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2013 Kia Rio. 75,000 miles. I plan to drain-and-fill the 6-speed automatic transmission. What are some non-Kia transmission fluids that are compatible with the OEM fluid? Thanks for your help.

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I use Valvoline Maxlife ATF.
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Aftermarket fluids must be compatible with OEM specs and warranties. Check the KIA service data in your owner's manual and go from there.
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If your Rio is about same as Canadian one then on page 382 of the PDF below it says SP-IV ATF, Kia genuine is last one on their list .. LOL :

MaxLife works great, using it myself, done 2 drain and fills on each car, my schedule is a D/F every 30K miles.
You'll need about a gallon and a quart.
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