Kia Motors has recently announced the prices of the two of its most in demand car models which is the 2013 Kia Rio sedan as well as the 5-door version. The announcement has also revealed that there was a significant increase in the prices of the two vehicles. Due to this, many car experts are expecting that the Rio sedan and the 5-door might have been equipped with new features that are not found in some of their Kia siblings. Fortunately, this expectation was already achieved by the two vehicles since both of these are very fuel-efficient and loaded with a new set of standard features.
Based on Kia’s statement, the base version of the Rio which is the LX model will be sold at a starting price of $14,350 which includes the $750 shipping charge. Compared to that of the previous year’s model, the current starting price of the latest version has increased by $200.
Kia’s announcement has also mentioned the latest starting price of the 5-door version of the Kia Rio which is $14,550 with the shipping charge already included. Just like the sedan version, the 5-door Rio’s latest pricing has also increased by $200. The said increase was probably triggered by the upgrades that were implemented on the 5-door Rio.
Aside from the additional standard features found on the 2013 Kia Rio sedan and the 5-door version, Kia is also offering the Idle Stop and Go Technology or the “ISG” as optional item for the two models and this can be had for an additional $400. This is regarded as one of the most important optional features that were offered on the Rio sedan and the 5-door since the ISG technology allows the vehicle to reduce its fuel consumption by making sure that the engine is turned off when the vehicle is not moving.
The ISG technology is also offered for the Rio sedan and the 5-door together with the Eco package that further improves each of the vehicle’s fuel consumption. An Eco package-equipped Rio obtained the estimated fuel economy ratings of 31 miles per gallon in the city and 40 miles per gallon on the highway. These ratings are far better compared to the base version’s ratings of 30 miles per gallon in the city and 40 miles per gallon on the highway.
Due to the increase in the price of the 2013 Kia Rio sedan, it is more expensive compared to the 2013 Ford Fiesta which is one of its closest competitors. The base version of the Fiesta is marketed with a starting price of $13,995 including the destination charge of $795.