2019 Kia Rio Adds Tech Package & Gets Various Accolades

2019 Kia Rio Newburgh NY

Many of the same features return for the 2019 Kia Rio from its predecessor at our dealership serving Kingston NY while giving you affordability if you’re shopping for a new car on a budget and fuel economy rated at up to an EPA-estimated 37 mpg highway to make your commute get more with every gas tank.

You can opt for the 4-door sedan or the 5-door hatchback, so your driving needs are met to bring everything you desire along for the ride while giving passengers more than enough room to feel at home inside.

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One thing that has changed is the addition of the Tech Package. Available as an option for both versions of the Rio, this feature bundle includes:

  • Forward Collision Avoidance to help prevent collisions on the road
  • LED Headlights and Positioning Lights for enhanced visibility during inclement weather conditions
  • UVO eServices to give you 911 Connect, roadside assistance, vehicle diagnostics & more
  • Highline tire pressure monitoring system to let you know when your tires need air
  • Supervision meter cluster with a 3.5" LCD display to show vital vehicle information

But one thing that hasn’t changed is the fact that the 2019 Kia Rio keeps getting recognized by automotive critics with the honors it receives. This year, the compact car earned 4 accolades that we think you should know about.

2019 Kia Rio Awards

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1. IIHS Top Safety Pick

The Kia Rio has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for the 2nd year in a row! That’s because of the performance that both the sedan & hatchback versions offer in collisions including the highest rating of Good for the following tests:

  • Small overlap front on the driver's side
  • Moderate overlap front
  • Side impact
  • Roof strength
  • Head restraints & seats

That means passengers of all ages will stay safe during an accident inside the 2019 Kia Rio. Between the 6 airbags, front & rear crumple zones, side-impact door beams, LATCH child seat restraint system & 3-point seat belts for all seating positions, injuries will be minimized after a crash.

2. Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy

When you shop for a 2019 Kia Rio at our dealership serving Newburgh NY, you’ll know that it’s one of the best buys you can get for your money since Consumer Guide Automotive ranked it as one of the best after test driving more than 150 new vehicles.

The 2019 Kia Rio beat out the following models to become a Best Buy:

  • 2019 Chevy Sonic & Spark
  • 2019 Ford Fiesta
  • 2019 Honda Fit
  • 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 2019 Toyota Prius c & Yaris
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3. Car and Driver Editors' Choice Award

After test driving almost 500 new cars, Car and Driver gave the 2019 Kia Rio the Editors’ Choice Award. This vehicle was only 1 of 4 subcompact sedans to win and just 1 of 2 subcompact hatchbacks to walk away with the editors’ approval.

For both models, the judges cited the following reasons why they enjoyed driving the Rio:

  • Quick acceleration from the 130-hp 1.6L 4-cylinder engine
  • Nice ride quality
  • Sophisticated interior design

4. J.D. Power 2019 Initial Quality Study

Not only was Kia the highest ranking non-luxury brand in this year’s J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, but the 2019 Kia Rio was ranked the highest in the small car segment. It beat every other model including the other 2 finalists that we see on roads in the Poughkeepsie NY area: the 2019 Nissan Versa & 2019 Hyundai Accent.

J.D. Power measures initial quality by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles during the first 90 days of ownership, which means that the Kia Rio makes an exceptional first impression.

And you can see for yourself here at Dutchess Kia! Come take a 2019 Kia Rio for a test drive and find out why so many people in the Mid Hudson Valley are choosing this compact car as their next vehicle!

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