5dr HB Man LX
Starting at $13,600 | Starting at 29 MPG City - 37 MPG Highway
Better fuel economy yet more power (versus last year) are probably two of the central points that will ring relevant to those cross-shopping the Rio against any of the competition. In addition to being one of the lowest-priced cars in the U.S. market, 2012 Rio is the first vehicle that's not either a hybrid or luxury model to feature fuel-saving engine start/stop technology, which momentarily shuts the engine off at stoplights. Also of interest to those looking to make a green vehicle choice, Kia notes that 85 percent of the Rio's materials are recyclable at the end of the vehicle's lifespan, and seat foams are 100-percent biodegradable.
The Kia Rio has been completely redesigned for 2012, with somewhat larger dimensions yet an all-new body structure that promises better crash protection without added heft. A new direct-injection engine and two new 6-speed transmissions help make tremendous gas-mileage gains as well, and all-new exterior and interior styling bring the Rio's look up to par with the larger Forte and Optima models.
The all-new 2012 Kia Rio comes in sedan or 5-door hatchback body styles and is offered in three different trim levels: LX, EX and SX. Regardless of the model, all Rios are powered by a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine. LX models come with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, while the other two trims only get the automatic. Although the system makes little difference in the official EPA ratings, those who commute in stop-and-go conditions might notice an improvement of several miles per gallon.
|Driver Crash Grade||
|Passenger Crash Grade||
|Side Impact Crash Test - Front||
|Side Impact Crash Test - Rear||
Braking & Traction
|Tire Pressure Monitoring System||Std|
|Driver Air Bag||Std|
|Passenger Air Bag||Std|
|Side Air Bag||Std|
|Side Head Air Bag||Std|
|Rear Head side Air Bag||Std|
|Child Safety Locks||Std|
|Electrochromic Rearview Mirror||Opt|
|Variable Inter. Wipers||Std|
Kia Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
|120-months/100,000-mile Powertrain warranty from original in-service date|
|Age/Mileage Eligibility||up to 5 model years old w/ less than 60,000 miles|
|Lease Term Certified||No|
|Roadside Assistance||10-Year/Unlimited Mileage from In-Service Date|
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