Kia has announced that its 2014 model year Rio sedan will be priced from $14,600 including destination while the hatchback will cost $100 more at $14,700.
The base model Kia Rio comes equipped with a manual transmission and sees slight revisions for the 2014 model year. To improve its aerodynamics, Kia has outfitted the Rio with new underbody panels, covers for the engine and rear bumper. In addition, the Rio’s smart key now comes with a folding key while the interior has a new water temperature gauge and an updated leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The 2014 Kia Rio will be available in three trim levels: LX, EX and SX. All models feature a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood with 138 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. The economy car gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and 37-mpg on the highway. Those looking for slightly better city fuel economy (28 mpg) can opt for the $400 Eco package, which comes bundled with the $1,200 “Convenience” package.
The $1,200 Convenience package adds 15-inch wheels, the Korean automaker’s UVO voice-activated infotainment system, rearview camera, automatic headlamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, power folding side mirrors with turn signal indicators, dual map lights, dual illuminated vanity mirrors and front fog lights.
The top-of-the-line Kia Rio EX sedan will start at $18,800 while the hatchback is priced from $18,790. A Premium Package can be added for $2,500 to add navigation, push-button ignition, hands-free keyless entry, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a power sunroof.
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