2016 Kia Rio Reviews and Ratings

Hatchback 5D LX I4

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J.D. Power Verified Consumer Reviews (7)
Overall Rating
  4.2 / 5
Reliability
  4.4 / 5
Interior
  3.9 / 5
Exterior
  4.1 / 5
Driving Dynamics
  4.3 / 5

By Anonymous 9/8/2017 4:42:00 PM J.D. POWER VERIFIED OWNER REVIEW
  5 / 5
Good value. It is a reliable car with low maintenance cost, great mileage, good warranty, and very comfortable to drive.
Reliability
  4.5 / 5
Interior
  4.5 / 5
Exterior
  4.5 / 5
Driving Dynamics
  3.5 / 5

By Karen 8/30/2017 3:56:48 PM J.D. POWER VERIFIED OWNER REVIEW
   5 / 5
I drive a 2016 KIA Rio5. This is the 2nd KIA Rio I have purchased. This car rides so smooth and the cabin is so quiet for a small car that is low to the ground. I get 32 mpg average, driving mostly back roads. The only thing I don't like about this car is the material the seats are made of. They stain so easy. Other than that I would recommend KIA to everyone.
Reliability
   4 / 5
Interior
   2 / 5
Exterior
   3 / 5
Driving Dynamics
   3 / 5

By Carolyn 8/25/2017 5:15:15 PM J.D. POWER VERIFIED OWNER REVIEW
   5 / 5
I love my Kia Rio. It is fun to drive. The gas mileage is exceptional. It did not come with cruise control which is the only thing I would have liked as a standard feature. It is comfortable on long trips and for a small car the interior is roomy. The trunk space is more than adequate. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an economical vehicle.
Reliability
   4.5 / 5
Interior
   4.5 / 5
Exterior
   5 / 5
Driving Dynamics
   5 / 5

By Pascal 8/25/2017 4:24:48 AM J.D. POWER VERIFIED OWNER REVIEW
   4 / 5
Hi! the Kia Rio is the best car because of its capacity to save the gas and to respond correctly in perfomance during the snow time( i drove in january during the snow 140 miles without any problem). The interior is confortable with clear view, good seat, sirus radio for good sound and phon need.Yet only the back camera misses to make it great again. I like kia
Reliability
   4.5 / 5
Interior
   4 / 5
Exterior
   4.5 / 5
Driving Dynamics
   5 / 5

By Starr 8/24/2017 10:31:27 PM J.D. POWER VERIFIED OWNER REVIEW
   5 / 5
My Kia Rio was the best choice I made while searching for my new auto. I got a great deal on it and it is great on gas and fits the family. Lots of trunk space.
Reliability
   5 / 5
Interior
   5 / 5
Exterior
   5 / 5
Driving Dynamics
   5 / 5

By Shida 8/22/2017 12:42:28 AM J.D. POWER VERIFIED OWNER REVIEW
   4 / 5
Overall my vehicle is acceptable and reliable it haven't done me wrong yet
Reliability
   4 / 5
Interior
   3 / 5
Exterior
   2 / 5
Driving Dynamics
   3.5 / 5

By Gail 8/13/2017 8:18:00 PM J.D. POWER VERIFIED OWNER REVIEW
   5 / 5
So far, the Kia Rio has been an excellent purchase. The engine is quiet. There is very little road noise. The Rio drives smoothly, and you don't feel the road. The driver's seat is comfortable. There is ample room for four people. There is a fifth seat belt, but that person would have to be small. The glove box and trunk have more than ample room. The seats fold down so you can carry longer items. The controls are easy to operate. There is no cruise control on my model, which is one detraction. All in all, I am very satisfied with my new vehicle.
Reliability
   4 / 5
Interior
   4 / 5
Exterior
   5 / 5
Driving Dynamics
   5 / 5


Expert Reviews

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J.D. Power Rating
Overall Quality 4 / 5
Overall Quality - Mechanical
4 / 5
Powertrain Quality - Mechanical
2 / 5
Body & Interior Quality - Mechanical
4 / 5
Features & Accessories Quality - Mechanical
5 / 5
Overall Quality - Design
4 / 5
Powertrain Quality - Design
2 / 5
Body & Interior Quality - Design
4 / 5
Features & Accessories Quality - Design
4 / 5

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J.D. Power Rating Legend
Among the Best
5 / 5
Better than Most
4 / 5
About Average
3 / 5
The Rest
2 / 5

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