2018 vs. 2017 Kia Rio

2018 vs. 2017 Kia Rio

If you're looking for a spacious, high-tech sedan or hatchback with plenty of personality, then you probably have the Kia Rio on your list. The Rio has been fully redesigned for 2018 and features a new look, styling, suspension, autonomous emergency braking, new features and much more. At its heart is a 130-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine paired with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. 

With that said, just how different is the 2018 Kia Rio from the 2017 model? When it comes down to the details, the two models are very different overall in terms of performance and features. Here's a closer look at the 2018 vs. 2017 Kia Rio.  

2018 Kia Rio


2017 Kia Rio

28 city / 37 highway Fuel economy 27 city / 36 highway
89.9 cu.ft. Passenger Room 88.4 cu.ft.
7 inches Max. Touchscreen Size 4.3 inches
Available Autonomous Emergency Braking N/A

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Stand the 2018 and 2017 Kia Rio side-by-side and you will notice that each boasts very different styling. In fact, one of the biggest similarities between the two models is the engine under the hood. The 2018 Rio hatchback and sedan models also see an increase in length and width. Thanks to the suspension updates and various updates, the 2018 Kia Rio also sees a slight uptick in fuel economy ratings. 

Both the 2018 and 2017 Kia Rio offer car shoppers power, high-tech features and a dynamic driving experience in the form of two body styles. Whether you choose the 2018 or the 2017 model, you will find the Kia Rio is as fun to drive as it is practical.  

Best of all, both models are standard with a generous array of high-tech features, including a rearview camera, a 5-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, automatic headlights and much more. We invite you to compare and contrast the two Rio models today with a test drive at Serra Trussville Kia. Stop by and see us!