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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 197 Ratings for the 2006 - 2011 models.

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

Great price, great car.

By on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 38,000

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
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Value. Durability. Styling."

Cons: "Paint finish scratches easily."

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

"I bought this car brand new in 2010 and have had zero problems. The mileage is actually getting better as it ages. I'm 6'2" and the drivers seat is extremely comfortable. For the money it is one of the most reliable cars I've ever owned."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Reliable and sturdy compact car!

By on Friday, February 19, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 109,500

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
5/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Reliability."

Cons: "Ride comfort"

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

"I bought my 2006 Kia Rio used in 2013 with around 80,000 miles. So, I've owned it for 3 years and put in about 40,000 miles on it. I have had no problems with this compact car. All I have done is regular maintenance: replacing spark plugs and timing belt. I am very happy with the reliability and quality of this car. Also I have driven this car from coast to coast a few times. I live in Texas but have driven this car to Savannah, Georgia three times and to LA once. I have driven this car to NJ to visit my sister and back also. This car has gone through a lot of driving but there is no showing of wearing or problems on the horizon. The only downside is lack of ride comfort. But you can't expect that from a compact car so I will accept that shortcoming."

7 people out of 16 found this review helpful

This car is a lemon and a black hole for money!

By on Friday, February 5, 2016

I owned and sold this car

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great on gas!"

Cons: "Everything else!"

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

"I bought this car several years ago and head a constant headache from the moment I drove it out of the lot. All the bearings went, recalls on parts, brake issues, the timing belt, electrical issues, fuses blown, you name it! Every other week I had to replace a bulb on a turning signal or brake light. The cloth ceiling started falling down and the brake sensor started going at 60k. Any little things like buttons or clips made from cheap plastic will break. The entire setup is cramped and uncomfortable and made of cheap light-colored cloth that stains easily. Any money you think you're saving on this "value" of a car will be dumped into this black hole of an investment no matter how well you think you "maintain your vehicles". I dropped 6K (at least) on the constant minor repairs on this cheap plastic car in the first two years of ownership alone. I was lucky anyone even gave me any money for it when I sold it last year since Kias violently devalue. Get a Toyota and save yourself the hassle. I know I did."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

New tires, minimal inside wear, outside dings

By on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 21,186

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "only 21,186 original miles"

Cons: "minor scratches, normal wear inside but clean"

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

"Only 21,186 miles. Brand new tires, alignment, outside dings and minor scratches from shopping carts that users don't put in their proper location, minor squirrel skids (have repaired most of them), front & rear camera black boxes, minimal inside wear, no visible rust, undercoating maintain by owner, maintenance every 5,000 miles (uses synthetic oil)and best spark plugs installed, new air filter."

18 people out of 36 found this review helpful

Good transportation.

By on Monday, August 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 87,000

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
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Good gas mileage , and dependable"

Cons: "Road and wind noise."

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

"Had timing belt replaced at about 70,000 miles. One spark plug coil went bad at 80,000, so I replaced the spark plugs at that time also. Only other issue was the condensation drain for the A/C plugged up, resulting in wet carpet on right side floor. Pretty simple fix. Really, excellent transportation for the money."

12 people out of 19 found this review helpful

it's aight

By on Monday, June 8, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
6/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "great gas mileage"

Cons: "literally everything else"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"It's an ok car... She gets great gas mileage. I can drive from Jackson Hole to Salt Lake on one $27 tank of gas. Don't even try getting up any kind of incline without getting significant momentum or you'll be in 4th gear going 15mph. If you live in a flat city and never plan on leaving, this car is ok. For anyone who even has a steep driveway..... keep looking."

17 people out of 28 found this review helpful

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