2008 Kia Rio User Reviews

2008 Kia Rio Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 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: 4.4 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

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"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
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mrshenry writes:
2008 Kia Rio Rio5 LX Review
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5

Pros

awesome gas mileage, reliable

Cons

small backseat can't fit 3 carseats

mrshenry
45

Great For Small Family — 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 great music. Not a bad sound system for a little car either :-)

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Alyssa writes:
2008 Kia Rio Rio5 SX Review
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4

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Handling and gas mileage

Cons

Nothing

35

I Love It! — Performance: not bad for a 4 banger, and the handling is amazing Build Quality: no repairs needed so far and it only rattles when i go REALLY fast Appearance: exterior is very pretty once i got rid of the pinstriping, interior has very cool red and black cloth seats Cost of ownership: great gas mileage--average about 30, no maintenance Fun Factor: for being a little four cylinder, it is very fun to drive because of its small size and excellent handling

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nick writes:
2008 Kia Rio Rio5 SX Review
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5

Pros

good accel. for a wagon

Cons

small gas tank

35

4 Out Of 5 Stars — Performance - very good accel., (standard), smooth ride at high speeds Build Quality - pretty good for a car Appearance - smooth and something you wouldn't expect Cost of Ownership - rough about 250-300 miles per fill up Fun Factor -veyr fun and smooth vehicle to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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bobbyd154 writes:
2008 Kia Rio Base Review
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4

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The gas mileage is the best around.  For the year it was made, it can't be beat.  Just an all around good dependable vehicle with no problems at all.

Cons

The back seats are a bit small for larger people.

bobbyd154
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An Excellent Vehicle For Getting Around Town Or Going On A Trip Is Even Better. — 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 gallon right now. That is going a speed of approx. 68 mph. Getting up around 73 mpg, you lose some gas mileage. It is the vehicle to drive for gas savings. The trunk is large enough for plenty of luggage if you don't have three kids or more. I have used it to transport two folding bicycles and they fit very good.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bobby writes:
2008 Kia Rio Review
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4

Pros

good gas mileage and an eccellent car

Cons

fpr mine no power windows or locks

35

Great Car — it is a good car with excellent gas mileage its silver it is an awesome 1-2 person car good monthly payments the only down side to mine is no power windows or locks butt i is a great car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sam writes:
2008 Kia Rio LX Review
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5

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engine, brakes, steering

Cons

tire and rims

45

Kia Rio — Such a nice car with a reasonable price, it is indeed fast, powerful, economic with great handling and comfort, comparing the size of the car and the size of the engine, it is a great car, I really adore this car

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Aaron writes:
2008 Kia Rio Rio5 SX Review
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5

Pros

The good looks & stability.

Cons

I could use more power.

35

My Point Of View — Performance - moderated pickup & brake. Excellent handling. Build - Quiet & stability comparable with Honda, Toyota. Appearance - Interior is spacious with 2-tones effect, exterioris what make me decide to buy it. Cost - Budget to buy but petrol is a little heavy on the pocket. Overall, its a friendly car with a healthy power to petrol ratio. Feels like a continental to drive, steady & stable.

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Sean writes:
2008 Kia Rio LX Review
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3

Pros

Monthly price,Gas,Interior,style

Cons

Airbags,Cost of parts,no rental car when you get in accident or if you car is gettin fixed

35

Dont Ever Get In A Rollover Accident In A Kia Rio — I liked the way it looked and the monthly payments were good..Drove it 6000kms from Nova Scotia to Alberta and it was pretty comfortable..The overall price wasnt as good as I thought it would be and the resale value isnt the best but the worst thing about the Kia Rio is pray that you dont get side swipped while turning on a green light and rolling your car a few times because when I did it I almost died and the worst part is none of the airbags went off!!and they say 5star safety rating no wayyy...Even tho it has airbags in the 4 doors,wheel and dash..none went off until the tow truck flipped it back on its wheels....total write off:/

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Jason writes:
2008 Kia Rio LX Review
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5

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GREAT ON GAS!!!

Cons

Small trunk space.

45

It"s Great!! — Great on Gas! Acceleration okay, car seems fine!!

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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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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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2006 Kia Rio Reviews

When Your Larger Vehicle Is Too Expensive For Gas Thats Where This Car Comes In. By 70_PlumCrazyCuda

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 wh... Read More

Kia Rio 1.5 Crdi By Andrei

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 wo... Read More

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