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2006 Kia Rio

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 27/Hwy 32/Comb 29 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.6 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Korea Country of Assembly: Korea

2006 Kia Rio Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.1
Out of 10

Based on 175 Ratings for the 2006 - 2012 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.3/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    8.3/10
  • Comfort
    8.1/10
    Styling
    8.2/10

Vehicle has been very dependable. Ready to go.

By on Thursday, March 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 38,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Confident. Great start up. Acceleration wonderful."

Cons: "Regular size vehicle."

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

"Body on vehicle great with just two exceptional dings on the driver side passenger door. Rear bumper backed into by someone. No apparent damage. MP3 CD player not used. Front tires changed out last year. Ignition switched out due to tumbler being messed up in December 2013. was under warranty. Knock-Knock sensor changed out in December 2013 on a recall. No problems otherwise. Mechanically sound. Great Transportation."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Great little car!

By on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 67,500

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great price, great gas mileage, fun to drive"

Cons: "No cruise control, no MP3/iPod dock"

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

"I call this car my transformer because it's a compact car that acts like a pickup truck! I have thoroughly enjoyed owning and driving this car and it has never let me down! My overall rating and comfort & convenience rating are 9 out of 10 for two very minor reasons: 1. no cruise control and 2. no MP3/iPod dock. The gas mileage is great and I have hauled a lot of stuff in it from furniture to trees and shrubs! And I have NEVER gotten stuck in a snow storm! Routine maintenance has kept this car in tip top shape and very reliable."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

this is a very good little car

By on Friday, February 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "reliable and very good fuel economy"

Cons: "really nothing"

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

"Great car!I have driven this car daily for 4 years and can honestly say that this car has never wanted anything except for coil packs (3) and power steering belts (2). Very good powerfor daily driving with exellent handling characteristics. The pros are simple very reliable and very good car with a nice ammount of space. The cons are if you drive in either a city or a mountainous area the AC needs to off or turned down"

Purchased my car new in 2006 and still love it

By on Thursday, February 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 144,000

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
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Cold a/c, design features in and out, roomy."

Cons: "steering a bit difficult. No leather in 2006"

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

"At 144,440 miles I still love my car. Kia have the coldest A/c. I have never had to do anything with it except routine tasks like oil changes, shocks, struts, ignition coil. After 144,000 miles everything still works. Gets great gas mileage and drives fine for a compact wagon. The 2012 model made improvements with increasing the ease of use with steering as well as made it a smoother ride. Would buy another one in a heartbeat!"

i have had this 2006 rio for 6 years, very happy

By on Monday, January 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "cheap, dependable, quiet for a cheap compact"

Cons: "engine high rpms with 5 speed"

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

"purchased this used with 25k miles. it now has over 100k. i have the le model w/5speed and air. thats about all the options it has. it runs great, gets good mpg 28-33. i have had a few minor issues but nothing i wouldn't expect. at 90k front end was eating tires quickly, needed new ball joints to fix problem. (easiest ball joints i ever replaced on a car) starter went out at 95k (not so easy to get to). thats about all the work its needed besides brake pads. still runs great, not a rattle bucket, drives pretty quiet and smooth for the kind of car it is. i have been very happy with this car. one negitive is the engine high rpms on the hwy with the 5 speed. i put on a little taller tires and it helped."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

alignment issues from the start

By on Friday, January 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 33,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "decent gas milage, but not the 40 hwy advertised"

Cons: "poor workman ship, bad customer service"

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

"I have had this car since Jan of 2012. I never noticed any pulling, had my tires rotated as I should, yet had to replace tires in Mar 2013, and now again in jan 2014! The customer service I have received what I would call mediocre at best. They admit there are alignment issues, but are reluctant deal with much at all I have never had a new car give me problems like this. I am completely disgusted!"

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