Interior Increased exterior dimensions translate to more interior capacity in the five-passenger Rio. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. The acceleration and brakes are sensitive, but the brakes work super incredibly well and the acceleration is really slow. And then of course sar payment and Insurance. Vehicle Details Although five passengers can squeeze into the Rio, longer-legged folks might not be comfortable in the backseat. It is surprisingly peppy considering that it is only a 1.
The Rio's profile exhibits what Kia calls a subtle wedge shape, with sculpted arches at each fender. The interior is huge, as is the trunk. Although designed in South Korea, the Rio's European-influenced appearance imparts a sporty and youthful character into an entry-level automobile. The Rio also makes great strides in refinement over previous models, with more precision in the gearshift, less vibration from under the hood and a higher quality feel both inside and out. Space is another story, at least in the backseat. The power train has a limited, five-year, 100,000-mile warranty. I was on a freeway with a wall to my right.
Options include 15-inch wheels, all-disc brakes, fog lamps and a rear spoiler. It's quick enough, and I learned that while off-the-line acceleration is not mind-bending, at-speed and lane-change acceleration is pretty darn good. Expect it will rust out by the end of salt ridden winter season. It's time for Performance AutoMall Tooele! Do not buy this as a first car for your teenager. Not the best but definately not the worse. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter.
Under the Hood The Rio's 1. Even when the road surface gets rough, the Rio's suspension absorbs many imperfections. Both body styles are backed by Kia's 10-year, 100,000-mile drivetrain warranty. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. I was so delightfully surprised at how quickly the car stopped. Granted it does not have the power to climb hills with passengers in the vehicle, but it is a great commuter car.
I at first hated the car but over time I have grown to like it. Although Kia has made major improvements in noise, vibration and harshness, the Rio's engine is still buzzy at high speed and lacks the smoothness and refinement of its Japanese competitors. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. The 2007 Kia Rio and Rio5 offer a new car at the cost of a used car. Overall, I'm very very happy with this low-maintenance long-running car.
It was wider and taller than its predecessor. Performance is improved but is no more than adequate with the mannerly automatic transmission. The bumpers contain black inserts, and black bodyside moldings are installed. And, perhaps the most comforting, is the five-year, unlimited miles offer of roadside assistance. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter.
Each Rio has six standard airbags, including the usual frontal-impact devices, seat-mounted side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. Seat comfort is very good for most body types, though drivers over 6 feet tall may get fidgety after more than an hour behind the wheel. Brakes are great, as I learned in San Francisco on the busy, hilly streets. Safety Seat-mounted side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags and front seat belt pretensioners are standard. Making the lineup even more versatile is the 49. But this year brings a couple of strong competitors in the form of the Honda Fit and Nissan Versa.
A fold-down armrest is standard for the driver, but we'd prefer a more traditional center console box that provides this feature for both front occupants along with handy storage space. Driving Impressions Adding a few horsepower can make quite a difference in a small sedan. It's bigger than the previous generation in every dimension except overall length, it has a better-tuned suspension and a wider track than the last model - which deliver a more enjoyable road experience - and it weighs less, besides. All 2007 Kias offer one of the longest warranties available. Step into the 2007 Kia Rio! I commute 50 miles a day to work and I am averaging about 35mpg which is not bad considering that much of my commute is stop and go L. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter.
Vehicle Options 2 front 12V pwr outlets 2 front cupholders 3 rear 3-point. It has a small tank, but it has great fuel economy. In the side-impact test, the Rio earned four stars for front-occupant protection and three stars for the rear. My first car was a 1971 Ford Galaxie 500, that set the standard for the cars I would gravitate towards in the future. The gentleman who assisted me was very courteous and professional he made it possible for me to be able to purchase the vehicle and I was very happy. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter.