Last year, the stalwart subcompact sedan of the Kia lineup was completely redesigned en route to its fourth generation, and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the final result. The new model year will mark its sophomore year after the redesign, thus the model is largely just a carryover from 2018, but with the overhaul so fresh in the model’s history there is still plenty to get excited about in the 2019 Kia Rio in Carrollton TX.
The Kia Rio has been a member of the lineup since the turn of the century, having been introduced for the 2000 model year. It has made waves both as its 4-door sedan model in addition to a couple of hatchback models, and continues to remain a major player in the subcompact sedan segment.
For the new model year, nothing has changed as last year’s redesign continues to excite. All of the major changes, updates and enhancements that the fourth-generation introduction brought with it are still present, making this model just as exciting as that one. The one thing that has changed for the new model year is that the Kia Rio will now only be offered in the LX and S trim levels, which might sound like a negative as it means you’ll fewer options to choose from when shopping, but in reality it’s a plus as it means greater value for a cheaper price tag.
Whichever trim level you choose, your 2019 Kia Rio will be powered by a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 130 horsepower alongside 119 pound-feet of torque, which is pretty impressive for such a small sedan. The engine also achieves 28 miles per gallon through the city and 37 mpg on the highway, making it pretty efficient to boot. If you think that the new 2019 Kia Rio is the right model to park in your garage, then be sure to get in touch with us right here at Classic Kia of Carrollton to find yours.