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2018 Kia Rio

2018 Kia Rio

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The Arkansas River is crucial to Tulsa’s identity and history. Tulsa is so proud of the river that the city has embarked on a $350 million project to transform 100 acres along the river into a dynamic park – know as A Gathering Place for Tulsa! Tulsa says the park will reflect the culture and spirit of Tulsa.

While Tulsa waits for the completion of this multi-million dollar river project, we here at Ferguson Kia are excited about a different kind of river – the 2018 Kia Rio. Of course we’re talking about a sedan, and not an actual river (Rio is Spanish for river). Kia just released the all-new 2018 Kia Rio at the New York Auto Show, and it looks stunning!

Kia first introduced the Rio back in 2000. Since its release the Kia Rio has been a popular choice for our Tulsa drivers who want a reliable car, but don’t want to break the bank. While the Kia Rio is the lowest-priced vehicle in the brand’s model line-up, you still get a ton of value

With an impressive roster of features and its eye-catching design the all-new 2018 Rio sedan and 5-door are the latest additions to the world-class Kia model lineup. Now in its fourth-generation, the 2018 Kia Rio makes significant improvements in passenger comfort, technology, and design, resulting in an even better value proposition for our Tulsa-area drivers.

For 2018, Kia’s engineers sought to refine the Rio’s driving experience with more agile handling and improved ride comfort. The all-new 2018 Rio rides on an all-new platform that is dimensionally larger than the previous generation model, and is underpinned by completely new suspension geometry.

The 2018 Kia Rio stands out with an exterior defined by smooth surfaces and crisp lines, providing a more sporty and sophisticated look over the previous generation. The front end wears the latest iteration of Kia’s ‘tiger-nose’ grille, integrating newly designed headlights that are swept back for a more aggressive appearance.
The backend of the new Rio continues this more aggressive appearance with a more upright rear. The upright stance is thanks to shorter overhangs and thinner, more expressive taillights. Like the front-end, the rear view of the car is wider, furthering a sense of stability.
A well-creased shoulder line runs from front to back, further stretching the appearance of the car to give it a sleeker and more substantive look than what’s currently found in the subcompact segment.

A major goal for Kia was to give the all-new Rio much more space than the outgoing model, and they nailed it. The 2018 Rio’s interior has become decidedly more spacious. Thanks to Rio’s larger dimensions and wheelbase, its cabin is among the roomiest in its class – the sedan’s passenger space is 89.9 cubic feet while the 5-door hatchback measures 90.5 cubic feet. Front occupants will enjoy more head room, leg room and shoulder room while those in the second row will benefit from greater leg- and shoulder room.

The all-new 2018 Rio’s cabin has also been made more upscale and modern with upgraded interior materials, a more ergonomic layout, and an improved instrument panel. The front seats have also been redesigned to enhance comfort. They feature a slimmer design yet more padding and cushion to minimize driver fatigue during long commutes and road trips.

The cabin has also been redesigned to better accommodate the Rio’s new range of technologies. The 2018 Rio offers a generous roster of features including Bluetooth hands-free functionality, a six-speaker stereo with satellite radio and a rear-view camera system. Available only on the top-tier EX trim is a seven-inch floating touchscreen interface, UVO voice recognition infotainment system and smartphone integration through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, all of which are not typically found in the subcompact segment.

2018 Kia Rio engine Available in three trims – LX, S and EX – the all-new 2018 Rio is powered by a carryover but enhanced Gamma 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder engine, targeting improved fuel efficiency, better responsiveness and low-speed driving dynamics. The main features of this unit are a high-pressure fuel system with direct injection, variable intake system, low-friction oil seals, and piston cooling-jets. The well-engineered powerplant also utilizes an aluminum valve cover and block for reduced weight, while incorporating cast iron linings for increased durability.
Power is channeled to the front wheels through either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission in both the Rio sedan and Rio 5-door. Output is a spirited 130 horsepower and 119 pound-feet of torque for a more engaging driving experience.

The 2018 Kia Rio is available at Ferguson Kia, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Ferguson Kia is Oklahoma’s longest established Kia dealer. Nobody in Oklahoma knows Kia better than Ferguson Kia!