Archive for the ‘Kia Rio’ Category

Family Tree: The Kia Rio

Monday, March 9th, 2020
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Kia Rio Model History and Generations 

What once replaced the Kia Pride has now become one of the most recognizable names from the Kia brand. The Kia Rio subcompact car first made its way into the market in 1999 to take on competitors like the Dodge Neon and the Ford Fiesta. Since its debut, the Rio has evolved through four generations into the Rio we recognize today.  


Does the 2020 Kia Rio Have Apple CarPlay?

Monday, November 4th, 2019
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2020 Kia Rio Technology Features and Infotainment

Everybody remembers their first car. It was probably a ten- or twenty-year-old used model that had very little in the way of interior amenities or extra comfort or convenience features. If you’re like us, however, you drove the heck out of that car and took a ton of pride in it, not because it was fancy or unique, but because it was yours. (more…)

What is the Safest Small Car on the Market?

Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Safe Small Cars in 2019

Small cars serve a common need in the market – specifically for a versatile form of transportation that’s easy on gas, easily parked and won’t break the bank to take home. That’s the theory, at least. In practice, sadly, the “inexpensive” part quickly becomes the sole focus for manufacturers who have relegated their subcompact cars to the fringe as afterthoughts. (more…)

Level Up Your Small Car Expectations with the New Kia Rio

Friday, September 6th, 2019
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2019 Kia Rio Technology Features

Despite the push toward bigger, higher vehicles and SUVs, the small car segment is one of the best-kept secrets in the automotive industry. Whether you prefer the timeless style of a sedan or like the added practicality of a hatchback, small cars are quiet, nimble and often have fuel efficiency that pushes them into the territory of hybrid vehicles from years past. (more…)

The Kia Rio is the Best Small Car on the Market

Friday, August 16th, 2019
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2019 Kia Rio Vs. the Competition

Back in 2018, Ford announced that they would be discontinuing any three-box car that wasn’t the Ford Mustang. Although this was a jarring announcement from the company, it wasn’t an insane move for the company that has been public about their desire to cut costs amid slumping profitability. In fact, Ford’s decision, which was followed up by a similar – though less drastic – announced rollback from Chevrolet early this year, highlighted a sort of inconvenient truth in the automotive market – cars don’t make money. (more…)

Flashback Friday: First-Generation Kia Rio

Friday, June 21st, 2019
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Kia Rio Model History and First-Generation Photos 

The great philosopher Socrates once said, “The secret of happiness is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” Whether or not the designers and engineers at the Kia of the 1990s and early 2000s knew it, they were Socratic advocates, inspiring the masses to minimalism by offering cars that provided only what was necessary to be considered a car.  (more…)

Is the Kia Cadenza or Kia Optima Bigger?

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
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Kia Cars Lineup Size Comparison

Although crossovers have been all the rage on the road lately, sedans still have a solid place as a timeless, fuel-efficient and agile option for transportation. We’ve written at length about how foolish it would be to discount the enduring, three-box style of the classic “car.” (more…)

When a Rio Isn’t Just a Rio

Monday, January 14th, 2019
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Kia Model Names Around the World

Working with a partner like Kia, who has its self firmly established in nearly every market, means spending a lot of time seeing just how unique Kia’s lineup is beyond these purple mountains’ majesty and amber waves of grain. Every day, it seems like we’re learning about a new model that Kia has custom engineered, designed and developed for a market with unique needs and wants. (more…)

Which Popular Christmas Toys are Which Kia Models?

Monday, December 17th, 2018
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Comparing 2019 Kia Models to The Hottest Ever Christmas Toys

As people who run and market a business ourselves, we always feel slightly compelled to defend marketers. After all, marketers are responsible for some of the most memorable shared cultural moments we’ve had as a nation and as a people (WASSSUUUPP, anyone?). (more…)

With Thanksgiving This Week, Let’s See What Each Kia is Thankful For

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
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2019 Kia Models Give Thanks for the Holidays

Thanksgiving is this week. If those words frightened you to read, believe me, they were just as frightening to write. It’s hard to believe the warm weather and long days of summer are in our rearview mirror now and we’re heading toward a season that’s full of miserable cold, frozen car windshields and perilous journeys over snow. (more…)