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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 268 Ratings for the 2001 - 2005 models.

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

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."

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"

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"

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Very good service for 13 years

By on Sunday, June 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Dependable, economical, good basic transportation"

Cons: "Poor dealer support"

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

"Vehicles require maintenance. This is no exception. I followed the recommended maintenance schedule in the owners manual and never had an engine problem. I've read horror stories about camshaft belts breaking and bending valves and I have no doubt this has happened. If you don't replace the camshaft belt at the recommended interval you are gambling. The only real complaint I have is the rubber boots in the CV joints. They split after 7 years and the warranty would not cover them. It costs more for the dealer to replace the rubber boots than it cost to replace the entire CV Joint / Axle assembly myself. Replacing the assembly requires minimal mechanical experience, Three bolts and a clip. My other complaint is the dealer. The original dealer quit selling KIAs and the new dealer refused to honor the terms of my original warranty. He wanted a $100.00 inspection fee that was not in my warranty. I may be the exception but my experience is recommended maintenance kept my KIA on the road for 13 years so far and I have no reason to expect it will quit any time soon. The only reason I would not buy another is the local dealer is too difficult to do business with."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Fun and reliable to drive. Good gas milage. Tires

By on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 38,388

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
10/10
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
Not Rated

Cons: "No AC or cruise control."

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

"arein excellent condition, as the battery, which is less that a year old. Am selling only due to a death in the family."

7 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Great value

By on Monday, March 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 94,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "good value, reliable"

Cons: "paint job started fading after 5 years"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Loved this car. Great mileage, very reliable. I just kept up the regular maintenance as scheduled. I would get another one with no problem."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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