Kia Rio Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Kia Rio Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 0 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 0 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2020 2020 Kia Rio 5 HB FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2020 2020 Kia Rio 4 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2019 2019 Kia Rio 5 HB FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2019 2019 Kia Rio 4 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2018 2018 Kia Rio 5 HB FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2018 2018 Kia Rio 4 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2017 2017 Kia Rio 5 HB FWD 4 4 4 4 5 4
2017 2017 Kia Rio 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 4
2016 2016 Kia Rio 5 HB FWD 4 4 4 4 5 4
2016 2016 Kia Rio 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 4
2015 2015 Kia Rio 5 HB FWD 4 4 4 4 5 4
2015 2015 Kia Rio 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 4
2014 2014 Kia Rio 5 HB FWD 4 4 4 4 5 4
2014 2014 Kia Rio 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 4
2013 2013 Kia Rio 5 HB FWD 4 4 4 4 5 4
2013 2013 Kia Rio 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 4
2012 2012 Kia Rio 5 HB FWD 4 4 4 4 5 4
2012 2012 Kia Rio 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 4
2011 2011 Kia Rio SW FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2011 2011 Kia Rio 4 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2010 2010 Kia Rio 5-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 5 4 3 4
2010 2010 Kia Rio 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 5 4 (picture) 3 4
2009 2009 Kia Rio 5-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 5 4 3 4
2009 2009 Kia Rio 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 5 4 (picture) 3 4
2008 2008 Kia Rio 5-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 5 4 3 4
2008 2008 Kia Rio 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 5 4 (picture) 3 4
2007 2007 Kia Rio 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 5 4 (picture) 3 4
2006 2006 Kia Rio 4-DR. w/SAB (Later release) Not Rated 4 (picture) 5 4 (picture) 3 4
2006 2006 Kia Rio 4-DR. w/SAB (Early release) Not Rated 4 (picture) 5 3 (picture) 3 4
2005 2005 Kia Rio 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 2 (picture) 2 4
2004 2004 Kia Rio 4-DR. Wagon Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated 4
2004 2004 Kia Rio 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 2 (picture) 2 4
2003 2003 Kia Rio 4-DR. Wagon Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated 4
2003 2003 Kia Rio 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 2 (picture) 2 4
2002 2002 Kia Rio 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 3 (picture) 3 4
2002 2002 Kia Rio 4-DR. Wagon Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated 4
2001 2001 Kia Rio 4-DR. Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 3 (picture) 3 Not Rated

Fuel Efficiency

Kia has manufactured models of Rio for 20 years. They average 29.0 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2020 Rio above average at 36 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2020 Rio to be $1,100 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $1,750 less over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Rio consumes about 9 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Rio emits 249 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 3,735,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 178 trees would offset these emissions. The Rio does not have start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Kia Rio 36 41 33
2019 Kia Rio 32 37 29
2018 Kia Rio 32 37 29
2017 Kia Rio 31 36 27
2016 Kia Rio 31 36 27
2015 Kia Rio 30 36 27
2014 Kia Rio 30 36 27
2013 Kia Rio 32 37 29
2012 Kia Rio 32 37 29
2011 Kia Rio 30 33 28
2010 Kia Rio 31 34 28
2009 Kia Rio 30 35 26
2008 Kia Rio 29 32 27
2007 Kia Rio 29 32 27
2006 Kia Rio 29 32 27
2005 Kia Rio 25 29 22
2004 Kia Rio 25 29 22
2003 Kia Rio 26 30 23
2002 Kia Rio 26 29 23
2001 Kia Rio 26 29 24

MPG breakdown by model options

The Kia Rio has 41 different model options on record with the EPA since 2001. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 36 41 33
2019 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 32 37 28
2019 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 32 37 29
2018 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 32 37 29
2018 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 32 37 28
2017 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 31 36 27
2017 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 30 36 27
2016 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 31 36 27
2016 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 30 36 27
2015 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 30 36 27
2015 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 30 36 27
2014 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 30 36 27
2014 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 30 36 27
2013 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 32 37 29
2013 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 31 36 28
2012 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 32 37 29
2012 Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 31 36 28
2011 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 30 33 28
2011 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 30 35 27
2010 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 30 36 27
2010 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 31 34 28
2009 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 30 35 26
2009 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 30 33 27
2008 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 29 32 27
2008 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 29 35 25
2007 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 29 32 27
2007 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 29 35 25
2006 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 29 32 27
2006 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 29 35 25
2005 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 25 29 22
2005 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 24 29 21
2004 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 25 29 22
2004 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 26 30 23
2004 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 24 29 21
2004 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 25 30 22
2003 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 26 30 23
2003 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 25 30 22
2002 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 26 29 23
2002 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 24 27 22
2001 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 26 29 24
2001 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 25 28 22