2002 Kia Rio Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $9,590
16 national listings
Airbags Dual front airbags
Brakes Power
Convenience Features Center Console
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Rear Seats Type: bench
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Tires and Rims 14 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Rear defogger
Price $9,590 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 1.5L 96 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
23MPG city
29MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$9,590
Invoice$8,450

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
23MPG city
29MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
27MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Optional
Power Windows--
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

1.5L 96 hp I4
Power 96 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 98 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume11 gal
Front Legroom42.8 in
Back Legroom32.7 in
Wheelbase94.9 in
Length165.9 in
Width65.9 in
Height56.7 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume9.2 cu ft
The lowest priced sedan in the U.S. is low for a very good reason. There's not much to the 2002 Kia Rio Sedan. No air conditioning, no radio, no power features. Just some cloth bucke... Read More
The lowest priced sedan in the U.S. is low for a very good reason. There's not much to the 2002 Kia Rio Sedan. No air conditioning, no radio, no power features. Just some cloth bucket seats, disc brakes, 14-inch wheels, and a steering wheel (Power steering is extra). But the price is right, and the 2002 Rio sedan moves well in the city, thanks to its size and 1.5-liter, 96-hp I4 engine. Highway driving suffers from the expected labored acceleration and engine noise.
A 5-speed manual transmission is standard, but a 4-speed auto tran is available as well. Intermittent wipers, dual front airbags, and a center console are about the only convenience features that come standard. Rear seats do not fold down for access to the trunk. ABS brakes are optional. Good handling, comfortable seats, and ample headroom are the highlights of the 2002 Rio Sedan, and the fuel economy is easy on the wallet. This first generation of Rios, however, need many repairs and there have been issues with the warranty not being honored. The small backseat and limited standard features are another common complaint.
Original MSRP: $10,880
4 national listings
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No additional major features.
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Tires and Rims 14 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $10,880 MSRP
Body Style Wagon
Engine 1.5L 96 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
23MPG city
29MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$10,880
Invoice$9,630

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
23MPG city
29MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
27MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Optional
Power Windows--
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

1.5L 96 hp I4
Power 96 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 98 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume11 gal
Front Legroom42.8 in
Back Legroom32.7 in
Wheelbase94.9 in
Length165.9 in
Width65.9 in
Height56.7 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume24.8 cu ft
New this year, the 2002 Kia Rio Cinco Wagon adds a sporty touch to the compact sedan. The five-door wagon seats four. Unlike the sedan, the rear seats split-fold to nearly double the ... Read More
New this year, the 2002 Kia Rio Cinco Wagon adds a sporty touch to the compact sedan. The five-door wagon seats four. Unlike the sedan, the rear seats split-fold to nearly double the space of the trunk from 24.8 cubic feet to 44 cubic feet (though they don't fold flat). It has the same 1.5-liter, 96-hp I4 engine and choice of 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission as the sedan, and shares the 14-inch steel wheels. Power disc brakes are standard, and ABS brakes are optional on the 2002 Rio Cinco Wagon.
Along with the dual front airbags and intermittent wipers, the 2002 Rio Cinco adds a rear wiper, a clock and tachometer, power steering, and a radio and cassette player. Air conditioning is still only an option, along with a CD player, alloy wheels, and power locks. One of the attractions of the Cinco is the 27/32 mpg. Owners also like its size, which means it's easy to maneuver and the handling is tight. The lack of equipment, a small backseat, and the slow and noisy pickup are some of the downsides.
RS
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RX-V
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RX-V Sport
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