2020 Kia Rio Trim Levels Comparison

Side view of blue 2020 Kia Rio

The 2020 model year brought powertrain changes and updated infotainment for the Kia Rio. The two-trim lineup keeps things simple for shoppers looking for a new compact vehicle. The sophisticated small car offers Tampa Bay drivers easy maneuverability and effortless style on the road.

The 2020 Kia Rio is offered in the LX or S trim levels and starts off at a manufacturer suggested retail price of $15,850. Below we are looking at how these two Kia Rio trim levels compare to help you decide whether it will be the LX or S that is the right fit for you. Get a closer look at these two Rio trims below.


Trim Level

2020 Kia Rio LX

2020 Kia Rio S

Starting MSRP $15,850 $16,490
Forward Collision Avoidance Not Available Optional
Exterior Color Options Clear White, Silky Silver, Aurora Black Clear White, Silky Silver, Phantom Gray, Deep Sea Blue, Currant Red, Aurora Black
Interior Color Options Black Tricot and Woven Cloth Black Tricot and Woven Cloth or Gray Tricot and Woven Cloth
LED Headlights Not Available Optional
Infotainment Center 7-inch Touch-Screen Display 7-inch Touch-Screen Display
UVO eServices Not Available Optional
USB Charging Ports Not Available Standard
Steering-Wheel-Mounted Cruise Control Buttons Not Available Standard

2020 Kia Rio LX vs. S

Both members of the 2020 Kia Rio lineup are powered by a 1.6-liter Inline 4-cylinder engine paired to an Intelligent Variable Transmission. The Rio LX and S earn an EPA-estimated 33 mpg in the city, 41 mpg on the highway, and 36 combined mpg.

The main differences between the 2020 Rio LX and S are the available options and additional features. The Rio S adds on convenience features such as UVO eServices, USB charging for smart devices, steering-wheel-mounted cruise control buttons, and more.

The 2020 Rio LX is offered in Clear White, Silky Silver, and Aurora Black paint colors with black tricot and woven cloth interior. These three exterior colors are also available for the Rio S, along with Phantom Gray, Deep Sea Blue, and Currant Red.

The 2020 Kia Rio from Friendly Kia is a perfect match for students and daily commuters. If you are looking for a nimble compact car in the Tampa Bay area, the 2020 Rio offers everything you need and more. Whether it’s the Rio LX or Rio S that looks like the right fit for you, come visit us in New Port Richey for a test drive.