2018 Kia Rio vs 2018 Kia Rio5

2018 Kia Rio sedan vs 2018 Kia Rio5 hatchback side-by-side exterior front views

When you are in the market for a compact car, you tend to have a few specific reasons for this kind of vehicle in mind, and chief among them is perhaps the fuel economy which you and your wallet can enjoy. Indeed, compact cars offer ample efficiency, and many of them are able to do so while still delivering a spirited and confident drive. Still, if you are thinking about purchasing a compact car, you might find yourself debating one more thing—sedan or hatchback? That's where we come in. The Kia lineup includes the Rio and Rio5. The former is a sedan, and the latter is a hatchback, as its name implies. Which one is right for you? Let's take a look at the 2018 Kia Rio vs the 2018 Kia Rio5.

Click the button below to see our selection of Rio and Rio5 models, or continue reading to learn more about the similarities and differences between these efficient cars.

2018 Kia Rio


2018 Kia Rio5

Compact Sedan Style Compact Hatchback
28/37 City/Hwy MPG Fuel Economy (Automatic) 28/37 City/Hwy MPG
13.7 Cubic Feet Cargo Volume 17.4 Cubic Feet
172.6 Inches Length 160 Inches

What's the main difference between the Rio and Rio5?

The Kia Rio and Rio5 differ in one area in particular—the style. Both of these vehicles can get as much as 28 city and 37 highway mpg with their automatic transmissions. Each of the models' base trim levels are also available with a manual transmission, which bumps up the city fuel economy to 29 mpg in both vehicles. Both models come with the kind of safety features you have come to appreciate from Kia, including Hill Start Assist Control and Electronic Brake-force Distribution. Both of these vehicles also offer up important features as you climb their respective trim ladders (LX, S, and EX in both cases). Such available features include a rearview camera and remote keyless entry for your convenience.

Whether you opt for the Rio or the Rio5 depends on your preferences for sedans or hatchbacks. The Rio offers 13.7 cubic feet of space in the trunk, while the Rio5 can fit up to 17.4 cubic feet of luggage behind the rear seats. When you fold those rear seats of the Rio5 down, you open it up to as much as 32.8 cubic feet of room for your items.

So, which do you prefer? Continue to browse our inventory, or please feel free to contact us today and we will be happy to assist you.