Explore the New 2017 Kia Rio near Waterbury, CT

Get to Know the New 2017 Kia Rio: Available Now at Shaker's Kia in Watertown, CT

The new 2017 Kia Rio is a stylish, well-built and surprisingly well-equipped subcompact, available either as a sedan or a five-door hatchback. Kia has outfitted the Rio with the latest infotainment technology, a very good engine for this class and the Rio is backed by Kia's industry-leading 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty. The Rio starts at only $15,000; a loaded version still comes in at under $22,000.


The subcompact Rio is powered by a very capable 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that makes a respectable 138 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque, which is among the best in its class. Base models gets six-speed manual transmission while higher trims and the hatchback get the six-speed automatic. The front-wheel drive Rio has EPA-rated fuel economy of 27 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.

Features and Options

The Rio sedan is available in two trim levels, the LX and EX, while the five-door hatchback is available in three: the LX, EX and SX.

Standard features on the entry-level LX include variable intermittent wipers, heated power mirrors, a rear spoiler (hatchback only), air-conditioning, a height-adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, a tilt-only steering wheel, a cargo area cover (hatchback only), and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, a USB port and an auxiliary audio input jack.

An available Power package adds keyless entry, power windows and door locks. Opting for the Power package requires sedan buyers to order the optional automatic transmission, which brings with it Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity. (Hatchbacks come standard with both the automatic transmission and Bluetooth.)

The Kia Rio EX starts with the Power package items and adds 15-inch alloy wheels, foglights, a chrome grille surround, upgraded cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, map lights, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, a soft-touch dash, padded armrests on the front doors, a sliding center console armrest and storage area, Bluetooth connectivity and a six-speaker audio system.

The Rio EX's optional Eco package drops the foglights, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, soft-touch dash, map lights and vanity mirrors. Instead, it adds a fuel-saving automatic engine stop-start system, automatic headlights, a rearview camera and Kia's UVO 7-inch touchscreen interface. The EX's Designer package includes two-tone black and gray cloth and leather seating with gray accent stitching on the seats, steering wheel, shift knob and armrest plus automatic headlights, a rearview camera and an upgraded audio system with a 4.3-inch touchscreen.

The top-of-the-line SX trim package (available on the hatchback only) includes the Rio EX's standard equipment and adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, a sunroof, automatic headlights, LED taillights, keyless entry and ignition, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a navigation system, a rearview camera, an upgraded gauge cluster, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters and the UVO infotainment system.


The 2017 Rio features the latest in safety technology, to better protect you and your passengers. Its advanced driver assists provide enhanced control in a wide range of driving conditions. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) helps keep you on course, while Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) offers increased steering control when driving on a slippery road. At the same time, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) adjusts braking, front to rear, depending on load. The Antilock Braking System (ABS) senses emergency braking situation and boosts braking pressure when needed. Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) helps keep your Rio in place as you accelerate from a stop on an incline.

Get Your Rio Near the Waterbury, CT, Area

Shaker's Kia has a full inventory of new 2017 Rio sedans and hatchbacks in stock here at our Watertown, CT dealership, and our knowledgeable sales professionals are ready to answer your questions and help you configure a model to suit your needs. Stop by today - we're also convenient to Waterbury, Bristol, Naugatuck and Milford - or give us a call at (877) 317-3379 to schedule a time for a test drive.

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