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Based on 11 reviews
2006 Kia Rio Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 11 reviews
The Kia Rio compact sedan is truly a budget personal car, low on features, but high on fuel economy, safety, reliability, and affordability. Some equate low price with low quality, but the redesigned all-new 2006 Kia Rio boasts a better engine, chassis refinements, and improved fuel economy to broaden its appeal. The superior Kia warranty doesn't hurt either.
The 2006 Kia Rio comes in either base or LX sedan or a Rio5 hatchback, which has a slightly shorter wheelbase, but a sportier appearance and more than twice the cargo room with the seats folded down (49.6 cubic feet vs. 24 in the sedan). All have a new 1.6-liter I4 that gets 110-hp, up from 104 last year. A 5-speed manual is standard, but the LX has the option of a 4-speed automatic. The base is nearly feature-free: no air conditioning, no radio, no power features. It does have intermittent wipers and a tachometer, and a steering wheel, however. The LX adds air, a CD player, and 60/40 split-fold seats. ABS brakes are optional. A Power Package adds power features and heated mirrors, and a Sports Package adds Rio5 features, such as 15-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, metallic interior trim, a leather steering wheel, and foglights.
Also new in 2006 are more airbags. All models of the 2006 Rio now come with 6 airbags, include dual front and side and side curtain. The improved Rio is also longer and wider, with a 98-inch wheelbase, meaning more legroom for passengers. In fact, the Rio leads its segment for interior room. This is appealing to owners, who also like the great 32/35 mpg, quiet insulated ride, and sportier handling. Price tag and overall economy are the biggest selling points. Criticisms focus on the lack of features, especially cruise control and a radio in the base model. The seatbelt warning can be annoying.
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Kia Rio Questions
My Kia Rio Lx 2006 Turns Off When Idling Or Coming To A Stop If The Ac Is O...
My KIA RIO LX 2006 turns off when idling or coming to a stop if the ac is on. Also, I noticed if I turn off the a/c it turns on and off on its own (sometimes several times in a row).
I Have A 2006 Kia Rio And When I Come To A Stop, My Car Have A Rough Idle. ...
Kia Rio 2006 Air In Fuel Line?
My car will not start. A friend had the engine running when pumping gas and the car engine stopped running. How do I check for air in the fuel line?
It Is Below Zero And My Car Won't Start The Battery Is Not Dead But The Car...
I can't get the car to start I tried a couple times but nothing all the lights work radio dash board is on
2006 Kia Rio Wont Shift Into Overdrive Sommetimes
Sometimes kia wont shift into overdrive and rpm is near red line when on highway. If I turn car off then back on it usually fixes the problem till next time car is off for awhile. Any thoughts ...