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How Powerful is the 2021 Kia Rio?

2021 Kia Rio Performance Features and Specs

Every driver has their own personal preferences for what they want from their vehicle. Some people like large vehicles made for towing and hauling. Other people like small vehicles that are made to easily navigate traffic. If you are the latter, we highly recommend the 2021 Kia Rio. Not only does this compact sedan provide the small size you need to navigate heavy traffic, but it also has reliable performance. Keep reading as we explore the performance features and specs of the 2021 Kia Rio.


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Powerful and reliable performance

2021 Kia Rio interior gear shift stick

Powering the 2021 Kia Rio is a 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine with a Multi-Point Injection fuel delivery system. This engine produces up to 120 horsepower and 112 lb-ft of torque. For optimal performance, it is recommended to use Regular Unleaded 87 Octane or higher fuel. Paired with the engine is an Intelligent Variable Transmission and front-wheel drive system. These three part work together to achieve an estimate fuel economy rating of 33 city MPG, 41 highway MPG, and 36 combined MPG.

In addition to the engine, transmission and drivetrain system, the Kia Rio also comes with several available features that help to improve your driving experience. These features include:

  • Rear-View Monitor with Dynamic Parking Guidance
  • Cruise Control with Steering-Wheel-Mounted Buttons
  • Smart Key with Push-Button Start and Immobilizer
  • 4.2-inch Supervision Meter Cluster Display
  • Auto On/Off Headlight Control

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Learn more about the 2021 Kia Rio

If you’re interested in learning more about the 2021 Kia Rio, keep reading the Van Griffith Kia blog. We like to share information on new Kia models to help you during your research process. You can also give us a call if you have any questions.

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