2015 Kia Rio

2015 Kia Rio

4dr Sdn Man LX

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
4dr Sdn Auto EXGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 27
Hwy: 27
$16,940.00
4dr Sdn Auto LXGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 27
Hwy: 27
$15,140.00
4dr Sdn Auto SXGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 27
Hwy: 27
$18,040.00
4dr Sdn Man LXGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 27
Hwy: 27
$13,900.00
5dr HB Auto EXGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 27
Hwy: 27
$17,140.00
5dr HB Auto LXGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 27
Hwy: 27
$15,240.00
5dr HB Auto SXGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 27
Hwy: 27
$18,240.00
5dr HB Man LXGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 27
Hwy: 27
$13,990.00

4-door Compact Passenger Car
Front Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $13,990.00
Invoice: $13,732.00
Hwy MPG: N/A mpg
City MPG: N/A mpg

Pros

Excellent gas mileage; smooth, refined engines and transmissions; maneuverability; comfortable interior; excellent value for the money

Model Highlights

The 2015 Kia Rio comes in sedan or 5-door hatchback body styles 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.

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 -- that automatically shuts the engine off at stoplights and restart it when the brake is released.

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. The hatchback's split-folding rear seatback frees up a vast cargo hold when down, making it arguably more versatile.

All 2015 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.

Model News

The Kia Rio is largely unchanged for 2015.

Value Writeup

Good fuel economy and decent power are two of the main 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 2015 Rio is unique for being one of the few non-hybrid cars in its class 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.

Pricing

To get up to date 2015 Kia Rio values, we highly recommend you evaluate and compare the Retail, Private Party, and/or Trade-In Values from the following reputable market pricing providers:

Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Bright Silver

Manufacturers Code: (3D)

  • Black
 

Signal Red

Manufacturers Code: (BEG)

  • Beige
 

Clear White

Manufacturers Code: (UD)

  • Beige
  • Black
 

Aurora Black

Manufacturers Code: (ABP)

  • Beige

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yearN/A
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationCompact Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)3.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.04
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.04
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.89
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.77
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.70
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.83
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - HwyN/A
Cruising Range - CityN/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - CityN/A
Fuel Economy Est-CombinedN/A
Cruising Range - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine
Engine TypeRegular Unleaded I-4
Displacement1.6 L/97
Fuel SystemGasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM138 @ 6300
SAE Net Torque @ RPM123 @ 4850
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)90
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume88.4 ft³
Front Head Room40 in
Front Leg Room43.8 in
Front Shoulder Room53.1 in
Front Hip Room52.1 in
Second Head Room37.6 in
Second Leg Room31.1 in
Second Shoulder Room52.1 in
Second Hip Room51.2 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase101.2 in
Length, Overall171.9 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors67.7 in
Height, Overall57.3 in
Track Width, Front59.9 in
Track Width, Rear60 in
Min Ground Clearance5.5 in
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume13.7 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight2410 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontStrut
Suspension Type - RearTorsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Tires
Front Tire SizeP185/65TR15
Rear Tire SizeP185/65TR15
Wheels
Front Wheel Size15 X 5.5 in
Rear Wheel Size15 X 5.5 in
Front Wheel MaterialSteel
Rear Wheel MaterialSteel
Steering
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb33.5 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake Type4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness10.1 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness10.3 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx11.4 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
10 Years/100,000 Miles

Corrosion:
5 Years/100,000 Miles

Roadside Assistance:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * *

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. 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. Although not included in the star rating, the rear passenger's thoracic rib deflection was elevated.


Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 11.6%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

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.

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.


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