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Kia Rio 4 (YB) Sedan (2017-2020)

Neoscore 19%NEX score 39%

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Product Overview

Kia Rio 4 (code YB) is an affordable subcompact sedan in production from 2017 to 2020, whereupon it received a facelift. It is available with a range of inline-3 and inline-4 engines that displaced 1.0 to 1.6 liters.
Compared to the Gen3 model, the YB Rio has a more modern exterior styling. Its powertrain options, very much downsized as they are, now can be configured with a 7-speed double-clutch transmission, which is a much-appreciated addition.
Other pluses include the car's small 10.2m (33.5ft) turning circle and small footprint as a city car. However, the hatchback version may be a superior option in this regard.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 19% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Small turning circle
Cons
  • Miserably low engine output
  • Only available with small engines
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 39% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Powerful turbocharged three-cylinder engine
Cons
  • Lack of driver engagement
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Specifications

Variants:
1.6
1.6 AT

Capacity

Fuel Capacity
45.0 L / 11.9 gal
Passengers
5

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Drum
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Semi-independent, coil spring, Elastic beam
Tire Size
185/65 R15
Turning Circle
10.2 m / 33.5 ft

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
140 mm / 5.5 in
Size | Height
1450 mm / 57.1 in
Size | Length
4384 mm / 172.6 in
Size | Width
1725 mm / 67.9 in
Track Width | Front
1524.0 mm / 60.0 in
Track Width | Rear
1529.0 mm / 60.2 in
1.6Weight
1201.0 kg / 2647.8 lbs
1.6 ATWeight
1231.0 kg / 2713.9 lbs
Wheel Size
15 in
Wheelbase
2581 mm / 101.6 in

Performance

1.6Fuel Economy
7.3 L/100km / 32.2 MPG (combined) | 8.1 L/100km / 29.0 MPG (urban) | 6.3 L/100km / 37.3 MPG (highway)
1.6 ATFuel Economy
7.3 L/100km / 32.2 MPG (combined) | 8.4 L/100km / 28.0 MPG (urban) | 6.3 L/100km / 37.3 MPG (highway)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Engine | Compression Ratio
11.0:1
Engine | Displacement
1.6 L / 97.1 cu-in / 1591.0 cc
Engine | Power
130.0 hp / 96.9 kW @ 6300 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
81.7 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
Engine | Torque
161 Nm / 118.7 lb-ft @ 4850 rpm
Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
6-speed
1.6Transmission | Type
Manual
1.6 ATTransmission | Type
Automatic

Production

Availability
2017 ~ 2020

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 39%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
Kia Rio GT-Line follows same basic formula as Ford's popular ST-Line models. It features Kia's turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine its highest state of tune. Instead of the usual 98bhp found in 2 and 3-grade models, here it produces 116bhp. It's certainly more distinct than a vanilla Rio, thanks to its chrome tiger-nose grille up front, twin exhaust tips and roof spoiler.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful turbocharged three-cylinder engine
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Lack of driver engagement

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Kia Rio 1.0 T-GDi GT-Line 2018 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/kia/rio/first-drives/kia-rio-10-t-gdi-gt-line-2018-uk-review. 2018-09-25. Retrieved 2022-02-16.

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