The KIA Rio is a great little sub-compact with plenty of spirit


If you are looking for a sub-compact car that has quick acceleration, great handling characteristics, reliability and a spacious interior then look no further than the KIA Rio in NJ. There are numerous sub-compacts available but none offer a base engine that will get you off the mark in the city like the Rio does. Coupled with responsive steering and agility, it is simply a great little car to drive.

High end performance

The base KIA Rio has a lively 138 HP four cylinder engine, a quite an anomaly for this type of car. This engine gets better acceleration than what you would typically expect from a larger car. There are other cars in the range with strong engines as well, but for a much higher price than you typically pay for a KIA Rio in NJ.

Thanks to quick response steering and sport tuned suspension, the Rio acts like a cat when going through tight turns.


When it comes to value for money it is hard to beat the interior of the Rio. The interior uses high quality material coupled with great styling to produce an interior that is befit of more expensive cars. The dashboard is uncluttered and easy to see and read. The impressive infotainment package with navigation is amongst the best in class.

Plenty of room for a sub-compact:

Looks are deceiving, this car will seat five. The standard upholstery is cloth but if you want a little luxury then leather seats and heated front seats are for you. Rare for a car of this size is an optional tilt-telescoping steering wheel. The interior is quite spacious, plenty of leg room and head room up front and sufficient space in the back albeit a bit snug for taller passengers.

As is true with all KIA cars, the price is best in class and it comes with a basic warranty of 5 years, 50,000 miles and a 10 year warranty on the power train.