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Research | 2018 KIA Rio | Raleigh North Carolina

Research | 2018 KIA RIo | Raleigh North Carolina
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The 2018 KIA Rio and Rio 5 Door offer real value packages. These models share strong engine performance that pushes them to the front of their class. Kia quality has allowed it to earn the highest ranking nameplate in the JD Power 2017 Initial Quality Study. With a price less than the Chevy Sonic sedan, Nissan Versa and Ford Fiesta sedan, it just makes sense to put the 2018 Rio on your list.

Raleigh NC - 2018 KIA Rio

Exterior – 2018 KIA Rio

The 2018 KIA Rio serving Raleigh North Carolina is available in a sporty sedan or an even sportier hatchback with a rear spoiler. The LX is offered in three colors, but the other trims come with up to seven color choices at Battleground Kia, your Raleigh area dealership. Again leading its class, exterior standards include heated side mirrors. Serving Raleigh North Carolina Rio drivers, these wipe away frost to keep your view clearer despite rain, fog, ice or snow. Higher trims and packages add lightweight alloy wheels, automatic headlights and foglights.

Raleigh NC - 2018 KIA Rio Exterior

Interior – 2018 KIA Rio near Raleigh

While some cars in this price range stick to the basics, this car offers more. For instance, Rios have satellite radio capability. You won’t find that on most rivals in this price range. More than amenities, however, it is the value of a bigger backseat and a more stylish design. While cloth seats are standard, these have a more interesting appearance with their tricot and woven cloth combination. An embossed Tricot cloth is also available. Raleigh area car shoppers can upgrade to a cloth-and-leather style with two-tone highlights. Black and gray seating is spiced up by gray stitching. A special EX package adds red trimmed seating and cabin accents. Adding to its value, this is the first year that Kia has made a touchscreen standard across the line-up. The touchscreen is offered as a 5-inch model or a 7-inch UVO system. Bluetooth streaming audio brings a world of entertainment into the car. Advanced features include voice recognition and Siri Eyes Free. Again leading its class, you can get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which brings navigation apps to your screen. Equipment includes steering wheel mounted audio controls, a 12V outlet, USB charging ports and auxiliary jack.

Raleigh NC - 2018 KIA Rio Interior

Mechanical/Powertrain – Rio specs near Raleigh

A six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic are your options on the 2018 KIA Rio serving Raleigh North Carolina. The engine spits out 130 horsepower. How does that compare to others in this class? Well, the Nissan Versa generates only 109 horses. The Ford Fiesta claims only 112 horsepower. The Toyota Yaris makes do with 103 horses. What can you do with more power at your command? If you research these further, you’ll discover that the Rio also has more torque than its rivals. Yet fuel economy is very good, and operating costs are kept low. You can find out when you test drive the Rio at Battleground Kia, your Raleigh area dealership.

Raleigh NC - 2018 KIA Rio Mechanical

Safety – 2018 KIA Rio

All-around protections guard against intrusion and impact. The car’s inner shell is designed to withstand force. Plus sensors recognize the amount of force entering the cabin, and the airbags respond accordingly. Side curtain airbags extend the protections to the back row of the 2018 KIA RIo near Raleigh NC. Anti-lock brakes make sure you have the stopping power you need. Hill Start Assist holds the vehicle in place as you take your foot from the brake to the accelerator. This protects your brakes and gears on an incline. Vehicle stability management keeps all four tires in play, minimizing unnecessary wheelspin and maintaining a grip on the road. For the first time, both the sedan and 5-door models are offering an autobrake. This is activated by the forward collision warning and may keep the vehicle out of harm’s way. These features have been shown by expects at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to reduce the chance that a vehicle will cause a rear end collision. It is certainly helpful when dealing with busy traffic patterns and other cases where leader cars suddenly stop.

The 2018 KIA RIo near Raleigh NC now has three trims for both its sedan and hatchback editions. This marks some changes in the value packages, adding features at all budget levels. If you’ve done any research, you may know that this is the first year the sedan has offered as many trims and features.


  • Five-inch Touchscreen (New)
  • Manual Transmission


  • Automatic Transmission
  • Power Accessories
  • Rearview Camera (New)
  • Siri Eyes Free
  • 60/40 split-fold rear seat


  • Autonomous emergency braking (new)
  • Forward collision warning (new)
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Red Upholstery and Trim Accents (Package)

For a closer look at the 2018 KIA RIo near Raleigh NC, head to Battleground KIA. Your best research activity is definitely taking a test drive.

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