2014 Kia Rio Priced, Now with Upgraded Key Fob Among Other Changes

By Jacob Brown | December 11, 2013
The 2014 Kia Rio enters its latest model year--its third model year in this generation--with few changes. It has, um, a new key fob, a mildly improved aerodynamics by way of revised bumpers and an engine cover, and a new temperature gauge and better-quality leather-wrapped steering wheel. The 2014 Kia Rio and Rio 5-door hatchback otherwise remain the same as they've been from the get-go with the exception of the discontinuation of the Rio SX 5-door with available six-speed manual transmission. The stick shift is once again only offered on base LX models. All Kia Rio models come powered by a direct-injection 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that yields 138 horsepower and nets 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway. When equipped with the Eco package, fuel economy is bumped up one mpg in the city by way of the Rio receiving Idle Stop & Go, a technology that stops and restarts the car when it's not moving.
The 2014 Kia Rio comes standard with 15-inch wheels, but the SX comes with 17-inch aluminum wheels, paddle shifters for its six-speed automatic transmission, standard power windows, remote keyless entry, and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel among a long list of other features. Other variants of the Kia Rio are obviously more basic and can be loaded up with navigation, UVO infotainment, and a sunroof, among other options. On sale now, the Kia Rio receives a modest $200 bump on its MSRP for the sedan and $100 for the 5-door and an extra $50 on its destination and handling charge, which is now $850. Prices for all models, not including destination, are as follows:
    Rio LX sedan 1.6L GDI I4 - 6 M/T $13,800.00 Rio LX sedan 1.6L GDI I4 - 6 A/T $14,900.00 Rio EX sedan 1.6L GDI I4 - 6 A/T $16,700.00 Rio SX sedan 1.6L GDI I4 - 6 A/T $17,800.00
    Rio 5-door LX 1.6L GDI I4 - 6 M/T $13,900.00 Rio 5-door LX 1.6L GDI I4 - 6 A/T $14,990.00 Rio 5-door EX 1.6L GDI I4 - 6 A/T $16,900.00 Rio 5-door SX 1.6L GDI I4 - 6 A/T $17,990.00
Source: Kia