2012 Kia Rio User Reviews

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Sandro writes:
2012 Kia Rio EX Review
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4

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Reliable, price, very respectable millage, modern appointments and looks sharp.

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Harsh ride, no steering feel and sensative to side winds.

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A Modern Subcompact That Needs No Excuses. — 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 Audi for it's designs. Rest of vehicule is very impressive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Porsche931 writes:
2012 Kia Rio SX Review
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Style, interior, handling.

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Fuel consumption, engine, transmission,  rear window to small.

Porsche931
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Average To Almost Good — 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 the bonnet, injectors ticking loudly, transmission harsh until it warms up, auto, like the interior, the steering is precise, engine not very willing up hills, dealership support nearly non existent, warranty, don't know yet, would be a great car if they spent a little extra on the mechanicals, would have been prepared to have paid extra if the whole package was good, unfortunately it is far from this, would I buy one again, no, would go for a better brand, disappointed in a great looking car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tribesman writes:
2012 Kia Rio EX Review
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Looks good. Drives well. All the bells and whistles:

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Engine ticking noise: 1600km

Tribesman
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Good Car For Money, Better Driving In City. — I have this car for 5 months now and only complaint is the annoying ticking noise i get from the engine compartment. Hopefully i will get this sorted when i take it to the dealers next week, and then i will be able to give you my opinion on their great warranty.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Yianni writes:
2012 Kia Rio SX Review
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4

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absolutely brilliant first car to own, no complaints!

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probably the one touch lane change indicator function, I've accidentally activated it when I didn't want to and felt very awkward for indicating accidentally!

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Aussie Rio Sli — For a little car like this, it is easy to get blown away by its performance! yes it may have only 100 or so kilowatts BUT every other car in its class has from 50 - 90kW so this one is ahead of the game! so although no traffic light dragster, it has the uncanny ability to put a smile on your face when you put the foot down and arrive at the speed limit! brakes are fantastic, handling wise, it just grips the road like a cat thats got a grip onto curtains. Overall, it is an awesome car that allows you to have fun within the law and has the ability to sip fuel when driven efficiently (the trip computer at one stage said 3.9L/100Km!)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 Kia Rio LX Review
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Sharp looking car

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has some blind spots

JK1932
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Overall I Am Inpressed — It seems to be a nice car but is still too new, as of yet I have had no issues with driving it. I would of liked keyless entry though

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

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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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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