2019 Kia Rio LX Review

2019 Kia Rio LX

What's New for the 2019 Kia Rio LX?

With the 2019 model year, the subcompact KIA Rio hatchback is two years into its fourth production cycle. There are now two trims instead of three, the EX having been jettisoned; that leaves the LX and the S as the two available trim levels. For 2019, the LX—as the base-level, more affordable model—now has a six-speed automatic transmission as standard.

What hasn’t changed is the engine to which the transmission is attached: a 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder that supplies 130 horsepower and 119 lb-ft of torque. With its front-engine front-wheel-drive layout, the 2019 Rio LX provides a fuel economy of 28 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. With two rows of tricot-and-woven-cloth seats—the driver seat is 6-way adjustable—the hatchback can seat up to five people. Passenger space is measured at 89.9 cubic feet, and the car provides a cargo space of 13.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats. Standard comfort and convenience features include four-speaker audio, Bluetooth wireless connectivity for hands-free phone calling and audio streaming, a USB port and an auxiliary audio jack for connecting mobile devices, AM/FM radio, MP3 playback capability, SiriusXM radio service, and a 5-inch touchscreen. Cushioning and restraint are provided by dual front impact airbags, dual front seat-mounted side impact airbags, and dual roof-mounted side curtain airbags. Other standard safety and security features on the LX are a rearview camera, an anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control, traction control, electronic brake-force distribution, and hill start assist control.

2019 Kia Rio LX Exterior Rear
2019 Kia Rio LX Interior


2019 Kia Rio LX for Sale

To test-drive the 2019 KIA Rio LX, visit us at our dealership in Wesley Chapel, Florida, today. We have a splendid reputation for serving the community and beyond with great customer service (as evidenced by aggregated reviews on Cars.com, DealerRater.com, and KBB). One of our KIA specialists will be more than willing and happy to assist you with getting you the Rio LX that’s right for you.

 

* “Starting MSRP” is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for base model trim. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.
** Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.