The 2015 Kia Rio is one of the lowest priced new cars you can buy, but that doesn’t mean it’s sparsely equipped or cheap. Come see for yourself how inexpensive a quality Kia can be at Plaza Kia in Brooklyn, NY, just a short trip from Queens or the rest of the city.
Chevy tries hard with their Sonic to make a small car that is affordable and compelling, but you just get more for your buying dollar at Kia.
Even though the official numbers say the Rio is a bit smaller inside, you wouldn’t know it looking at the individual measurements. The Rio gives more headroom, hip room, and leg room in the front seat than the Sonic; a full 2” more legroom. Rio does have a little less rear leg room, but the rest of the measurements are nearly equal.
Whether you prefer an automatic transmission or a manual, in the Rio you will be getting 27 mpg in the city, and 37 on the highway. Chevy comes close with the manual rated at 26 city/35 highway, but their automatic is only rated at 25/25. In order to get close to the Kia’s fuel economy, you have to get the expensive turbo motor option from Chevy. And with similar power, and nearly 300lbs less weight the Rio should be quicker too.
Kia gives you the best warranty coverage in the business, even on their lowest priced car. Chevrolet covers the Sonic for 3 years and 36k miles bumper to bumper, and 5 years or 100k miles on the powertrain side of things. Kia covers the whole car for 5 years or 60k miles, and the powertrain for 10 years or 100k miles. All of this on a car that starts several hundred dollars less too.
With a starting MSRP of less than $14,000, almost anyone can afford the 2015 Kia Rio, in sedan or 5 door hatchback. Buying one at Plaza Kia in Brooklyn NY makes it even more affordable yet.View Inventory