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2019 Kia Rio LX
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2019 Kia Rio LX

$15,300 | U.S. News Score: 8.7/10

The 2019 Kia Rio LX is proof that basic doesn’t mean bad when it comes to car-buying. The Rio is one of our highest-rated vehicles in our ranking of subcompact cars and was a finalist for our 2019 Best Subcompact Car for the Money award.

With a base price of $15,300, the Kia Rio LX is the least expensive model in the lineup. It does come with a few high-tech features, including Bluetooth connectivity and a basic touch-screen infotainment system. The 2019 model is the first year to come standard with power windows, so if you prefer crank windows, you should look for an otherwise similar 2018 model.

The current generation of the Rio scores a nearly perfect predicted reliability rating of 4.5 out of five. The Rio also has one of the best warranties in the business, with powertrain coverage for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Though a manual transmission is no longer available on the 2019 Rio, the sedan is still more fun to drive than many in the class. A small but peppy engine, strong brakes, and crisp steering work together to make the Rio and agile urban adventurer.

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