2019 Kia Rio Trim Levels Comparison

comparison image of two kia rio trim levels

When it comes to getting a lot of bang for your buck, the subcompact class doesn’t always come through the way you think it might. Sure, the amount of “buck” you have to pay is pretty low, but most manufacturers also ensure that there’s not really enough “bang” to make a purchase something you can be excited about. Consistently challenging this paradigm, the Kia Rio has been at work for nearly two decades building itself into a refined and serious competitor in the space. Being the only subcompact vehicle to win the coveted Top Safety Pick + distinction from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Rio goes further than competitors.

For 2019, the Rio has become even stronger and is undoubtedly the best Rio yet. Adding upgraded available technology packages to the mix, your 2019 Kia Rio can play with the big dogs in terms off the kind of comfort and convenience technology you’ll enjoy.

Spec / Model

2019 Kia Rio LX

2019 Kia Rio S

Engine (horsepower) 1.6L 4-cylinder (130 horsepower) 1.6L 4-cylinder (130 horsepower)
Standard transmission 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic
Exterior color options 3 6
Infotainment 5-inch color screen 7-inch touchscreen
Audio system 4 speakers 6 speakers with front tweeters
Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Not available Standard
Active safety features Not available Available

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With upgraded packages and streamlined trim levels, the 2019 Kia Rio is better than ever. A standard automatic transmission replaces the manual model from 2018, letting you enjoy confident and smooth shifting.

When it comes to infotainment, the Kia Rio delivers. Opting for the affordable S trim level sees standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility and six speakers pumping robust and immersive sound throughout the unexpectedly voluminous cabin.

Finally, active safety features are yours on the 2019 Kia Rio S trim level, letting you enjoy all the safety that comes from electronic sensor input and response.

When it comes time to purchase your 2019 Kia Rio, Friendly Kia has the best prices and the biggest inventory in Tampa Bay. Customer satisfaction is also a huge focus at Friendly Kia. This past year, we were welcomed into the Kia Motors America Presidents Club, a prestigious honor given only to the top 30 Kia dealerships in North America.

For more information on the 2019 Kia Rio or to test-drive one for yourself and see these amazing and affordable features in action, contact us today!