2016 Kia Rio Values

Select a 2016 Kia Rio trim level

2016 model year changes

The Kia Rio gets a few styling tweaks for 2016 along with an updated interior and a couple of new colors. The front end of the Rio gets the most obvious changes, with a new grill, slightly repositioned headlights and new fog light surrounds. Inside, Kia has added a few higher end looking trim pieces as well as improving their UVO infotainment system.

Competitive comparison

Excellent gas mileage; smooth, refined engines and transmissions; maneuverability; comfortable interior; excellent value for the money

Special features for 2016

Good fuel economy and decent power are two of the main points that will ring relevant to those cross-shopping the Rio against any of the competition. In addition to being one of the lowest-priced cars in the U.S. market, the 2016 Rio is unique for being one of the few non-hybrid cars in its class to feature fuel-saving engine start/stop technology, which momentarily shuts the engine off at stoplights. Kia notes that 85 percent of the Rio's materials are recyclable at the end of the vehicle's lifespan and that seat foams are 100-percent biodegradable. The Rio's great design, inside and out, its strong body structure and enhanced safety and its smooth direct-injection engine and 6-speed transmissions are all other very good reasons to consider the Rio in a crowded class that includes the Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Sonic, Mazda2, Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris among others.