Category Archives: Kia Rio

Green 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line

Five Kia Models Named 2021 Editors’ Choice Award Winners by Car and Driver

Which Kia Vehicles Won Car and Driver Awards?  

Car and Driver has released its 2021 Editors’ Choice Award list of vehicles that represent 2021’s standard of excellence. The organization chose winners from over 400 tested models and five Kia vehicles took home the top spot in their segments.  

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Silver 2022 Kia K8 driving

Sedans are Here to Stay – Even as Crossover Demand Rises

Are Sedans on Their Way Out? 

These days it seems like more and more automakers are straying away from the sedan market as the demand for crossovers and SUVs continues to rise. Many drivers are turning towards larger vehicles for their daily travels, opting for mid-size SUVs and small crossovers in place of the once-booming sedan market. This isn’t the case for Kia. 

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Red 2021 Kia Rio 5-Door

Vincentric Awards Kia Rio 5-Door with Best Value in America Title

What Hatchback Vehicle Offers the Best Value? 

The 2021 Kia Rio 5-Door has taken home a 2021 Vincentric Best Value in America Award after earning the top spot in the Subcompact Hatchback segment. After earning this award title, the answer to the question of “What hatchback vehicle offers the best value?” is simple – it’s the 2021 Rio 5-Door.  

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Profile view of blue 2020 Kia Rio

Kia Rio Recognized for Best Certified Pre-Owned Value in America

Certified Pre-Owned Kia Vehicle Checklist 

The fun and sporty Kia Rio has been recognized for its incredible value and named a 2021 Vincentric “Best Certified Pre-Owned Value in America” in the Subcompact rankings. The Rio effortlessly outperformed the other seven competitors in the segment to take home the title. On average, ownership of the Rio costs 2.8% lower than expected among its segment, making the Rio an affordable CPO option for shoppers across Tampa Bay.  

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Front view of yellow 2021 Kia Seltos

Kia Takes Home Four 2021 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Titles

Did the Kia Brand Win Any Automotive Best Buy Awards?

This year the Kia brand took home not just one, not two, but four Consumer Guide Best Buy titles. During this year’s 2021 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards the Kia Soul, Seltos, Rio, and Telluride all earned top spots among the winners. This is the seventh consecutive Automotive Best Buy win for the Soul, marking the longest Subcompact Crossover winning streak for this award.

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Profile view of 2020 Kia Rio

Interior Passenger and Cargo Space in 2020 Kia Rio

How Big is the 2020 Kia Rio? 

The compact 2020 Kia Rio is the smallest member of the Kia lineup, offering the perfect amount of space for daily drivers and commuters. Thanks to its small stature, the fun-to-drive Rio offers nimble handling on the road with incredible responsiveness and control. Shoppers around Tampa Bay who are considering hopping behind the wheel of this compact Kia may be curious to know just how big the 2020 Kia Rio is. This guide to the interior passenger and cargo space in the 2020 Rio is here to give you a glimpse inside this Kia sedan.  

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Blue 2020 Kia Rio and Blue 2021 Kia Forte

Kia vs Kia – Should I Get a Rio or a Forte?

2020 Kia Rio vs 2021 Kia Forte 

The smallest Kia sedan in the lineup continues to be the 2020 Kia Rio, followed by the next-in-line 2021 Kia Forte. Both Kia models have been staples in the lineup, offering their own unique blends of features and amenities. Shoppers from around Tampa Bay who are eager to get behind the wheel of a new Kia sedan often find themselves stuck and asking our team, “Should I get a Rio or a Forte?” 

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Blue European 2021 Kia Rio model

What Will the 2021 Kia Rio Bring to Tampa Bay?

2021 Kia Rio Speculation and Predictions 

The rumor mill is spinning as it always does and there is currently talk of a mid-cycle refresh for the Kia Rio. The fourth-generation Rio has been a fan-favorite at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL and now with a 2021 model in the works we suspect this variation will be just as popular. But what exactly will the 2021 Kia Rio bring to Tampa Bay? We are breaking down the Friendly Kia 2021 Kia Rio speculations and predictions below.  

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Closeup of red 2020 Kia Rio 5-Door

Do the Kia Rio and Kia Rio 5-Door Come in the Same Colors?

Guide to 2020 Kia Rio and Kia Rio 5-Door Exterior Color Options 

Drivers in the Tampa Bay area that are looking for a compact sedan that packs a punch will find the 2020 Kia Rio does more than fit the bill. Those looking for a roomier upgrade that still packs that same punch will find comfort behind the wheel of the 2020 Kia Rio 5-Door. The four-door Rio compact sedan and the Rio 5-Door hatchback have been designed to offer a similar style with practical space and amenities.  

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