2011 Kia Rio Sedan
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The subcompact 2011 Kia Rio, along with its hatchback variant Rio5, continues to be centered in the marketplace as an inexpensive economy car. Placed in the lowest price of the Kia Rio lineup, the base sedan model is fitted with standard MP3-compatible audio system featuring Sirius satellite radio. Also included on the 2011 Kia Rio Base is safety technology including 6 airbags and tire pressure monitoring. Providing a deeper assortment of vehicle equipment is the LX and SX models found on either the 2011 Kia Rio or Rio5. Air conditioning and four-wheel anti-lock brakes are added onto the Rio LX trim while SX models provides standard power window as well as remote keyless entry. The 2011 Kia Rio continues to use an economy car-focused 1.6 liter inline-4 engine. Producing only 110 horsepower, the engine can be combined with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission in order to achieve impressive fuel mileage. The 2011 Kia Rio fitted with a 5-speed manual obtains 28 miles city and 34 highway per gallon of gasoline. The 2011 Rio using the automatic transmission suffers a single mile drop in city range but sports a surprising 36 miles per gallon in highway driving. Though an entry-level vehicle, the 2011 Kia Rio offers a factory assurance through a 5-year/60,000 mile limited warranty.
Benefits of Driving a 2011 Kia Rio Sedan
The 2011 Kia Rio is one of the lowest-priced cars for sale in the U.S., and it is also one of the more fuel-efficient with a EPA highway rating of up to 36 mpg. It stands out for its nicely tuned suspension, which offers a less choppy ride than many other small cars and for its generous interior space; according to Kia, the Rio sedan's 92.2 cubic feet of passenger volume is larger than either the Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla.
What's new for 2011?
For 2011, manual transmission availability shrinks to the base trim, on which it is the only available transmission option.
- Low base price
- outstanding fuel efficiency
- spacious interior
- assured ride
- long warranty.
All 2011 Kia Rio models are powered by a 110-horsepower, 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, matched with either a standard 5-speed manual or available 4-speed automatic transmission, and all are front-wheel drive. With the 5-speed manual, the Rio returns 28 mpg city, 34 mpg highway in the EPA cycle. The Rio does slightly better with the automatic transmission, returning 36 mpg on the highway.