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Maneuverability; handsome styling; upscale features; available in multiple body styles; strong value quotient
The Kia Rio gets a new engine for 2020, a 1.6L 4-cylinder unit that despite being the same displacement as the outgoing engine, gets considerably better fuel economy. Fuel economy is further aided by a new continuously variable transmission which comes standard on the car. The end result? City mpg jumps by 5 mpg while highway ratings increase by 4 mpg. All told, the 2020 Rio is rated at a combined 36 mpg in city and highway driving.