- the 2021 kia rio has revised styling and newly available features.
- the sedan model starts at $17,015 and the hatchback starts at $17,955.
- it's on sale at u.s. dealerships now.
an updated version of the kia rio subcompact has arrived in the u.s. with a slightly freshened look and new features. it starts $200 higher than before, at $17,015, and is still available in sedan and hatchback body styles. it's one of the cheapest cars on the market, and even comes in under $20,000 fully loaded.
the front and rear bumpers are reshaped, and new 15-inch wheels and led headlights are available as options. inside, there's a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen standard across the board that now offers wireless apple carplay and android auto capabilities. kia hasn't released photos of the u.s. model's interior yet, but the europe-spec car gives a good indication of what it'll look like.
the sedan comes in lx and s ($17,655) trim levels, while the hatchback comes in s trim ($17,955) only. an $1800 tech package is now available for the s that includes automatic climate control, proximity-key entry, a few driver-assistance features, and the aforementioned led headlights and 15-inch wheels. all rios come standard with a 1.6-liter inline-four with 120 horsepower and a continuously variable automatic transmission. it's rated at 36 mpg combined by the epa.
the 2021 kia rio is already arriving at dealerships now.