What Does a Used Kia Rio Offer?

By Mike Richards Posted: 11/13/2017

Over the past decade or so, the Kia Rio has started to come into its own a bit more, and it has developed a good reputation. This is a lightweight subcompact car that is easy to drive and that offers some nice features. It is often possible to find used 2015 Kia Rios on the market if you have been searching for used cars for sale. They have plenty of features that help to make them a good option for many people.

The 2015 Kia Rio

The vehicle comes in three different trims- LX, EX, and SX. Some of the features on the high-end LX model include a power sunroof and 17” alloy wheels. While it is a subcompact, the vehicle can provide more power than you might have thought. It has a 1.6-liter engine with 138hp and 123lb-ft of torque. The two reasons it is capable of this are the dual continuously variable timing and the gasoline direct injection.

Thanks to the size, you will find that the fuel economy of the vehicle is very impressive, as well. While in the city, it is possible to get 28mpg, and this goes up to 38mpg on the highway. The Kia Rio’s energy distribution is monitored via the Active Eco System. The tank has the capability to provide trips for up to 400 miles before needing a refill. Of course, with used cars, you can expect that the fuel economy might not be quite this high, but it should still be very impressive.

The 2015 Kia Rio has a six-speed automatic transmission, along with overdrive features that can be used with cruise control and help with acceleration. In addition to the automatic transmission, there is an option for a manual transmission, which is also six-speed. The front-wheel-drive vehicle also offers electric power steering, which helps greatly with the handling. The SX model has a sport-tuned suspension, which can make the handling and overall experience of driving the car even better.

The mirrors on the doors have turn signals integrated into them, and they have heating elements, which can help to keep the mirrors clear in the event of ice or fog. The mirrors can also fold, via a power folding system.

The interior, even with the base model, is quite nice in the Kia Rio. They have quality cloth upholstery in the LX and EX models, while the SX trim offers leather seats and a steering wheel wrapped in leather. The cabin of the Kia Rio is very attractive and comfortable, which is something not often found with subcompact cars.

Of course, many buyers are also curious about the technology that is built into the vehicle. They have a quality navigation system that is easy to use. The vehicle also supports Bluetooth, with audio controls integrated into the steering wheel. The Kia Rio also has a pushbutton ignition system. Another nice feature is the fact that the infotainment system in the vehicle can sync with smartphones.

Safety is likely to be a concern as well. Again the 2015 Kia Rio comes through here. It has vehicle stability management, electronic stability control, tire pressure monitoring, hill start assist, and a rearview camera that can help when backing up.