Kia Rio 0-60 times

Kia Rio 0-60 times and quarter mile from trusted sources. You may also keep track of how 0-60 times of Kia Rio changed across years and check out the model’s competitors with the same acceleration performance.


2020 Kia Rio 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
LX 4dr Sedan
120 Hp, 112 Lb-Ft., 2767 Weight, 33 City / 41 Hwy mpg
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 0
S 4dr Sedan
120 Hp, 112 Lb-Ft., 2767 Weight, 33 City / 41 Hwy mpg
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 0
S 4dr Hatchback
120 Hp, 112 Lb-Ft., 2762 Weight, 33 City / 41 Hwy mpg
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 0

2019 Kia Rio 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
LX 4dr Sedan
130 Hp, 119 Lb-Ft., 2714 Weight, 28 City / 37 Hwy mpg
8.5 sec, 16.7 @ 0
S 4dr Sedan
130 Hp, 119 Lb-Ft., 2714 Weight, 28 City / 37 Hwy mpg
8.5 sec, 16.7 @ 0
S 4dr Hatchback
130 Hp, 119 Lb-Ft., 2714 Weight, 28 City / 37 Hwy mpg
8.5 sec, 16.7 @ 0

2018 Kia Rio 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
LX 4dr Hatchback
130 Hp, 119 Lb-Ft., 2648 Weight, 29 City / 37 Hwy mpg
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 84
EX 4dr Hatchback
130 Hp, 119 Lb-Ft., 2714 Weight, 28 City / 37 Hwy mpg
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 84
LX 4dr Sedan
130 Hp, 119 Lb-Ft., 2648 Weight, 29 City / 37 Hwy mpg
9.5 sec, 17.2 @ 82
S 4dr Sedan
130 Hp, 119 Lb-Ft., 2714 Weight, 28 City / 37 Hwy mpg
9.5 sec, 17.2 @ 0
S 4dr Hatchback
130 Hp, 119 Lb-Ft., 2714 Weight, 28 City / 37 Hwy mpg
9.5 sec, 17.2 @ 0
EX 4dr Sedan
130 Hp, 119 Lb-Ft., 2714 Weight, 28 City / 37 Hwy mpg
9.5 sec, 17.2 @ 82

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 8.5 sec
Zero to 100 mph 25.0 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 8.9 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 4.2 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 6.1 sec
Standing ¼-mile 16.7 sec @ 85 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 182 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.79 g
Source: С&D

2017 Kia Rio 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
LX 4dr Hatchback
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 84
EX 4dr Hatchback
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 84
SX 4dr Hatchback
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 84
LX 4dr Sedan
9.5 sec, 17.2 @ 82
EX 4dr Sedan
9.5 sec, 17.2 @ 82

2016 Kia Rio 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
LX 4dr Hatchback
138 Hp, 123 Lb-Ft., 2564 Weight
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 84
EX 4dr Hatchback
138 Hp, 123 Lb-Ft., 2564 Weight
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 84
SX 4dr Hatchback
138 Hp, 123 Lb-Ft., 2732 Weight
8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 84
LX 4dr Sedan
138 Hp, 123 Lb-Ft., 2494 Weight
9.5 sec, 17.2 @ 82
EX 4dr Sedan
138 Hp, 123 Lb-Ft., 2573 Weight
9.5 sec, 17.2 @ 82
SX 4dr Sedan
138 Hp, 123 Lb-Ft., 2729 Weight
9.5 sec, 17.2 @ 82


Kia Rio 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times, Quarter mile
2020 8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 0 mph
2019 8.5 sec, 16.7 @ 0 mph
2018 8.9 - 9.5 sec, 16.7 @ 84 - 17.2 @ 82 mph
2017 8.9 - 9.5 sec, 16.7 @ 84 - 17.2 @ 82 mph
2016 8.9 - 9.5 sec, 16.7 @ 84 - 17.2 @ 82 mph
2015 8.9 - 9.5 sec, 16.7 @ 84 - 17.2 @ 82 mph
2014 8.9 - 9.5 sec, 16.7 @ 84 - 17.2 @ 82 mph
2013 9.7 - 9.8 sec, 17.7 @ 107 - 17.8 @ 107 mph
2012 10.1 - 10.3 sec, 18.4 @ 101 - 18.5 @ 101 mph
2011 9.2 - 9.6 sec, 16.7 @ 85 - 17.2 @ 83 mph
2010 9.2 sec, 16.7 @ 85 mph
2009 9.2 sec, 16.7 @ 85 mph
2008 9.2 sec, 16.7 @ 85 mph
2007 9.2 sec, 16.7 @ 85 mph
2006 9.2 sec, 16.7 @ 85 mph
2005 9.8 - 9.9 sec, 17.1 @ 83 - 17.2 @ 83 mph
2004 9.8 - 9.9 sec, 17.1 @ 83 - 17.2 @ 83 mph
2003 9.8 - 9.9 sec, 17.1 @ 83 - 17.2 @ 83 mph
2002 9.6 - 10.25 sec, 18.3 @ 0 - 18.8 @ 0 mph
2001 9.2 sec, 17.9 @ 0 mph

Kia Rio competitors' 0-60 mph acceleration

Cars with the same 0-60 time

Car0-60 times, quarter mile
2020 Ford Fusion 8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 0
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe 8.9 sec, 16.7 @ 0

Selling about 450,000 units globally in 2017, the Kia Rio is Kia’s best-selling model. The current 2018 version is designed to keep the automaker’s global popularity alive. It’s easy to ignore the vital role that subcompact vehicles play in the U.S. market with all the pickups, SUVs and crossovers going around. In addition to these popular players, Americans get to benefit from an all-rounded subcompact car without having to cater for its entire development cost.

The latest model bears the same 1.6-litre direct-injected inline-4 engine found in the previous model. However, Kia has updated it together with the corresponding six-speed automatic transmission. Whatever Kia did got the Rio hitting the 60mph mark in just 8.5 seconds, a second quicker than its predecessor. Interestingly, this one churns 130horsepower and 119 pound-feet of torque – 8 horses and 4 lb-ft less than before. The automaker claims that the new engine boasts of better fuel economy. Test drives had it hit a remarkable 39 mpg at 75 mph. This is 2mpg less than its EPA estimate.
The 2018 4-door Rio comes as either a hatchback or sedan. Figuring out that the American market prefers much of the sedan, Kia had about 70% of them making the larger part of their sales. There are 4 trim levels available: the LX, EX, S, and the pumped Launch Edition which will be available sometime this year.

Kia’s pursuit for fiscal efficiencies had the automaker eliminate some of the previous features. This includes the extra leather upholstery that pushed the prices up on the EX. The base LX features manually adjusted side mirrors, crank windows and rides on 15’s. It, however, comes without Bluetooth, a center-console armrest, keyless entry, cruise control and a backup camera.  It is expected that the LX will adopt the backup camera following new regulations as of May 1, 2018.

All Rio models get a tilt steering wheel and satellite radio. The midrange S model comes with a backup camera, rear drum brakes, visor vanity mirrors and Bluetooth connectivity. The S and LX trim levels get a 5.0-inch screen while the one on the EX comes in 7.0 inches to get the most out of the Android Auto/Apple CarPlay feature. Only the EX packs a telescoping column, leather-wrapped shifter and steering wheel, automated emergency braking and aluminum wheels (the rest get steel). The upper two models add tweeters onto the 4-speaker sound system making it 6 speakers.
There’s nothing much to impress beyond the front cabin. The rear legroom and headroom are pretty tight. The Honda Fit beats the Rio in space efficiency. The latter provides very little space for cargo even with the seats folded. In addition, the 60/40 rear split seatbacks don’t lie completely flat.

The higher-priced Rios aren’t that appealing. Considering that there are better cars in its class, for example the Mazda 3 and Honda Civic, that offer better features at the same price, the Rio does fall short. However, the more affordable trims provide an acceptable package, offering great driving dynamics and decent ride. The model, however, needs new ideas.


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