2014 Kia Rio SX Sedan in White color
Looking at today’s market it is quite obvious why we like the 2014 Kia Rio. It is in front of the competitors and those competitors include models like Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent, Honda Fir and similar. We are sure that some drivers will not agree but read on to see what Kia Rio has to offer.
A subcompact/supermini 2014 Kia Rio Hatchback model in blue color
The third-generation Kia Rio (2014) was launched in January 2013 and is available in three trim levels (LX, EX and SX) with hatchback and sedan. On all models, the 2014 Kia Rio is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and an optional six-speed manual/automatic transmission.
|Overview: Kia Rio (2014) Technical Specifications
|Body styles:||4-door Sedan, 4 and 5 Door hatchback|
|Class||Subcompact/ supermini car|
|Torque||123 ft-lbs. @ 4850 rpm|
|Horsepower||138 hp @ 6300 rpm|
|Transmission||>Manual||6-speed for LX models|
|>Automatic||6-speed for EX and SX models|
|Fue Economy:||MPG:||27 in City/37 on Highway/31 (combined)|
|Range (Miles):||307.8 in City/421.8 on highway|
|Tank Capacity:||43.12 liter (11.4 gallons)|
|No. of seats:||Five|
|Prices (MSRP):||Base= $13,900||Kia Rio LX 4-door sedan (base model)|
|maximum= $18,090||Kia Rio SX 4-door hatchback (6-speed auto)|
2014 Kia Rio Exterior:The list of the features that we like with this model is pretty long and there are only a few complaints but we need to say that the most interesting segment of this car is its exterior. With the five-door hatchback model, that is even better looking than the sedan, we have recognizable and modern Kia grille while the bubbly shape is quite attractive and offers a decent amount of interior space. Compared to the sedan version we will always pick this one.
2014 Kia Rio Interior: On the interior, we can also notice some significant improvements over the previously delivered Kia models. Rio now offers modern and hi-tech features which we rarely meet in the entry-level vehicles. This did not stop designer to flawlessly incorporate large LCD display into the center console while the materials and finish offer a soft touch and quality feel. As a reminder of the older models and what we had long before significantly improved tech in cars, we have quite nice toggle switches for climate controls.
photo credit: Edmunds.com- 2014 Kia Rio LX Sedan Interior- dashboard
Front seats offer good support and are comfortable even on longer trips where you will not feel almost any problems when driving. Cargo area is enough for basic needs but for longer vacations, you might need something more. ( Also check out the table below to learn more about the 2014 Kia Rio interior features.)
photo credit: Edmunds.com- 2014 Kia Rio EX Sedan Exterior Photo
photo credit: edmunds.com - 2014 Kia Rio LX Sedan Engine
You might get better handling from competitors but still, you can expect a lot from Rio. One of the things that we don't like with most new vehicles is the electric steering, which offers almost no feedback, so you are not that sure what is happening on the road, the same thing happens with this model "2014 Kia Rio".
photo credit: Edmunds.com- 2014 Kia Rio SX Hatchback
|Photo credit:cars.usnews.com - Kia Rio 4-door LX Sedan Exterior|
2014 Kia Rio Prices: (Kia Rio Sedan and Hatchback Pricing):There were no significant changes in prices, since the characteristics of the 2014 Kia Rio are almost identical to the models of the previous year. The base version (4-door Sedan with Manual transmission -2014 Kia Rio LX) was sold for $ 14,350 (MSRP=$13,900) and the five-door hatchback and sedan cost just a few hundred dollars (MSRP: $18,090), but the sale price has not yet been confirmed. ( For a more detailed price comparison, see the table below).
|4-door Sedan LX||1.6L 4-cylinder||Manual||$13,900|
|5-door Hatchback LX||1.6L 4-cylinder||Manual||$14,000|
|4-door Sedan LX||1.6L 4-cylinder||Automatic||$15,000|
|5-door Hatchback LX||1.6L 4-cylinder||Automatic||$15,090|
|4-door Sedan EX||1.6L 4-cylinder||Automatic||$16,800|
|5-door Hatchback EX||1.6L 4-cylinder||Automatic||$17,000|
|4-door Sedan SX||1.6L 4-cylinder||Automatic||$17,900|
|5-door Hatchback SX||1.6L 4-cylinder||Automatic||$18,090|
|*Fuel Economy (MPG): Standard, for all the rims, is 27 City / 37 Highway|
2014 Kia Rio SX-Top of the line model:
Photo credit: edmunds.com 2014 Kia Rio SX 4-door Hatchback
Kia Rio key pros and Cons:
- Equipped with more stylish interior and exterior design
- Extensive standard and advanced features
- For the upper strips "EX and SX" used quality interior materials
- Has been offered with a long warranty.
- Has the ability to generate strong acceleration
- It gives an emotional / comfortable feeling more than it is.
- Base models Lack of competitors/manageability
- It has a bit noisy interior.
Remember: In 2012 and 2015, the Kia Rio (also called the K2) was the world's best-selling model for the Kia brand.
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