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2020 Kia Rio
LX FWD
MSRP
$15,850
Invoice
$15,382
Average Price Paid
$15,792
1,407 listings nationwide

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EX FWD
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LX FWD
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EX FWD
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Kia Rio
LX FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The 2020 Kia Rio is a subcompact sedan that competes with the Chevrolet Sonic, Hyundai Accent, Nissan Versa, and Toyota Yaris. For 2020, it makes big strides in fuel economy. Both LX ...

2021 Honda Civic
EX FWD
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Specs

2020 Kia Rio
LX FWD
2021 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
33 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
41 MPG
42 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11.9 gal 12.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
120 hp @ 6,300 RPM
174 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
112 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
162 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.2:1
10.6:1
Displacement
1,600 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.98 in x 3.5 in
2.87 in x 3.52 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats -- Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.1 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 33.5 in 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.7 cu ft 15.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 985 lbs
Exterior
Length 172.6 in 182.7 in
Width 67.9 in 70.9 in
Height 57.1 in 55.7 in
Wheelbase 101.6 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2020 Kia Rio
LX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Clear White
  • Silky Silver
2021 Honda Civic
EX FWD

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