With front bucket seats and three seat belts in back, the Rio theoretically has room for five people. All 2012 Kia Rio five-doors are fitted with an 11. Wind and road noise are fairly muted thanks to hood and dash insulators, and we found in our first drive that the Rio has comfortable but somewhat firm ride overall. The 2012 Kia Rio is a great value at this price point. They're equally good choices, though Kia thinks only about five percent of Rio drivers will take the manual box.
The gas mileage is pretty good. All models get three months of free Sirius Satellite radio. I really like the versatility the hatchback offers to haul stuff. I finally managed to get the thing unlatched, but it took a good 15 minutes. July 21, 2011 at 4:25 pm Philip, to each his own I guess. Past subcompact cars were ugly econoboxes that no one really wanted to drive.
Compared to the Rio5, the Ford Fiesta looks like a tumour on wheels. Leather seat trim is optional. All-in-all, the 2012 Kia Rio 5-door represents a remarkable value with plenty of style and features at a surprisingly low price. Since February more than 1100 songs have been submitted to Spotify through the… The Korean dynamic duo continues their seemingly unstoppable sales growth. It was exactly the combination I was looking for. There is not a ton of leg room for adults in the back seats, but it is not uncomfortable.
Kia pitches the Rio squarely in the subcompact class, with 88 cubic feet of interior space. Now, can they hold the price somewhere between 17K and 19K for a nicely equipped vehicle? With its redesign, the 2012 Kia Rio 5-Door goes from basic transportation to. The handsome leather-wrapped steering wheel is fitted with a full range of controls. Kia's flavor of this technology has fewer available voice commands for phone and audio. The traction control is definitely helpful, and the 17 inch wheels make for a smooth ride. All models have Kia's five-year, 60,000-mile warranty. The system further improves fuel economy of its all-new 1.
The front facia of the sedan looks like a ninja turtle, which is cool. Every 2012 Kia Rio has at least one thing in common: a 1. Leave a Comment Name Mail Website. Long legged folks take note. I got my in black and I would recommend this car for anyone. Under the Hood The Rio has a 138-horsepower, 1.
Operating 70mph, rpms are approximately 2500, which tells me the engine is not working hard on the Interstate. There's one powertrain in all Rio sedans and hatchbacks for the 2012 model year, and it's a smooth, and pretty powerful, 1. The optional soft-touch material on the door panels and leading edge of the dashboard is a nice touch, but the rest of the dash is unmistakably plastic. If the Launch is set for Sept. The new Rio offers more passenger room, thanks to the wheelbase that grew to 101.
All models have Kia's five-year, 60,000-mile limited warranty. With front bucket seats and three seat belts in back, the Rio theoretically has room for five people. Estimated 0-to-60 times are in the 9-second range. The Rio is an exceptional value, considering the amount of standard equipment that's offered in the base versions. . All 2012 Rios are powered by a 1. Can you believe the outside mirrors are heated electronically and fold into the car with the touch of a button? All of the surfaces are tight fit, this car feels solid! Most of the time this engine runs at a relatively low rpm unless your ask it to do more.
All of the controls and gauges are easy to read, and easy to reach. The previous-generation Carens was sold in the U. To give them access to what they knew and what most of us car nuts knew back around 2000-2001, a car market in Asia and in China that was going to just plain take off into the stratosphere. The Radio and Speakers are the worst of any car that I have ever owned. You have to tip the backseat forward to get to where you can reach them. Six airbags Dual front airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags are standard, along with three-point seatbelts.
With the Navigation model, the reverse rear camera has a delay of a few seconds to come on when you first start vehicle and put it in reverse. There are other competitors in this class that are better in one or two areas, but none have the overall combination of a terrific engine with an excellent 6 speed automatic transmission, lots of interior room, fantastic looks, an abundance of safety features, high tech gadgets, nimble handling, and the best warranty in the industry. The four-cylinder's pretty well muted and the transmission shifts cleanly, without any noticeable driveline shock and with quick response that Ford's PowerShift automatic hasn't matched in our drives. Economy cars are hitting new gas-mileage heights these days, and the Kia Rio hatchback and sedan are right there with the class leaders. Under the hood, all Rios get the same direct-injected 1.