2019 Kia Rio Specs, Release Dates, Prices

The 2019 Kia Rio enters its second model year as a carryover, having been completely redesigned for 2018. Kia award-winning subcompact continues to raise the bar and redefine the category by offering an even higher value proposition with an exciting combination of refinement, clever packaging, smart technology and fuel efficiency. In addition, the Rio 5-door does not disappoint when it comes to cargo room, offering 17.4 cubic feet of space. When the rear seats are folded down, that increases to a voluminous 32.8 cubic feet, with a low and flat cargo floor to accommodate luggage, small furniture or weekend gear. For 2019, Kia Rio 4-door model will offer in LX and S trim levels, while the the Rio 5-door available in S trim only.

POWERTRAIN

The 2019 Kia Rio is powered by a carryover but enhanced Gamma 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder engine with improved fuel efficiency (as described below), better responsiveness and low-speed driving dynamics. The main features of this unit are a high-pressure fuel system with direct injection, variable intake system, low-friction oil seals, and piston cooling-jets. The well-engineered powerplant also utilizes an aluminum valve cover and block for reduced weight, while incorporating cast iron linings meant for increased durability.

Power is channeled to the front wheels through either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Output is a spirited 130 horsepower and 119 pound-feet of torque for a more engaging driving experience. The engine enhancements help improve the 2019 Kia Rio fuel economy to 29 city/37 highway/32 combined. Besting the previous generation by 1 MPG city/1 MPG highway/2 MPG combined.

ENGINE

Type

1.6L Inline 4 cylinder, Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)

Displacement (cc)

1,591 cc

Bore x stroke (mm)

77 x 85.44

Compression ratio

11.0:1

Horsepower

130 hp @ 6,300 rpm

Torque

119 lb.-ft. @ 4,850 rpm

Block

Aluminum

Head

Aluminum

Injection system

Naturally Aspirated

Valve System

16 valve DOHC with Mechanical Lash Adjuster

Fuel System

Direct Fuel Injection

Rec. Fuel

Unleaded Gasoline (Regular 87 or higher)

Emission Control System

WCC + UCC

Cooling System

Liquid

Lubrication System

Gear Pump

Engine Oil Capacity (liters)

3.6 liters

Fuel tank capacity (gal.)

11.9 gallons

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Battery Type

12V Maintenance Free

Battery (AH)

60AH

Alternator

13.5V 130A

Starter

12V 0.9kW

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission Type

6-speed automatic transmission

Layout/drive

Front engine/FWD

PERFORMANCE

Max. Speed

115 mph

Zero to 60 mph

9.1 sec

Zero to 100 mph

26.4 sec

Standing ¼-mile

16.9 sec

EPA-est Fuel Economy (MPG)

28 city/37 highway/32 combined

 

DIMENSIONS (SEDAN/HATCHBACK) (in.)

Overall Length

172.6/160.0

Overall Width

67.9/67.9

Overall Height

57.1/57.1

Wheelbase

101.6/101.6

Max Cargo Capacity cu. ft.

13.7/38.8

Curb Weight

2,714 lbs. (Est.)

 

TRIM LEVELS AND PRICING

The 2019 Kia Rio is a subcompact car available as sedan and hatchback body style. The sedan offered in two trim levels: LX and S, while the hatchback is only sold in S trim. Last year top-of-the-line EX trim has been discontinued for 2019. The LX standard equipment include 15-inch steel wheels with wheel covers, power and heated exterior mirrors, air conditioning, full power accessories, a height-adjustable driver's seat, a rearview camera, a 5-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth, a USB port, and a four-speaker sound system with satellite radio.

The S trim adds remote keyless entry with a trunk opener, a 7-inch touchscreen display, a six-speaker stereo, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, an additional USB port, cruise control, a center console with a sliding armrest, and a 60/40-split folding rear seats with adjustable headrests.

The Technology package is available once the S trim offers LED headlights, forward collision warning and emergency braking, Kia's Uvo eServices communications, and an upgraded driver information display.

MSRP for all 2019 Kia Rio is as follow:

MODEL

MSRP

Rio LX

*$15,390.00

Rio S

*$16,190.00

Rio S Hatchback

*$16,490.00

Aurora Black Pearl Paint

$195.00

S Technology Package

$800.00

 ​​ ​​ ​​​​ ​​ *Exclude destination charge: $925.00

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