Kia Rio Engine Oil Finder

The Kia Rio is a compact car that has been in production since 1999. As the successor to the Kia Pride, great expectations were placed on the model and it hasn't disappointed. The Rio is now in its fourth generation and is still very popular.

Generally spaking the Kia Rio has excellent driving reviews. The Rio offers plenty of space in the front seats and in terms of price vs performance ratio its very good. You get a lot of car for the money. As with all Kia's, the Rio comes with a seven-year warranty, the best warranty period the car industry has to offer.

The design of the Kia Rio can be described as modern. The large windows offer a good all-round view. The edges of the vehicle can also be seen clearly. The distance warning and the reversing camera provide supporting services. The exterior mirrors are very large and provide a wide field of vision. The interior mirror, on the other hand, is just big enough. The B-pillar becomes annoying when getting in and out, on the rear doors more than on the front doors.

Motor oil is a vital part of your Kia Rio's engine. It provides the much needed lubrication to many of the internal parts of an engine. One of its key job is to prevent wear and tear on the moving parts and helps keep the engine running smoothly. Without oil, the engine would cease up almost immediately.

Regularly checking and changing your Kia Rio engine oil is really important. Every time you start and run your car, very fine by-products from the combustion in the engine will be collected in the engine oil. This is one of the reasons why over time the oil goes black. If these contaminants build up too much and exceed the capacity of the oil it can have a negative impact on your car’s overall efficiency and actually effect its performance as it creates sludge and increased wear in the engine block.

Every engine oil will have its viscosity grade labelled on the packaging. This will look something like 0W-20, 5W-30 or 5W-40. This grading is used to measure how thick / fluid the oil is and help ensure you buy the right oil for your car. The lower the viscosity grade of the oil, the more fluid and thinner it will be than those with a high grade (higher numbers) which will be much less running and thick.

So which engine oil should you buy for your Kia Rio? Whether you are topping up your Kia Rio oil or doing a full change of your Kia Rio's oil it is really important that you use the correct grade of oil.

We have listed all the Kia Rio models and engine types in the following table, as well as the correct engine oil grade for each of the cars. You can use the search and filter to easily find the right engine oil for your Kia Rio.

Car Make & Model Year Oil Grade
Kia Rio 1.0 T-GDI Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
0W-30 or 5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Rio 1.0 T-GDI Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
0W-30 or 5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Rio 1.2 MPI Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
0W-30 or 5W-30 or 15W-40
Kia Rio 1.2 MPI Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
0W-30 or 5W-30 or 15W-40
Kia Rio 1.4 MPI Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
0W-30 or 5W-30 or 15W-40
Kia Rio 1.4 MPI Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
0W-30 or 5W-30 or 15W-40
Kia Rio 1.4 CRDi Diesel 2017,
2018,
2019
0W-30 or 5W-30
Kia Rio 1.4 CRDi Diesel 2020,
2021,
2022
0W-30 or 5W-30
Kia Rio 1.6 Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30
Kia Rio 1.6 Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30
Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi Diesel 2011,
2012,
2013
0W-30 or 5W-30
Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi Diesel 2014,
2015
0W-30 or 5W-30
Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi Diesel 2016,
2017
0W-30 or 5W-30
Kia Rio 1.2 CVVT Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Rio 1.2 CVVT Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Rio 1.2 CVVT Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Rio 1.4 CRDi Diesel 2011,
2012,
2013
0W-30 or 5W-30
Kia Rio 1.4 CRDi Diesel 2014,
2015
0W-30 or 5W-30
Kia Rio 1.4 CRDi Diesel 2016,
2017
0W-30 or 5W-30
Kia Rio 1.4 CVVT Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40 or 0W-40
Kia Rio 1.4 CVVT Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40 or 0W-40
Kia Rio 1.4 CVVT Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40 or 0W-40
Kia Rio 1.6 CVVT Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40 or 0W-40
Kia Rio 1.6 CVVT Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40 or 0W-40
Kia Rio 1.6 CVVT Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40 or 0W-40
Kia Rio 1.6 Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30
Kia Rio 1.6 Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30
Kia Rio 1.6 Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30


As a small car, the Kia Rio has various alternatives. The Opel Corsa, Ford Fiesta and VW Polo are available in this vehicle class. In terms of dimensions, the vehicles differ by only a few centimetres. In terms of price and equipment, the Kia Rio performs significantly better than the alternatives. It offers the best equipment at the lowest price and can score here with its good price-performance ratio.
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Disclaimer:
While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information, no guarantee is given nor responsibility taken for errors or omissions in the database. Please check your vehicle's handbook or directly with the manufacturer to ensure you are using the correct oil.