Kia 5-door Hatchback at Metro Kia near Atlanta, GA
The Rio 5-door sedan (hatchback) and standard sedan are Kia's smallest and least-expensive vehicles. Yet like every new car from the Kia , the 2015 Rio packs style, features and value. This 5-passenger subcompact boasts fuel economy up to 37 mpg, which makes it attractive to everyone. Equally impressive is that the Rio includes a powertrain warranty good for 10 years/100,000 miles. The Rio remains an impressive entry among competing subcompacts.
Powering the Kia 5-door Hatchback
The 2015 Kia Rio Hatchback is powered by a 138-horsepower 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine. Base models come with a 6-speed manual transmission, while the two higher trims are fitted with the more popular 6-speed automatic. The 2015 Kia Rio Hatchback is front-wheel drive and runs on regular unleaded gasoline. At 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway, the fuel economy is reat. EX models can be had with the Idle Stop & Go feature that cuts the engine at stoplights.
The 2015 5-door Hatchback's Design
The 2015 Kia Rio 5-door hatchback is the smaller than the 4 door version at over a foot shorter (wheelbase remains the same at 101.2 inches). Wheels range from 15 to 17 inches, and top-line SX models feature dual exhaust outlets and power-folding side mirrors that tuck into the car when it's parked and locked.
The Rio's 5-passenger cabin is rather impressive, especially on upper trim levels. Features include a slick 7-inch touch-screen command system, leather trim and a power sunroof. Every Rio has a 60/40-split folding rear seat for extra cargo.