Archive for the ‘Kia Rio’ Category

Are you getting too close to an empty fuel tank? This info might be helpful

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
A stock photo of a gas gauge showing the low fuel light activated.

How far will my Kia go on empty?

There is nothing quite like the lonely and empty feeling as when you realize that your vehicle has just run out of gas. In the old days, it was easier to let a stop at the gas station slip through the cracks. However, most automakers, including Kia, have implemented a low-fuel warning light to help prevent that lonely and empty feeling. But the question still remains, ‘How far will my Kia go on empty?’ A few Team Gunther Kia product experts did some research to get as clear an answer as possible. They found a website called which has crowd-sourced information about some popular Kia vehicles. Let’s take a look at some information that might you need. (more…)

Is the 2019 Kia Rio, Kia Forte, or Kia Optima the Better Sedan Buy?

Friday, December 14th, 2018
Kia logo on tiger nose grille

2019 Kia Rio vs 2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Kia Optima

The standard sedans of the Kia catalog are the Kia Rio, Kia Forte, and Kia Optima. After that, we move onto the higher stylings and more expensive variants with the Kia Cadenza luxury sedan, the Kia Stinger sports sedan, and the incredibly fanciful Kia K900.


What’s the Difference Between the 2019 Kia Rio Sedan and Hatchback?

Thursday, December 13th, 2018
2019 Kia Rio sedan vs 2019 Kia Rio 5-door hatchback

2019 Kia Rio Sedan vs 2019 Kia Rio 5-Door Hatchback

Kia produces 2 hatchback models within their current catalog. Those would be the Kia Rio 5-Door and the Kia Forte5. Despite the 2019 Kia Forte releasing a few months ago, a new 2019 Kia Forte5 has yet to release. However, both the 2019 Kia Rio sedan and the 2019 Kia Rio 5-Door hatchback are now out and available for purchase. So, what’s the difference between these 2 Kia Rio models? It’s the 2019 Kia Rio sedan vs the 2019 Kia Rio 5-Door hatchback!


2018 Kia Rio Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Honor

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
2018 Kia Rio EX on the road

We’ve already written about several of the Kia models that have received premium safety accolades from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Now a new model is joining the lineup. Thanks to some of the significant changes that were made on the Kia Rio for the 2018 model year, this elegant compact car now boasts a Top Safety Pick Plus rating. If you have been asking “Is the 2018 Kia Rio a safe car?” this honor answers that with a resounding “Yes!” (more…)

Kia Ranks High In 2018 Initial Quality

Friday, June 29th, 2018
Kia Rio offers top initial quality 2018

One of the worst things is to buy a new car and then have issues. Whether that be a weird sound that is a symptom of a larger issue, or an honest-to-goodness breakdown, it can really take the shine off a new car. Drivers should be able to expect a certain level of initial quality in their vehicles, but what does initial quality in a car even mean? Different organizations will have different opinions, but each year there is a J.D. Power Initial Quality Study that looks at very specific things.  (more…)

2016 Kia Rio Earns J.D. Power Award for Dependablity

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

We’ve talked a little bit about the changes that were coming on the 2018 Kia Rio, but there is one thing that we know shouldn’t change: the Rio’s dependability! This year’s J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) was just announced, which evaluates three-year-old cars for how many issues they give their owners. The 2015 Kia Rio not only earned a top stop, but the Kia brand as a whole did very well. If you’ve ever asked yourself “Is the Kia Rio a dependable small car?” the answer is “Yes!” (more…)

Make Some Noise With the 2018 Kia Rio!

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
Image from the new 2018 Kia Rio commercial with the Rio being used as an instrument/drum by several performance artists while on too of a skyscraper

Thanks to the new changes coming on the 2018 Kia Rio, this compact car promises to deliver even more value for drivers looking for an affordable and maneuverable commuting and adventuring vehicle. Metaphorically, we could say that the new Rio is making a lot of noise in the compact car segment. Now, however, thanks to a commercial campaign from Kia, the Rio is making literal noise too! The new “Small Can Do Big” TV spot that debuted last week shows musicians, DJs, and percussionists using a five-door 2018 Kia Rio to put together an engaging and high-energy song. This commercial was directed by Julian Smith, of online video fame. Check out the clip below! (more…)

How much will the 2018 Kia Rio cost?

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
2018 Kia Rio Pricing and Release Date

Who doesn’t want to get quality stuff at a lower price? This combination seems impossible most of the time when you are going to buy something. However, the all-new Kia Rio is one of these marvelous vehicles that will offer a lower starting price than its predecessor without skimping on technology or feature options. With this 2018 Kia Rio pricing and release date update, we will let you know the starting MSRP of this model, and when you can look forward to it on our lot here at Team Gunther Kia. (more…)

Kia brings substantial changes to 2018 Rio platform

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
Changes made to the 2018 Kia Rio

Changes for the 2018 Kia Rio

The Kia Rio has been one of the longest serving models in the automaker’s lineup. An all new version, marking the vehicle’s fourth generation, was unveiled in New York a few months ago. Kia designers in Europe, the U.S. and Korea all collaborated to make the 2018 Kia Rio a class leader by building the car to be a style leader, well-equipped and wonderfully fuel efficient. The changes made for the new 2018 Kia Rio include an upgrade to the vehicle’s infotainment system which includes smartphone integration. Additionally, the 2018 Kia Rio comes in sedan and hatchback body styles. (more…)

Brand new 2018 Kia Rio to arrive at Team Gunther Kia in coming months

Monday, April 17th, 2017

What does the new 2018 Kia Rio look like?

The Kia Rio is one of the automaker’s first models to see measurable success in the United States. When the 2018 model year rolls around, the version of the Rio arriving at the dealership’s showroom will be its fourth-generation to be for sale. The 2018 Kia Rio offers a sportier design for both the sedan and hatchback versions, greater comfort across the board and a more refined handling profile for each of its upcoming trim grades. Also appearing in the newly redesigned Kia Rio will be the latest version of the company’s UVO3 infotainment system which will also provide integration for smartphone applications. (more…)