2023 Kia Rio in Kitchener, ON

Kia Rio at Kitchener Kia

The 2023 Kia Rio is the latest version of the automaker’s platform that proves more isn’t always better. Kia designers understand that subcompact hatchbacks still have plenty of fans in the modern vehicle marketplace. Future 2023 Rio buyers will be getting a nimble, lightweight platform that will sip fuel and is perfect for navigating crowded city streets or taking advantage of small parking spots other platforms can’t use. Independent expert reviews have praised the 2023 Rio for being a great car for city commuting, its solid build at a competitive price, and, of course, for its strong fuel economy scores.

Follow along with Kitchener Kia as we take a closer look at this innovative and affordable platform.

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Exterior Features

Compact & Nimble Design

Kia engineers ensured that the 2023 Kia Rio is able to deliver as much capability as possible through its compact and nimble design. Street parking, navigating densely packed parking lots and other areas where space is at a premium are all areas where the 2023 Rio will excel.

Colour Options

Not only is the 2023 Rio fun to drive, but it will also be pleasing to the eye. The subcompact compact Kia Rio is available in seven different colour options:

  • Aurora Black
  • Ice Blue
  • Radiant Red
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sporty Blue
  • Steel Grey
  • Ultra Silver
Specifications: 2023 Kia Rio LX+
Length (mm) 4,065
Width (mm) 1,725
Height (mm) 1,450
Wheelbase (mm) 2,580
Curb Weight (kg) 1,229 – 1,321

Interior Features

Perfect for Winter Conditions

The bitter cold of an Ontario winter comes for all of us, regardless what kind of vehicle you drive. Owners of the 2023 Kia Rio can count on heated front seats and a heated steering wheel in many trim grades to keep them warm.

Automatic Climate Control

Our area might be known for its cold, but let’s not forget about the heat of summer. The standard automatic climate control system can easily make any weather conditions more tolerable on the longest drives.

Specifications: 2023 Kia Rio LX+
Head Room (front) (no sunroof) (mm) 987
Head Room (rear) (mm) 964
Shoulder Room (front) (mm) 1,375
Shoulder Room (rear) (mm) 1,355
Hip Room (front) (mm) 1,344
Hip Room (rear) (mm) 1,330
Leg Room (front) (mm) 1,070
Leg Room (rear) (mm) 850
Volume Behind Second Row (L/cu-ft) 493 / 17.4

Performance & Capability


Every 2023 Kia Rio available at the Kitchener Kia showroom will be equipped with a naturally aspirated 1.6-litre, four-cylinder engine. It will produce 120 horsepower and 113 pound-feet of torque.


Buyers will have a couple of transmission options available depending on which trim grade they choose to take home. The LX+ MT employs a six-speed manual transmission. And the rest of the lineup uses the automaker’s Intelligent Variable Transmission.

Drive Mode Select

Get the most of the latest Rio’s performance profile with the hatchback’s four driving modes. Each one can be chosen to meet the conditions of the road and the desires of the person behind the wheel. The available driving modes include:

  • Comfort
  • Eco
  • Sport
  • Smart
Engine Specifications: 2023 Kia Rio
Engine 1.6L 4-cylinder MPI
Transmission IVT
Horsepower 120
Torque (lb-ft) 113


Hands-Free Connectivity

You aren’t alone if you feel like you and the people around you are busier than ever. Stay in contact with everyone you need to without sacrificing safety in the 2023 Kia Rio. Most trim grades are equipped with wireless access to both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. These suites of software will expand the ways people use their phones while driving.

Kia Connect Applicaiton

Many features and functions of the 2023 Kia Rio can be controlled remotely, from the owner’s smartphone. The Kia Connect app will allow owners to view the car’s status, start the engine, set the climate controls and more — all from the automaker’s app.


Blind Spot Collision Warning

The available Blind Spot Collision Warning system will give driver’s advanced warning that an obstacle or another vehicle is present in their blind spot. This feature will help cut down on chances of an inadvertent collision.

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist

Events can unfold quickly on the road. Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist is always on the lookout for surprises that could put people in danger. If something occurs ahead of the 2023 Rio, the technology can automatically activate the brakes if the driver can’t do so quickly enough.

Lane Keep Assist

It’s easy for drivers to lose focus after traveling long distances on the highway. Lane Keep Assist will make sure the 2023 Rio stays inside the intended lane of travel. If a driver accidentally drifts one way or another, they will get an alert to take corrective action.

2023 Kia Rio Trims

Kia Rio


Starting at $17,445*

Feature Highlights:
– 15-inch steel wheels
– Halogen headlights
– Daytime running lights
– Remote keyless entry

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Kia Rio


Starting at $18,645*

Feature Highlights:
– 15-inch steel wheels
– Halogen headlights
– Intelligent Variable Transmission
– Remote keyless entry

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Kia Rio

LX Premium

Starting at $20,045*

Feature Highlights:
– 15-inch alloy wheels
– Sunroof
– Heated steering wheel
– 4.2-inch instrument cluster

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Kia Rio

EX Premium

Starting at $22,995*

Feature Highlights:
– 17-inch alloy wheels
– High-gloss interior trim
– Automatic climate control
– Kia Connect

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Everyone at Kitchener Kia is ready to help you with anything you need when you buy a new Kia, a used Kia or any other platform available at our facility. When you complete the paperwork for your 2023 Kia Rio, make sure to ask our service advisors about scheduling your first oil change. This will help you get in the habit of keeping up with regularly scheduled maintenance – the key to keeping your Rio in peak condition.

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