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2011 Kia Rio Sedan

Price Range: $12,295 - $16,095 | 27 MPG City - 34 MPG Highway

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2011 Kia Rio Sedan

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.

Model Strengths

  • Low base price
  • outstanding fuel efficiency
  • spacious interior
  • assured ride
  • maneuverability
  • long warranty.

Model Review

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.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

Rollover Resistance
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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

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

Road Visibility

Fog Lamps Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Std
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2011 Kia Rio Sedan

4dr Sdn SX

Engine

Engine Type 1.6L Gas I4
Horsepower 110 @ 6000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 107 @ 4500 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Capacity 11.9 gal
Fuel Economy 27 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 428.4 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD

Wheels

Rims 16 X 6.5 in.
Tires P205/45R16

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 39.6 in. / 42.8 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 37.8 in. / 34.3 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 11.9 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 98.4 in.
Curb Weight 2403 lb.
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2011 Kia Rio Sedan

4dr Sdn SX

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional
Wheel Locks Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Satellite Radio Standard

Exterior

Rear Spoiler Standard