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2001 Kia Rio

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 22/Hwy 28/Comb 24 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Korea Country of Assembly: Korea

2001 Kia Rio Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
6.3
Out of 10

Based on 274 Ratings for the 2001 - 2005 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.1/10
    Quality
    6.5/10
  • Reliability
    7.2/10
    Performance
    6.6/10
  • Comfort
    6.6/10
    Styling
    6.7/10

CHEAP!

By on Sunday, November 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
3/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Electric Windows"

Cons: "Everything other than the windows"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"This vehicle has been nothing but problems, especially with it's transmission. Of the year and a half I've owned it, I've only been able to drive it for half of that time, maximum. The rest it's been in the shop, being repaired. It's an extremely cheap vehicle, not even including cruise control. I was honestly surprised it had electric windows, probably the car's best feature. If you're on a budget and looking for a car that will at least work, this isn't it. I have a used 2005 Rio, but with my experience, I'm scared to try a new one."

6 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Transmission about to give out. C V joints bad, al

By on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 20,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Transmission bad, makes loud noise when at traffic red light steering wheel shakes also CV joints are bad. left brake light is out also other problems unknown."

13 people out of 28 found this review helpful

Overall good car

By on Friday, August 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Comfortable, maneuverable, and fuel efficient"

Cons: "no power windows"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"This is a fairly reliable car with comfortable interior and great fuel mileage. It has standard features for it's time and has the characteristic problems you'd expect with any car over 10 years old, all minor and fixable."

9 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Interior elements prone to breakage

By on Friday, July 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "Cheap"

Cons: "climate controls break frequently."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"I have had to replace inside door handles, replace sun visors, repair door latches, and replace the climate controls (3 times now). It has also developed a short that I can not locate that blows the fuse to the right-tail light. Also has an issue where it will not start. Mechanic has not been able to isolate the issue because it happens at random."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Worst experience ever

By on Sunday, July 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 186,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
2/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "gets you from a to b"

Cons: "can cost you alot of money to keep going"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Piece of junk car it was a waste of space and time I have it for sale now if interested for a teenager this is an okay car"

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

it realy a nice little car

By on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 57,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"i drove my rio 367 miles back from iowa and i got just over 40 miles to the gallon, the car rides realy great for a small car i would recamend it to anyone"

13 people out of 18 found this review helpful

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