The 2018 Kia Rio in Watertown, CT


Get to Know the New 2018 Kia Rio: Available Now at Shaker's Kia in Watertown, CT


The new 2018 Kia Rio is a stylish, well-built and surprisingly well-equipped compact car, available either as a sedan or a five-door hatchback. Kia has outfitted the Rio with the latest infotainment technology, an exceptional engine for its class, and is backed by Kia's industry-leading 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty. The Rio starts at only $13,900 MSRP and, even better, a completely loaded version still comes in at just $18,400 MSRP. Now that's some truly incredible driving satisfaction through Naugatuck without breaking the bank!

What's New for 2018?

The 2018 Kia Rio has been completely redesigned inside and out, sure to get all eyes on you no matter where you choose to cruise. Overhauled from front to back, this compact car boasts an updated appearance on the exterior and throughout the cabin, tons of new tech inside like a tablet-style touchscreen on higher trims, and an updated engine under the hood. There's a lot to unpack here, so check out the details below to get even more information on what makes the new 2018 Rio so appealing to drivers from Waterbury, CT and far beyond.

Handsome Styling

One look at the 2018 Rio and you'll know it's all about breaking the establish rules for compact cars; whether you go with the base LX, mid-level S, or top-level EX trim, you'll be picking a truly gorgeous car every time thanks to stylish lines and creases that lead your eye from front to back. A long wheelbase and wide stance gives it a more aggressive look, available 15-inch alloy wheels add to the powerful presence, multi-reflector halogen headlights light up the roads on the darkest nights, and the iconic Tiger-Nose grille in the front announces your arrival. Open the doors and find that this excellence continues to the cabin. From the plush seating surfaces to keep you comfortable on even the most intense drives, a 6-way adjustable driver's seat for ultimate support, and even an available leather-wrapped steering wheel, you'll be looking forward to the next ride before you're even done with the current one.


Convenient and Safe Technologies

Up front, you'll find a redesigned center console in the 2018 Rio that offers even more space for your items and technologies; even better, the available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility means your smartphone is even more integrated into the driving experience than ever before! You'll be well-connected to the world around you thanks to the UVO touchscreen infotainment system, and there's even the Kia Drive Wise suite of driver-assistance features to make your time behind the wheel as productive and clear as it is safe; with technologies like Autonomous Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Warning included in this suite, you'll have eyes in all directions to keep you safe while you have your own eyes on the Bristol roads ahead.

Economical Performance

The 2018 Kia Rio only has one engine option but it's no slacker when it comes to speed and efficiency. It's a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that you'll find purring under the hood and, capable of producing 130 horsepower and 119 lb-ft of torque, you'll be up to speed in no time. More than just peppy power, this engine is also capable of achieving an EPA-estimated 37 miles per gallon on the highway and 29 miles per gallon in the city, sure to keep you rolling further and longer than ever before. You'll be waving bye-bye to the pumps as you pass them by.

Ready to learn more about the 2018 Kia Rio? Come visit us here at our Watertown, CT dealership location and we'll set you up with a test drive around town in the Rio, sure to leave you smiling from ear to ear. If you have any questions for us before you leave your Milford, CT home, call us at 860-484-7156; for everything else, we hope to see you in the near future.

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