The 2021 Kia Rio S has indeed been revamped for the model year, which means it feels and looks current-gen. The Rio receives significant updates for 2021, including restyled front and rear fascias and a brand-new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

You can even select new packages that include a proximity key, developed driver aids, and LED taillights. The 2021 Kia Rio S IVT is fun to drive and has a sporty efficiency that you might not expect initially. Furthermore, for such a low price, the components used in its design may meet your standards. All of this would be the result of its previous redesign a few years earlier, and this year’s mid-cycle refresh enhances its style even further.

As far as cabins go, this one looks surprisingly spacious if you sit up front but not so great if you’re sitting in the back. Taller back seat passengers will notice that there isn’t much head or elbow room, and only two individuals can comfortably fit there. However, considering the absence of a telescoping and tilting steering column, the driver’s seat is sufficiently adjustable to allow for a comfortable seating position.

The S model includes remote keyless entry, an alarm system, a trunk opener, and the option of outfitting Smart Key with a motor immobilizer and a motion sensor start. The S IVT can be equipped with the Uvo link infotainment system, including SiriusXM Satellite Radio interconnection. Front tweeters are included with the standard 6-speaker audio system in the Rio S IVT, and cordless smartphone app connectivity is available via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. On top of all that, the rear-view camera features dynamic parking guidance, Bluetooth remote access, and audio controls affixed on the steering column. Siri Eyes Free comes standard in all trims, as is a front-facing USB port. A 12-volt power outlet is also included. Now that you’ve read the Kia Rio S Review, visit Westside Kia and choose your favorite Kia ride from the extensive inventory.

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