Kia Rio Tires: Size, Pressure, Rims, Alloy Wheel Specs

Kia Rio tire size

Things you need to know about the tires on your Kia Rio!

The all-new 2020 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.

U.S. consumers can choose between the 4-door sedan and 5-door hatchback with several trim levels being available. The Rio 4-door comes in 2 different trim levels (LX and S), while the Rio 5-door hatchback comes available in on trim level, the S.

2020 Kia Rio tire size

In the past, Kia Rio was offered with different sizes of tires (dimensions ranging from 15 to 17 inches). With the introduction of the latest version of the Rio sub-compact car, Kia have slimmed down the choices to only 1 size.

Fresh for the 2020 model year, the new Kia Rio comes fitted with 15-inch tires.

  • Kia Rio tire size: P185/65 R15
  • Kia Rio alloy wheel size: 5.5J x 15 (in.)

Spare tire in Kia Rio

You might be wondering whether Kia Rio offers the spare tire or not. The good news is that it does come standard with a 15-inch temporary tire, which is located in the trunk.

  • Kia Rio spare tire size: T125/80D15

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 Kia 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 (GoodYear, Continental, Michelin, Kumho, Pirelli, etc…)
  6. purchase only at the most-dependable tire stores, dealers or shops online
  7. check for latest tire deals, specials and coupons in order to save some bucks


  1. theresa foster says:

    I want to know what tyre pressures that my kia rio 2 is

  2. Jacqueline Quinn says:

    I have a Rio 2 65 plate and the tyres need inflating but the book doesn’t tell me to what psi!!
    help please

  3. Michael says:

    The side of my tire says 44 psi, is that not right?

  4. Cathy Johnson says:

    The left front tire on my 2009 KIA Rio5 LX is low. How much tire pressure should it have in it? Thank you.

  5. Michael Keeys says:

    Michael on February 24, 2017, it says max of 44 psi

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