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2002 Kia Rio

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
6.3
Out of 10

Based on 272 Ratings for the 2001 - 2005 models.

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  • Value
    7.2/10
    Quality
    6.5/10
  • Reliability
    7.2/10
    Performance
    6.6/10
  • Comfort
    6.6/10
    Styling
    6.8/10
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Worst vehicle ever !

By on Thursday, August 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 40,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
2/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "Great price"

Cons: "very cheap interior, tranny problems"

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

"This car was a headache from day one. I would never buy a Kia again."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Good Little Car

By on Friday, August 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "reasonable price, reliable, low maintenance"

Cons: "No cup holders in back seat, tight for 3 in back"

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

"My Kia Rio has been a good little car. Very reliable and dependable car."

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."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

A great small car

By on Thursday, July 31, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 51,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive. A little noisy"

Cons: "Large glove box, roomy trunk"

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

"This was a great small car. Very comfortable seating. Good gas Mileage, 36 hwy."

1 person out of 2 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."

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