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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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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David writes:
2006 Kia Rio Rio5 SX Review
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4

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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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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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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.

Cons

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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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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5

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I am a student !

Cons

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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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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Albert writes:
2006 Kia Rio Base Review
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3

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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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4

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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

2012 Kia Rio Reviews

Average To Almost Good By Porsche931

I loved the look of the car, this is what drew mw to it, I did test drive one, but a short drive around the street is not like living with it day to day, the engine is harsh, unusual sounds from under... Read More

A Modern Subcompact That Needs No Excuses. By Sandro

Would trade some handling sharpness for a softer ride, steering feel is close to nil and very sensative to cross winds on freeways. Kia should head hunt some Ford chassis engineers like it did with Au... Read More

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2011 Kia Rio Reviews

Great Little Car Will Enjoy It For Years By Chris_Kia1

Great little gas saver so who could complain, but I think it needs a 6th gear. Engine seems to whine above 50, I haven't gone over 70 but for gas savings I shouldn't any way. Read More

It's A Lovely Car To Drive And It's White. By Tommy

Performance very good, acceleration,there when you want it,braking very sharp,handling,goes where you want it to go,built, very solid,No repairs needed,No squeaks or rattles, appearance, looks very st... Read More

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2009 Kia Rio Reviews

Very Likeable By esther178

excellent gas mileage and handles like a dream best car i have driven in a long time my new car has the look and feel of a more expensive vehicle Read More

Great Car By Courtney

gets graet gas mileage. It handles good. It is alittle bumpy but not to bad. So far I believe it was built good, but I have only had it fo four months. I think it is a fun car to drive. Read More

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2008 Kia Rio Reviews

An Excellent Vehicle For Getting Around Town Or Going On A Trip Is Even Better. By bobbyd154

I have saved over a zillion dollars on gasoline using this vehicle. I average 36 miles per gallon around town and recently, as well as when I first purchased it, I get an average of 42 mile per gallo... Read More

Great For Small Family By mrshenry

Fun, cute little car. Good for small family. Good gas mileage, handles well, even in snow. Has been reliable and hasn't had any problems. AUX port makes it easy to plug in my ipod and listen to some g... Read More

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2007 Kia Rio Reviews

Buy One Or Two Now By Courtney

very economical , massive boot , cold as air con , arm rest drivers seat , no squeaks or rattles after 60000 klms of driving has not broken down or let us down at all ,regular servicing and tires only... Read More

About My Kia Rio By Jude

Just that it never comes with alloy rims, leather interiors , loader cd player, etc....more like a corporate car...but has got every other simplicity of a car..With a little modifications on it, like ... Read More

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