2020 Kia Rio Williamsburg VA

2020 Kia Rio at Williamsburg Kia

With the Kia Rio, you get the option of either a sedan or a five-door hatchback, which is refreshing as some automaker only offers one or the other. Don’t let its small stature fool you; the Kia Rio can comfortably accommodate passengers with long legs with front and rear seating that is both spacious and luxurious. As many consumers know, Kia has a reputation for offering a ton of critical features even at lower levels, and the Rio more than lives up this standard. Automatic emergancy braking is now available on the base S trim as are several driver’s safety features. While the competition may be stiff, we can’t help but recommend the Kia Rio for its eclectic mix of features and options.

Get up and go

Small can do big things

The 2020 Rio goes beyond what’s expected. A lively inline 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission fitted as standard help make the Rio fun to drive. Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS), helps provide control and responsiveness behind the wheel, proving that great things can come in small packages.

Your feel-good cabin

Take a seat in the Rio’s stylish and comfortable cabin, packaged with plush seating, a standard 7.0-inch color touch-screen display, and a standard 6-way, manually-adjustable driver’s seat for personalized comfort. There’s even an available sliding center console/armrest to help give you more support and storage while you drive.

Break all the rules

LED Lighting

Rio’s available LED headlights and available eye-catching LED positioning lights to add brilliant style to the Rio.

Front End Design

Head-on, the Rio is approachable and athletic, featuring standard multi-reflector halogen headlights and Kia’s iconic tiger-nose grille.

Cleverly equipped

Apple CarPlay

Standard Apple CarPlay lets you send texts verbally, receive calls, and access your favorite apps, all while keeping your focus on the road—without touching your phone.

Android Auto

With standard Android Auto,  you can make calls, dictate texts, and access voice-guided navigation directly from your Rio.

Forward-thinking technology

Active Safety Features

The Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), is designed to help you maintain control while braking and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is designed to help you stay on course during reduced-traction situations


Rio’s advanced airbag system features dual front, side, and side curtain airbags, as well as sensors that can detect the level of certain impacts and the presence of a front-seat passenger.

Trim Levels of the 2020 Kia Rio


  • 1.6-liter four-cylinder
  • Air Conditioning
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto


  • Cruise Control
  • Split-Folding Rear-Seat
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Auto Emergancy Braking

What engine is in the Kia Rio?

The all-new revamped engine for the 2020 Kia Rio is a multi-point direct-injected 1.6-liter four-cylinder that makes 120 horsepower and 112 lb-ft of torque which pairs with a revamped automatic transmission that Kia calls an “IVT” automatic. The new transmission acts as a continuously variable automatic with intelligence that can adapt shift logic for improved performance and fuel economy as the Rio can now get up to 41 mpg on the highway.

What are the features and options?

Two trim levels are available for the Rio, and they are packed to the brim with handy features. The base LX comes with a tilt steering wheel, a trip computer, air conditioning, 7-inch touch-screen infotainment, heated-power side mirrors, and a rearview monitor. The S trim adds to this with a front-center armrest, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat, a USB charger, keyless entry, and cruise control. With the S, you can also get the hatchback model, which has much of the same features as the S sedan but expands the cargo area to 32.8 cubic feet when the rear seat is folded.

What are some of the safety features?

Kia takes your safety very seriously, which is why both trims of the Rio come with an exceptional amount of safety systems. Available is a Forward-Collision Warning Assist System, which can automatically apply the brakes if the system anticipates a frontal collision. Also available is an Anti-Lock Brake System, which is designed to help you maintain control when you hit the brakes. Finally, Electronic Stability Control is designed to help you stay in your lane during situations with reduced traction.

Where to buy a Kia Rio near Williamsburg

Kia continues to dominate the sedan world with vehicles that are fuel-efficient and packed with features. The Rio is no exception as it comes with all the technologically advanced features you’ve come to expect from the brand, as well as a few surprises. Both trims come with some wonderful safety features, including automatic emergancy braking as well as many different airbags. Additionally, the engine is incredibly fuel-efficient and provides you with enough power to get from place to place. The best way to fully experience the Kia Rio is to head down to the Williamsburg Kia and take a test drive! Our talented and friendly staff will walk you through every part of the car buying practice as well as help you get the Rio of your dreams! We can’t wait to see you here at Williamsburg Kia!