If you need an agile hatchback in which to navigate the streets of Boulder or Denver, the 2016 Kia Rio 5-door is one of your best bets. It manages to balance comfort, performance, and economy, all while offering plenty of interior space and a wide range of available features.
The 2016 Kia Rio showcases a restyled grille and taillights, plus additional sound insulation and improved interior materials for a more enjoyable drive. The all-new Designer package has been added to provide two-tone upholstery and gray accent stitching, and Eco package models now come with a UVO infotainment system.
Trim Levels and Price
The 2016 Kia Rio 5-door offers three trim levels of choice for Boulder and Denver drivers.
LX: Starting at $15,495, the LX proves that even entry-level models can offer premium equipment. You’ll find heated power mirrors, a four-speaker stereo with a CD player and satellite radio, trip computer, air conditioning, and 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks.
EX: Starting at $17,905, the EX makes several upgrades to your drive. Cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a six-speaker audio system, and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity all come as standard.
SX: Starting at $20,905, the SX is top of the line, with a rearview camera, a UVO infotainment system, sunroof, keyless ignition and entry system, heated front seats, and a navigation system all fitted as standard.
Powertrains and MPG
The 2016 Kia Rio 5-doors’s sleek lines hint at a fun and engaging drive, and that’s exactly what you’ll receive thanks to the 1.6L four-cylinder engine. It puts up to 138 horsepower and 123 lb-ft of torque at your disposal, ensuring that acceleration remains responsive and your ride remains tight and controlled.
All models feature a cutting-edge six-speed automatic system with Sportmatic®. You’ll earn up to a generous 27 mpg in the city and 37 on the highway. Of course, drivers can always take advantage of the Eco package; it employs automatic stop-start technology to reach up to 28 in the city and 37 on the highway.
Features and Design
The Rio 5-door fits a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel in EX and SX trims, so even six-footers will feel comfortable during longer journeys. In fact, the generous dimensions of the Rio mean that you’ll enjoy up to 15.0 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats occupied; flip the rear seats down to enjoy up to a competitive 49.8 cubic feet.
Those aren’t the kind of dimensions you’d expect from a compact sedan, and they’re accompanied by a fitting blend of upscale features, including:
Rear-Camera Display: Set the Rio into reverse to see a live-feed of the area behind you thanks to the available rear-camera display system.
7-Inch Color Touchscreen Display: This is one of the largest touchscreens in the segment, and allows drivers to take full advantage of available navigation, HD radio, and SiriusXM Traffic.
Auto Light Control: Perfect for the modern commuter or long-distance driver, these headlights will automatically turn off or on depending on the level of sunlight outside.
The 2016 Kia Rio offers peace of mind as standard. Boulder and Denver drivers will rest easy knowing that their vehicle received a top rating of ‘Good’ in the moderate overlap, frontal crash, roof strength, and head and seat protection tests conducted by the IIHS.
They’ll also receive a whole host of safety features as standard, including:
Four-Wheel Antilock Disc Brakes
Hill Start Assist
Full-Length Side Curtain Airbags.
The 2016 Kia Rio 5-door has already proven a winner among Colorado drivers, and it’s also enjoyed glowing reviews throughout the automotive industry.
“If your limited budget has you thinking you’re going to have to settle for manual mirrors, an AM radio and a car so bland you’ll want to drive it only at night, Kia’s 2016 Rio and Rio 5-door are going to come as a welcome surprise.” – Kelley Blue Book
“The 2016 Kia Rio offers crisp, stylish European design; a cleanly styled, feature-packed interior; and an agreeable, fuel-efficient engine.” – The Car Connection
“The Rio scores well in the areas of space and comfort. Even tall drivers will be comfortable behind the tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel of Rio EX and SX trims, while the backseat offers generous passenger space for the segment.” – Edmunds.com
The 2016 Kia Rio 5-Door is One of the Best Hatchbacks on the Market
If you’d like to hear more about the fantastic 2016 Kia Rio hatchback, just come down to the showroom at Fisher Honda Kia. Our sales team will be happy to answer all of your questions and can even arrange a test drive to let you experience the vehicle for yourself. We look forward to putting our Boulder and Denver customers behind this highly-praised compact!