars, we often see it inside.
Speaking of finish, it should be noted that plastic might be a little more expensive and a little more softly, though his figure resembles skin.
Nevertheless, taking into account the cost of the car, so that we consider a car is the budget segment, trim the skin around the upper part of the dashboard instrument panel is perceived as a bonus.
The very instrument panel in the 2018-2019 Kia Rio has turned out successful, it is both decorative and informative, easy to read and does not hurt the eyes contrasting colors.



Note quite decent test equipment sedan.
Options include automatic climate control, trip computer, a full set of electric windows, heated door mirrors, fog lamps, an additional 12-volt socket in the center console, radio with USB -Entrance, Bluetooth and control on the steering wheel, as well as a number of other options .
Here are two options – keyless access to the interior along with keyless start engine and an electric heating zone “janitors” – to evaluate the really will be possible only in the winter.



If we are talking about the winter, it is not superfluous to recall that in the 2018-2019 Kia Rio high-capacity battery is installed, which allows the engine starting even in extreme cold.
Visibility in the car at a good level, except that the mirrors could be made a bit wider, especially considering driving in urban conditions.
But this is a whim, because the interior designers have tried to take into account all the details and have done so quite successfully.
And indeed, in the latest generation of 2018-2019 Kia vehicles clearly visible, as the South Korean automaker learned to pay attention to even the most minor detail.



The proportions of the Rio sedan interior developed taking into account the anthropometric parameters of Europeans.
Inside, spacious enough, and this is not surprising – the length of the wheelbase 257 centimeters, which is a pretty good indicator not only for vehicles B-class, but also for the C-Class cars.
In addition, the driver board the sedan is quite vertical, close to the one that we used to take a peculiar crossovers and minivans.
As for the suspension 2018-2019 Kia Rio, the front mounted “McPherson”, and behind – semidependent.
It is clear that such a design on a very active steering is not designed, its trump card – a comfortable ride.



Suspension is able to provide comfortable movement on the roads, which consist of the pits and humps, and this, as we know, most of the normal state of our roads.
In sharp turns at 50 kilometers per hour speed sedan trajectory holds, but that limit is near, the wheels look like a loud squeal.
And these signals wheel well heard with an eye on the familiar interior 2018-2019 Kia Rio silence.
Noise is an absolute trump card of the car.
In this segment to meet the target for something more worthy virtually impossible.
At low and moderate engine speeds the engine runs so quietly that standing in front of a traffic light, hear the noise of his engine, and the next car.



It is time to talk about engines.
Two of them – a petrol units in volume of 1,4 and 1,6 liters.
Accordingly, at 107 and 123 horsepower.
Transmissions are also two – 5 -speed manual and 4 -speed automatic.
It is clear that the best dynamics – 10.3 seconds from zero to 100 kilometers per hour – will provide the combination of a 1.6-liter engine and manual transmission.
But if you’re willing to sacrifice a bit of dynamism and efficiency in return for greater comfort, you should choose an automatic box.
Such tandem – 123 -strong engine with korobkoy- “automatic” was installed on the test car.



Motor quite frisky and the sedan it is enough, but the automatic transmission is designed, rather, on the tranquil than active driving.
Actually, it is the transmission and determines the character of the car.
Choosing a simple and intuitive, you want to drive aggressively – choose “mechanics”, the desired comfort – choose “automatic”.
In an attempt to ‘give’ gases’ and very quickly accelerate automatic hardly reacts, but the engine meets disgruntled roar.
But if you do not continually try to “prick» 2018-2019 Kia Rio, the box will behave quite adequately.
At the same time more and fuel consumption drops significantly.
The difference in fuel consumption at a calm and aggressive driving is quite substantial.
In the first case we are talking about an average of 6.5 – 8 -th liters per 100 kilometers, while in the second case, 11 – 12 liters is not the limit.













Of course, equipped with “automatic” B-Class sedan is focused primarily on urban residents, but that does not mean that the 2018-2019 Kia Rio is designed to ride exclusively on asphalt.
Increased to 160 millimeters of ground clearance ti and plastic splash guard is useful to those owners of 2018-2019 Kia Rio, which from time to time have to overcome the country roads.
In addition, truckers, for example, will appreciate the trunk.
It is spacious (500 liters), and its aperture wide enough.
In general, we can say with confidence that this model with automatic transmission is a car that is best suited to the practical family man who appreciates comfort.
Recall that in the domestic market a 2018-2019 Kia Rio in four versions of equipment and the cost starts at 499,900 rubles.