2018 Kia Rio5 | CarGurus Test Drive Review

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Reviewer Mike Perkins calls the redesigned 2018 Kia Rio5 an incredible deal and perhaps the most “fiscally responsible” option in the subcompact segment. Starting below $14,000, the Rio is a top seller for Kia in overseas markets in both sedan (Rio) and hatchback (Rio5) form. And while the base trim’s manual locks, windows, and side mirrors may take you back in time, the flagship EX offers the Uvo infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, not to mention a forward-collision warning system with auto braking.

All Rios get a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder with 130 hp and 119 lb-ft that’s estimated at 28 mpg city, 37 highway, 32 combined. Perkins averaged closer to the mid-30s over his week with the car, and while he didn’t find its power provocative, he did enjoy driving it, particularly since he didn’t have to wait for a turbo to spool at low speeds. Perkins also had plenty of headroom for his 6’4” frame, even in the backseat. Read the full review on CarGurus: https://cargur.us/l8ZVN

Presenter: Mike Perkins
Cinematographer: Carl Nenzen Loven

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Random Video Everything says:

Honda fit is still probably the best out of the bunch

Blake Swan says:

Easily my favorite reviewer. Great review as always. Too bad about the drum brakes on this car

Bextar636 says:

Looks like a deal $$$

buildmorefarms100 says:

KIA is really ramping things up. Nice car!

Paul Ho says:

I love this guy, such a great presenter. So well spoken, informative and unbiased, even on the lowest model in a lineup.

Bols Repus says:

Wow you like the styling more than the previous generation? I completely disagree. I just bought a used 2016 Rio hatchback, and wouldn’t even CONSIDER the 2018’s…styling sucks! Kia dropped the ball big time on these new Gen Rio’s

Jaffar Abdul Baqi says:

I wish you’ve said something about the noise because the current model is notably noisy on the highway.

Christopher Calder says:

The 2018 Hyundai Accent looks much better to me, but it is a sedan that has no hatch. If you want a hatch, I like the Honda Fit.

Blake Swan says:

The steal in this segment is the Corolla IM. Dealers are selling them for $13k

Christian Obregón0711 says:

good video!

jpmackin says:

Thanks for the video Mike! Would you recommend it over the Prius?

A Motorist says:

Right on point. From @3:30-3:52 sounds about right on getting 38 mpg combined w/the automatic. Riding better than a Niro? Now that’s surprising. It’s definitely my favorite subcompact. Good insights and observations. Excellent.

Michael Perkins says:

Follow me on IG for behind the scenes and upcoming cars: mikedperkins

Chao Hong Li says:

The upcoming 2018 Accent is a better buy imo.

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