2006 Kia Rio User Reviews

2006 Kia Rio Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 11 2006 Kia Rio reviews.

Peter writes:
2006 Kia Rio LX Review
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5

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Great Styling
Good Sound System
Lots of Headroom
Sporty Looks
Decent Handling
Lots of places for your trinkets
Heated Seats
Heated Mirrors
Great Quality
INEXPENSIVE
Great Gas Mileage

Cons

Engine Underpowered at times
No trunk release on key chain
No cup holders in the back
poor leg room in the back

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Awesome Inexpensive Car — This car is great for someone who doesnt have a lot of money and needs reliable transportation. This car has all kinds of features such as heated mirrors and seats as well as a awesome sound system. There is a lot of headroom. I am over 6'1 and have problems getting in and out. This car has a sporty look to it as well. It can be a little underpowered at times but overall I would suggest this car to anyone who needs a small inexpensive and reliable form of transportation.

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70_PlumCrazyCuda writes:
2006 Kia Rio LX Review
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4

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Nice and compact can make a u-turn in the k-turn test stall.. Fits nicely in the trunk of my Cuda. Decent economy car.

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When you are use to a big car, minivan or pickup it a little harder getting into and out of such a small car so low to the ground. A little more head room would be nice.

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When Your Larger Vehicle Is Too Expensive For Gas Thats Where This Car Comes In. — It's a nice alternative when gas prices went crazy. Decent room in the front seats. Very impressive trunk space on such a small car. Has a little higher ground clearance then most cars in its class which makes it quite impressive for driving in snow or flooded roads.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
2006 Kia Rio Rio5 SX Review
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all the option!!!

Cons

gas mileage

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Rio5 Sport 2006 — acceleration : not a beast but still good for a small engine the build quality is good , no rattle anywhere and the space between the body part is tight the gas mileage is not what the buyer sheet said but if you don't speeding it will be okay for a 16,395$+tx car , it comes with fogs light, electric windows, electric mirrors, door lock, air conditionner, alloy wheels, and.... heated seat!!! i recommend this car if you don't want to pay for a honda or a mazda!!

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Andrei writes:
2006 Kia Rio Rio5 SX Review
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4

Pros

the engine

Cons

the ride could have been a bit more comfortable

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Kia Rio 1.5 Crdi — good car for the money you pay. it has a 1.5 liter diesel engine, very nice strong, for it's capacity and good fuel consumption. everything works fine and looks as new after 4 years of ownership. i would have like the ride to be a bit less noisy over bumps and a 6th gear would have been great, because the engine has plenty of power to support high speeds. but i can't really complain about those that much because it's a very good economical car, it looks alright, it's reliable, easy and nice to drive, gutsy and it's worth the price you pay.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dominic writes:
2006 Kia Rio Base Review
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I am a student !

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none!

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I Like It! — For a first car, in my case, it is perfect! It looks great, it's unexpencive and it do not drink alot of gaz to go to school. It is not a race car, but insurance are not high as well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bob writes:
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Fun and economical good warranty repairs

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Have not found any really bad things about this car.

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I Would Buy A Good New One Except For The New Rear Window Design Blocks View. — Road noise, This a Hyundai with some design changes, Good Value, Keep oil changed early. gas mileage avg 8L per 100 kms combined, accel...good, braking good, handling- it surprises me. front wheel bearing but that is limited. A zoom zoom with better fuel economy. Fun because it can out manoeuver Acuras.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rawan writes:
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4

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the plastic black borders

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the reticular shape of the radiator cover

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One Of The Most Important Thing In Kia — the most fantastic thing in my car .. not all the models.. is the plastic black border ..that protect it and other cars and don't require to repairm it every small incident In general it fits our street in syria and its size is so resonable I recomend it to every one

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Lizzette writes:
2006 Kia Rio LX Review
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Reliable, comfortable

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None

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Perfect — Small yet comfortable, easy handling, good millage per galon. Beautiful color. Many safety features.

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Albert writes:
2006 Kia Rio Base Review
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awsome on gas, good handling, decent apperence.

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economy car build quality, may be to small for some

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It's A Well Rounded Cheap Way Of Decent Transportation. — i haven't got to drive it enough to write up a full review like the one i'd prefer to so i'll get back to ya when i do ;)

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Ian writes:
2006 Kia Rio LX Review
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Price, handling, looks, features

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The dealerships, short clutch life expectancy (though mine had no problems)

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For The Price, There Wasn't A Better Car On The Market — This Rio, loaded to the gills rang in a full $5000 less that a basic Honda Fit... And could drive circles around it. With a set of 16x6.5" wheels with 205/45/16's on them, this car could corner phenomenally. It would start in any temperature, do about 650 km to a tank (45l) and was actually pretty fun to drive. Had it not been for the consistently horrible service that I had received at *EVERY* Kia dealership including the one where it was purchased I would have kept this car.

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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Kia Rio Reviews

They Should Have Changed Its Back End It Looks Like A Space Ship By iggyshadow

with mod muffler mod intake its slow but when upgrade the sound system is a A+ for me sounds like a Subaru and the handling is to die for. its when a senser goes out man its slow all well liove hate r... Read More

...... By Michael

I've had this kia for over 12 years and only have 35000 miles on it, not joking, and it's so far very reliable. It's easy to park, and it's GREAT on fuel. However, I don't feel very safe and the engin... Read More

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2002 Kia Rio Reviews

Great Car By tinyflower711

I can drive everywhere on $5 of gas!! Cheap repair costs. It has some pick up go under the hood, you wouldn't think it had speed. It handles well on the freeways. And when low gas light comes on, you... Read More

The Lack Of Any Option Makes It A Great Car For Beginer. By jayive34

This is my very first car, and to be honeset, I was hoping for a Subaru Impreza. But I am happy with my Rio. It's fun to drive and it has great acceleration for its class. What I dislike the most abou... Read More

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2003 Kia Rio Reviews

Still Like It. By John

like it, wouldn't buy another. uncomfortable and feel every crack in the road. stick shift getting to be a pain at my age. vibration and I done everything I read (I think). now I need help. can not ... Read More

This Car Is Very Reliable And Is Low On Fuel Costs And Upkeep, Just Not The Car For A Tall Person. By Timothy

I've had this car for a couple of years now and it has proven to be very reliable. This vehicle will by no means win you any car show trophies but it gets the job done with low gas costs. I bought the... Read More

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2004 Kia Rio Reviews

Okay, Inexpensive Car. By theperson

You get what you pay for. I would say that it is an OK value for what you get though. My car has a little over 100,000 miles and I got it for 2,300, so that is a lot cheaper than you would be able to ... Read More

This Car Has A Mind Of It's Own. By analyn100

The car runs wonderfully, no mechanical problems if properly maintained - the timing belt being the only mechanical problem the car has ever had and like I said, that was my fault. But the electrical ... Read More

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2005 Kia Rio Reviews

2005 Kia Rio Base By NRichardson34

The 2005 KIA Rio isn't the best car, but there's a few good things to say about it. It's cute, fun to drive, peppy, has in-control handling, and it's good on gas, but that's about it. It's pretty smal... Read More

Mia The Wonder Kia By Kari

This Rio is our first introduction to the Kia brand and we're very pleased! This little car has made us a solid Kia customers. It is one of our daily commute cars and our dedicated long trip vehicle... Read More

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