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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 278 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

good little 4 cylinder car

By on Monday, July 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "good gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"good looking car, inside & out, no pictures to add at this time, great gas mileage, a/c works great, bought approximately 2 months ago, not adapting well to the lack of the power steering option & shifting, years ago, no problem. I have bad shoulders & right elbow, the more I drive the car, the more pain I'm in. I need a 4cyl, automatic."

2 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Very reliable transportation

By on Friday, July 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 132,300

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Great price and gas mileage!"

Cons: "Only thing I'd change would be to have air!"

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

"I bought this car new...no frills...needed dependable transportation ....this car has been fantastic! Has never given me trouble, never broken down, always starts, very good on gas...I've spent a little over $1000.00 in 14 years of ownership to replace timing belt, boots, etc....never wore out just as precaution....I've changed oil approx every 3000 miles.....great transportation car! AAA told me they've never had a call for a Kia! I wouldn't be getting rid of it but have a new grandchild and need air conditioning and more airbags.....I will buy another Kia!"

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

it is dependable and decent on gas, a lot of fun

By on Sunday, May 31, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 202,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "good running,"

Cons: "small gas tank"

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

"It has a lot of highway miles put on it , it has been to new York ,Tennessee, Colorado, new Jersey, Kansas and Texas. Minor repairs"

3 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Worst Car Ever

By on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 82,000

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
1/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
1/10

Pros: "None"

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

"I don't think I will ever buy a Kia again. This car has been nothing but trouble. It hasn't even reached 100,000 miles and the engine is failing. The car shakes all the time. It does not like to accelerate which is a big problem when I try to drive on the interstate. I have to constantly take it to a shop to get it fixed. Plus I hate the manual locks and windows! Overall a terrible car!"

7 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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."

23 people out of 36 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."

23 people out of 43 found this review helpful

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