The Rio is offered in LX, S and EX trim levels. Power comes from a 130-hp 1.6-liter gasoline direct injection (GDI) four-cylinder engine. Depending on trim level, either a six-speed manual transmission, or a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode is offered. Available unique features include a push button ignition, power mirrors, heated seats, idle stop and go (ISG), rearview camera, UVO audio infotainment system, navigation, heated steering wheel, power sunroof, projection headlights, and LED taillights. Standard safety features include six airbags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control with brake and hill start assist, and traction control.
The Kia Rio has been redesigned for 2018.