2008 Kia Rio User Reviews

2008 Kia Rio Review Ratings

  • Rank your car

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

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

PROS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"price" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying all 9 2008 Kia Rio reviews.

Nick writes:
2008 Kia Rio Rio5 SX Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Rio
Looking for a Used Rio in your area?
CarGurus has 6,722 nationwide Rio listings starting at $2,395.
ZIP:
bobbyd154 writes:
2008 Kia Rio Base Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
4

Pros

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
25

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Jason writes:
2008 Kia Rio LX Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

GREAT ON GAS!!!

Cons

Small trunk space.

45

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

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Sean writes:
2008 Kia Rio LX Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
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:/

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Alyssa writes:
2008 Kia Rio Rio5 SX Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
mrshenry writes:
2008 Kia Rio Rio5 LX Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
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

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Sam writes:
2008 Kia Rio LX Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Bobby writes:
2008 Kia Rio Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Aaron writes:
2008 Kia Rio Rio5 SX Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
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.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying all 9 2008 Kia Rio reviews.

Rank your car

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

Read all 10 2001 Kia Rio reviews

2002 Kia Rio Reviews

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

I Love It Since It Is Paid Off! By Anna

Well the kids must have added this to my profile, I did not, but while we are at it....it's a 2003. It has 150K plus miles on it. It never had a radio or an air conditioner or anything, a strip mode... Read More

Read all 9 2002 Kia Rio reviews

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

Read all 12 2003 Kia Rio reviews

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

Read all 7 2004 Kia Rio reviews

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

Read all 6 2005 Kia Rio reviews

People researching a 2008 Kia Rio contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2008 Kia Rio, exterior
Kia Rio
22% of the time
Honda Civic
8% of the time
Ford Focus
8% of the time
Toyota Corolla
8% of the time
Rio
Looking for a Used Rio in your area?
CarGurus has 6,722 nationwide Rio listings starting at $2,395.
ZIP: