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2005 Kia Rio

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Information shown for entry-level Wagon.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 29/Comb 24 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.6 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Korea Country of Assembly: Korea

2005 Kia Rio Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
6.3
Out of 10

Based on 264 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

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."

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."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Great little car

By on Sunday, January 19, 2014

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

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "very good on gas, very reliable, taken gd care of."

Cons: "small but comfortable"

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

"I have never had any major problems with this car. Every 30,000 miles it has been serviced by dealership engine in Excellent condition. New brakes , new clutch , new timing chain, new tires and brakes, oil changed since first purchased brand new every 3 to 5000 miles. Few bumps and dings on body new rear speakers good sound system"

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Great Vehicle If You Are Not Big On Features

By on Saturday, November 09, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,000

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
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "inexpensive small sedan"

Cons: "slow acceleration"

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

"The 2001 Rio is a great car if you want something that isn't too big or small. If you are not big on features and are the only passenger in this car, this is a car for you. I love the gas mileage it gets and being able to fit the car into tight spots. The trunk sits lower in this car so vision is better when backing out. The only drawback is acceleration can be a little slow at times and problems with the spark plugs. Misfiring of the spark plugs caused my car to stall. There is no trunk release inside the car and on a very windy day you can feel the wind moving around the car. Overall my experience has been good."

7 people out of 10 found this review helpful

This was a great car. 184,000 miles W/out problems

By on Saturday, October 12, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 184,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Gas millage, price, reliability"

Cons: "Load on road, shaking noise when go over bumps"

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

"I have owned this car for 12 years, 184,000 miles. No major repairs called for. Not great pick up, and a little loud on the road, but otherwise I can not say a bad thing about it. Time for a new car after 12 years. You will be missed and thanks for 12 reliable years."

9 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Decent small compact!

By on Saturday, September 28, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive - easy to park - good on gas!"

Cons: "No engine power - Not comfortable - Cheaply made!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"This vehicle is a decent small compact car. The quality of this particular year is OK but could have been a lot better. They have improved this vehicle a lot since 2005 making it better. You generally get what you pay for but this car is fairly easy to work on and most of the parts are cheap. It is a great little car for running around town but its not much of a open highway/expressway vehicle for power or comfort. The gas mileage is fairly good!"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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