2021 Kia Rio vs 2020 Kia Rio
The upcoming 2021 Kia Rio subcompact sedan model will be one of the very last vehicles from the Kia catalog to receive a 2021 model year update. So, what has changed moving from the 2020 Kia Rio model to the 2021 Kia Rio model? Today at Palmen Kia, it’s the 2021 Kia Rio vs the 2020 Kia Rio!
2021 Rio vs 2020 Rio
|Model||2021 Kia Rio||2020 Kia Rio|
|Baseline Engine||1.6L Inline 4||1.6L Inline 4|
|Horsepower||120 hp||120 hp|
|Torque||112 lb-ft||112 lb-ft|
|Standard Transmission||CVT (Continuously Variable-Speed Transmission)||CVT (Continuously Variable-Speed Transmission)|
|Standard Drivetrain||Front-Wheel Drive||Front-Wheel Drive|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||11.9 gal.||11.9 gal.|
|City Fuel Economy||33 MPG||33 MPG|
|Highway Fuel Economy||41 MPG||41 MPG|
|Combined Fuel Economy||36 MPG||36 MPG|
|Front Legroom||42.1 in.||42.1 in.|
|Rear Legroom||33.5 in.||33.5 in.|
|Maximum Cargo Capacity||13.7 ft3||13.7 ft3|
2021 Kia Rio – What Else is New?
As shown by the table featured above, the 2021 Kia Rio and the 2020 Kia Rio are identical in terms of carried over capacities, dimensions, and engine specifications. So, what has changed for the 2021 model year of the Kia Rio? Here’s what’s new:
8” Touchscreen with Rear Camera and Wireless Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® (Now Standard)
New Rear Bumper Treatment
New Technology Package (15” Alloy Wheels, Automatic Temperature Control, Drive Wise, LED Headlights, and Smart Key with Push Button Start)
Refreshed Front-End Styling (New Bumper and Grille)
When Does the 2021 Kia Rio Release in the USA?
The 2021 Kia Rio model is set to release in the North American automotive market in the early months of 2021. For more information as it arrives, please continue to read our blog and contact our team here at Palmen Kia of Kenosha, Wisconsin!