Available in three models, the 2018 KIA Rio is a compact sedan that has entry-level amenities. This economical car runs on a 1.6 L GDI engine that's compatible with two transmission systems. Some high-tech amenities that are available in the Rio include the UVO eServices infotainment system and Apple CarPlay. Leather upholstery is available for the vehicle's front seats and the steering wheel. Customers who are interested in the 2018 KIA Rio in Michigan could contact Glassman Auto Group for detailed information on technical specifications, optional packages and other topics.


The 2018 KIA Rio in Michigan is available with a 7.0-inch touch screen that has a floating design. This high-resolution display offers access to the UVO eServices platform that's loaded with many convenient applications. The Glassman Auto Group will talk about the infotainment system's mobile-friendly design. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay can be utilized to sync external apps on compatible smartphones. By turning on wireless Bluetooth technology, the driver or front passenger may make hands-free phone calls on the road. A 2018 Rio review covers information on the car's entertainment options, such as SiriusXM Satellite Radio and AM/FM radio. A sound system with six speakers generates good acoustics from any music source.


A Michigan KIA dealership will be excited about showing off the exterior design of the Rio. This compact model has a sleek profile that's optimized for excellent aerodynamic performance at any speed. A tiger-nose design is integrated into the front mesh grille that's already sculpted to deflect and divert airflow. Having an oval shape that slightly protrudes forward, the front fog lights generate plenty of illumination in hazy or dark conditions. Halogen multi-reflector lenses are installed in the headlamps that also produce powerful illumination. This KIA rolls on 15-inch alloy wheels that have a multi-spoke configuration. Equipped with a solar control glass, the Rio is unlikely to get heated by excessive UV radiation from the sun. A heated rear glass with a timer prevents snow and frost from accumulating during the winter.


Having a unibody frame that includes high-strength steel, the 2018 KIA Rio is very robust for its compact size. This agile model has a curb weight of less than 3,000 pounds. A motor driven power steering system generates good leverage for handling this lightweight car on any road. A 2.8 lock-to-lock turn ratio indicates that the Rio is optimized for making sharp turns on narrow paths. A turning circle of just less than 34 feet is also designed for urban settings. A KIA dealer in Michigan will mention that the Rio is equipped with gas shock absorbers that mitigate the effects of harsh bumps and vibrations from the road. MacPherson struts and stabilizer bars are installed in the front of the car. The rear chassis is supported by a coupled torsion beam axle. This versatile model is also equipped with front ventilated disc brakes and solid rear disc brakes that deliver reliable stopping power in hazardous situations.


The 2018 KIA Rio is driven by a 1.6 L engine that has four cylinders in an inline configuration. Using gasoline direct injection (GDI) technology, this compact engine generates up to 130 horsepower and slightly less than 120 pound-feet of torque. Every combustion cycle is managed by the Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) technology. A manual transmission system with six gear speeds is available in this compact model. Featuring the Sportmatic technology, a six-speed automatic transmission system delivers sporty performance on any paved road. A 2018 Rio review mentions that this versatile transmission system includes an overdrive feature that's tuned for agile handling. A KIA dealership in Michigan provides insights on the vehicle's front-wheel drive (FWD) system that delivers quick acceleration. Thanks to the Hill-Start Assist Control, this compact car won't roll backward when it begins to move against a steep slope.


A 2018 Rio review includes data on the electronic stability control (ESC) that's standard in every trim. This technology compensates for wheel spin and other erratic movements that occur on slippery or rough roads. In order to keep the car on its intended path, the ESC applies the brakes and reduces the engine's output. A Michigan KIA Dealership will also tell customers that the Rio is equipped with the vehicle stability management (VSM) technology. This function comes on when there's a difference between the steering direction and the actual path of the wheels. All of the disc brakes in this car are linked to the electronic brake force distribution (EBD) system and anti-locking brake system (ABS) that reduce the stopping distance on wet pavement. Customers in Michigan will also be amazed by the Rio's optional Autonomous Emergency Braking, which can prevent or mitigate the severity of a forward collision. This active safety feature uses multiple sensors to estimate the distance to another vehicle that's in front. When it comes to passive safety, the Rio has six standard air bags that provide prompt protection against forward, side and rear collisions. Front and rear crumple zones also mitigate the damage to various parts of the cabin. When a forward crash is imminent, the seat belts in the front seats will automatically tighten.

Auto shoppers who want to test drive the 2018 KIA Rio in Michigan should visit Glassman Auto Group. At this Michigan KIA Dealership, clients can explore all of the standard and optional feature that are available for the compact Rio model.

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