2021 Kia Rio for Sale in Escondido

Customize Your 2021 Kia Rio Now in Escondido

Commutes to the office and road trips to visit family are all made more fun and interesting when you're behind the wheel of a quality car that responds well and handles effortlessly. At North County Kia, where we proudly carry the full new vehicle inventory from the Kia brand name, we've got the perfect solution in your quest for an efficient and fun compact car, the 2021 Kia Rio.

Customizable in two different body styles, the Kia Rio is currently in its fourth generation. Whether you like a small sedan with the security of a locking trunk for cargo, or you prefer a versatile hatchback, the Rio has a style and a trim that will work for you.

What's New for 2021 and the Kia Rio?

As part of the 2021 model year edition, the new Kia Rio introduces San Diego and Temecula drivers to a handful of nice updates. On the outside, the exterior of this car gets a makeover, including a redesigned front end and new rear bodywork. On the inside, look for new technology, including an updated infotainment system, which comes paired to an 8-inch touchscreen display and has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

Trim Levels

Depending on the style you choose and the level of amenities you want, there are two well-equipped trim options in the greater Carlsbad area. Take your pick from these great options:

  • 2021 Kia Rio LX, which is only available in the sedan style
  • 2021 Kia Rio S, which can be ordered in either the sedan or the hatchback design

Power and Performance

A front-wheel drive only car, both 2021 Kia Rio designs come with the same engine and power rating. A 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine lives under the hoods of both the sedan and the hatchback models, putting out 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque. A continuously variable transmission is also standard.

When it comes to transporting your gear, the compact Rio is surprising useful and spacious. Opt for the sedan and you can look forward to up to 13.7 cubic feet of space for cargo in the trunk, which locks and keeps your important gear out of sight from passersby. Choose the stylish hatchback instead, and you can squeeze more gear into the rear hold, thanks to the flexible hatchback design. It gets up to 17.4 cubic feet with the backseats in place, and nearly 33 cubic feet total when you fold the backseats.


In keeping with its pedigree as a quality Kia vehicle, the 2021 Rio comes equipped with a range of modern-day amenities and features. Every model gets a complete list of the safety features Oceanside, CA drivers expect, including a comprehensive airbag system, traction control, tire pressure monitoring, and stability control.

Plus, Kia has an extensive package that can be added to further equip the Rio with sought-after safety features. This technology package includes a wide variety of amenities, including these great safety features:

  • A driver attention monitor and warning system that alerts you if it senses you're becoming fatigued behind the wheel
  • A lane departure warning to send you a signal if it senses you're drifting out of your lane
  • A lane keeping assistance system that helps steer the car back into its lane if it drifts
  • Forward collision mitigation to warn you of an impending crash
  • Automatic emergency braking

Learn More and Meet the 2021 Kia Rio in Escondido

Get ready to personalize your next car with our help. Our sales team can show you around both styles of 2021 Kia Rio and help you select the best one for your needs. Browse online and reach out to get started.

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