Kia Rio Tire Sizes

Kia Rio Tire Guide: Size, Pressure, Rims, Alloy Wheel Specs
March 19, 2016 – 06:35 pm
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Everything you need to know about the tires on your Kia Rio!

The all-new 2015 Kia Rio is a tremendous value among the sub-compact cars on the market.

Not only does the model feature a world-class styling, it also boasts a very spacious cabin, spirited road manners and a plethora of standard amenities and safety features.

There are three different trim levels on the current Rio models, including the base LX, EX and range-topping SX.

The Kia Rio LX and EX are fitted with 185/65R15 tires, while the to-of-the-range 2015 Rio SX comes available with 205/45R17 tires.

Kia Rio 17-inch rims Posted below: a photo of Kia Rio 17-Inch alloy-wheels.

Rio Tire Size

  • LX: 185/65R15
  • EX: 185/65R15
  • SX: 205/45R17

Recommended Tire Pressure

The factory recommends 32 psi all around, however, many drivers find 32 psi a bit “soggy”, so they increase the psi up to 36.

According to many Rio owners, the 35 or 36 psi is a good compromise between performance and comfort.

However, we wouldn’t suggest the pressure to be higher than 36 psi as the ride gets firmer and most of people would find it uncomfortable.

Benefits of 34 to 36 psi

  • slightly firmer ride, but not uncomfortable
  • reduced wear
  • improved fuel consumption

Tips on best tires for your Rio

You should note that tires are one of the most important safety features of your vehicle.

After all, they are the car’s only contact with the road.

Therefore, you should always strive to buy only the highest quality tires, eventhough they may cost a few bucks more than the cheapest alternative.

We have compiled a list of tips that you should consider strongly when buying the “rubber” for your Kia:

  1. know the right size of the tires
  2. maintain your tires
  3. always buy new tire sets
  4. read latest reviews and ratings before you buy
  5. choose the most dependable companies (Good Year, Kumho, Pirelli, etc…)
OEM Kia Factory Kia Rio Spare Tire Kit (15" & 17" Wheels)
Automotive Parts and Accessories (OEM Kia)
  • Includes: spare tire, steel wheel, jack, tool kit, and jack/tool cases
  • Genuine Kia accessory
  • Kia designed 15 temporary mini spare specifically for vehicles with 15 AND 17 wheels
  • Fits 2012 - 2015 Kia Rio (vehicles with 15 & 17 wheels)
  • Tire will be mounted before item ships.
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