With their charming size and ability to fit into the tightest parking spaces in town, subcompact Kia cars appeal to many drivers. Environmentally conscious drivers from the Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, and Harrisburg areas may appreciate how they're typically more fuel-efficient than SUVs. If you're thinking of buying a smaller Kia vehicle, consider the Kia Rio. Read our 2020 Kia Rio review below with comprehensive information about its specifications and performance, then decide if it's the right Kia automobile for you.

2020 Kia Rio Performance

For the 2020 model, Kia decided to fine-tune the Rio's performance. The automaker swapped out the old 6-speed automatic transmission with a new CVT transmission and replaced the 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that produced 130 horsepower with a similar engine that nets 120 horsepower. The slight decrease in power actually gives it much better fuel economy with an EPA-estimated 33 city/41 highway MPG-both excellent numbers for its class.*

The Kia Rio comes in front-wheel drive and provides an overall smooth drive, as the improved chassis and firm suspension absorb most road imperfections with ease. The combination of precise steering and quiet cabin makes the car feel composed even when it accelerates to highway speeds.

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Interior and Cargo Space

The Kia can seat up to five people and offers ample legroom for both rows-even for adults in the back seat. The comfortable cloth-upholstered seats and attractive interior style enhance the ride for passengers.

The Rio comes in two variations: the sedan and the hatchback. With the sedan, the trunk gives you 13.7 cubic feet of space, which is sufficient for groceries or a few pieces of luggage. The Rio S trim allows you to fold the back seats in a 60/40 formation, so you can load wide items in the back. The hatchback provides 17.4 cubic feet behind the rear seats and a maximum of 32.8 cubic feet with the back seats folded down. 

Technology and Safety Features

With the 2020 model, the infotainment system now features a bigger standard 7-inch touch screen to replace the previous 5-inch screen. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility are also now standard. You can easily sync your mobile devices with the USB ports, communicate via Bluetooth®, and listen to your favorite music on the 6-speaker audio system and SiriusXM® radio.

The Rio offers impressive safety features designed to protect both the car and its passengers. The available features include a Rear View Monitor with Parking Guidance and Forward Collision Warning that automatically applies the brakes to slowly stop the vehicle if it detects a potential collision ahead. The Tire-Pressure Monitoring System sends an alert on the LCD display when it detects your tire pressure is too low.

See the Kia Rio at Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg

With its solid performance and innovative technology features, the Rio is the smart choice for your subcompact Kia purchase. If you live in Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, or Harrisburg, you can stop by Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg and view our inventory of Kia vehicles. Test drive the 2020 Kia Rio today for a stellar driving experience.


*  EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle's condition.

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Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg

6302 Carlisle Pike
Directions Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

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