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Overall Rating
8.1
Out of 10

Based on 52 Ratings for the 2012 - 2017 models.

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  • Value
    8.5/10
    Quality
    8.1/10
  • Reliability
    9.0/10
    Performance
    7.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.0/10
    Styling
    8.2/10
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great little car

By on Friday, October 3, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 28,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"Drives fine for a small car, handles well. Great gas mileage and can't beat the warranty"

15 people out of 15 found this review helpful

HAPPY ACCIDENT!!!

By on Friday, May 13, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 43,000

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
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great price, good on gas, sporty look and design"

Cons: "no middle console"

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

"I went to the dealership with intentions on buying a toyota camry. The Rio was next to the camry and it's red color caught my eye so I asked to test drive it. What a great surprise! It's very roomy on the inside and the body is a sleek, sporty design that I really love. It had a lot of features the camry didn't offer, such as the warranty, satellite radio, and eco function for gas. I have had it for about 2 months and so far no complaints! Really great on gas, and handles well on the road. I would recommend this car to anyone who wants a sporty sedan, with bells and whistles, without the high costs. Great for the price! Good luck :-)"

12 people out of 12 found this review helpful

A peppy reliable car

By on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 42,187

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "pep, gas mileage, spacious, steering"

Cons: "With height hard to get in without bending over"

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

"This car is a peppy car. With a 11 gallon gas tank it states 337 miles till empty. It has pep and zip. Power steering is great. Spacious interior and nice looking as well. The only problem is getting in I have to bend a little more then usual at 6'1". The paint quality is great and so has been mechanical reliability. I really like this little car."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Great Starter Car

By on Friday, August 5, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 96,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Cheap, Good Gas Mileage"

Cons: "Paint started to peel after warranty was up"

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

"I bought a 2004 Kia Rio brand new and have close to 96,000 miles on it. It's a great base line car that can't be beat for gas mileage. The only faults I have for this car are that the engine/road noise has always been a bit loud - but clearly livable since I've owned it for 12 years. Very few issues other than normal servicing. The paint started to peel off of the door handles after 10 years and it was out of warranty. Audio unit and speakers are still going strong. It's a great little car."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Just did a test drive

By on Sunday, September 9, 2012

I want this car

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"Just finished test driving this car WOW was I surprised.It did not feel like a small car at all I`m 6ft. 200lbs. I had all the room I needed to drive.Steering was very responsive and when I ran over a few pot holes in the street it handled them more like a larger car.On the same day I test drove the KIA I also test drove a Ford Fiesta and a Ford Focus.I was leaning towards Ford because hey I`m an American.After driving them I changed my opinion I do not like the feel of the transmission at all it felt like it was never truly in gear almost like it was slipping.I realize this is just how it was designed but I don`t care for it.I also did not like the steering response to me it felt like it was one step behind I felt that it had to think about turning.So KIA is the way I`m going"

56 people out of 62 found this review helpful

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