2023 Kia Rio in Columbia SC

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2023 Kia Rio Overview

The Kia Rio continues to be among the most popular small cars on the market not only because it’s affordable but because it delivers great value for your car-buying or -leasing dollar. Galeana Kia of Columbia is the local Kia dealership serving Columbia Augusta Orangeburg and the surrounding areas, and we now have the 2023 edition of the Rio available to test-drive, purchase and lease. Kia offers the Rio in two core trim levels. The LX is arguably the most well-equipped base model in the segment and certainly within the context of the impressively low starting MSRP, and the S adds many popular features, such as remote keyless entry, and opens up even more options, such as LED headlamps.

Columbia SC - 2023 Kia Rio's Overview

Exterior - Kia Dealer serving Columbia SC

Kia offers the 2023 Kia Rio in Columbia in two body styles: a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback. The sedan has a 101.6-inch wheelbase, a 5.5-inch ground clearance and a 172.6-inch overall length—about 14.4 feet. The five-door Rio, which is only offered in the S trim level, has the same wheelbase and ground clearance but measures 160.0 inches overall—or about 13.3 feet. The base package includes 15-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers, but with the S model, you have the option of the Technology package, which adds 15-inch alloy wheels and LED headlamps.

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Interior - 2023 Kia Rio in Columbia SC

Both versions of the 2023 Kia Rio are five-passenger vehicles. The five-door model does have a bit more passenger volume on paper, but it doesn’t make much of a practical difference. Headroom ranges from 38.9 inches in the first row to 38.0 inches in the second. Front legroom is 42.1 inches, and second-row legroom is 33.5 inches. The most notable difference is cargo space. The sedan has a trunk that measures 13.7 cubic feet whereas the hatchback has an interior cargo area that measures 17.4 cubic feet. The base package includes cloth seating, air conditioning, an 8-inch touch screen, a four-speaker audio system and a front USB port. The S trim level adds satellite radio and upgrades the second row with a 60/40-split folding rear seat, a sliding center armrest and a rear USB port. If you opt for the Technology package, the air conditioning system is upgraded to an automatic climate control system.

Columbia SC - 2023 Kia Rio's Interior
Kia Rio Mechanical specs

The biggest update for the 2023 Kia Rio mechanically is that the model now features an improved anti-theft security system that makes it more difficult to start the vehicle with anything other than the key it came with. Remote keyless entry is included with the S trim level, and the Technology package adds push-button ignition.

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Powertrain - Kia Dealership in Columbia SC

All of the 2023 Kia Rio models available through our dealership serving Columbia Augusta Orangeburg are powered by the same engine: a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine rated for 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque. That engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission, and that CVT sends power to the front wheels.

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All models have an Uvo infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, a rearview camera system, wireless Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay. The S adds cruise control. The Technology package adds driver-assistance technologies, such as lane following assist, driver attention monitoring, lane departure warning with lane keeping assist and frontal collision alert with automatic emergency braking. Kia typically includes its suite of driver assists as standard equipment. In fact, it was among the automotive brands who initiated this trend, but we love the decision not to here. Many customers at Galeana Kia of Columbia who need an affordable car can do without those features, and if you opt to add them, the 2023 Kia Rio in Columbia still costs less than similarly equipped competitors.

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Visit our location serving Columbia Augusta Orangeburg and the neighboring communities to test-drive the Rio. No appointment is ever needed. You can also shop Galeana Kia of Columbia online through our website where we’re available to assist you via live chat. You can also call or email. Our team will be glad to answer questions, discuss lease and finance options, provide custom quotes and much more!

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