2008 Kia Rio Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $10,890
25 national listings
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: mast
Brakes Front brake diameter: 10.1 · Front brake width: 0.9 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 8.0 · Rear brakes: drum
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cupholders: front · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Storage: front seatback, door pockets - front · Vanity mirrors: dual
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 8
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Headlights: auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: manual
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bench
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: semi-independent · Rear Suspension Type: torsion bar · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims P Tires · Wheels: steel
Wheels Wheel covers: partial
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Rear defogger
Price $10,890 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 1.6L 110 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
27MPG city
32MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$10,890
Invoice$10,465

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
27MPG city
32MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS Brakes--

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air Conditioning--
Leather Seats--
Power Windows--
Power Door Locks--
Navigation System--

Engine

1.6L 110 hp I4
Power 110 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 107 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume11.9 gal
Front Legroom42.8 in
Back Legroom34.3 in
Wheelbase98.4 in
Length166.9 in
Width66.7 in
Height57.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume11.9 cu ft
As Kia's least-expensive car, the 2008 Kia Rio Base delivers pleasing 27/32 fuel economy with its 110-hp, 1.6-liter DOHC inline-four engine and five-speed manual transmission. Together,... Read More
As Kia's least-expensive car, the 2008 Kia Rio Base delivers pleasing 27/32 fuel economy with its 110-hp, 1.6-liter DOHC inline-four engine and five-speed manual transmission. Together, they produce 107 ft-lbs of torque. The front-wheel-drive sedan seats four, but is really more of a personal commuter car for the budget-minded. It rides on 14-inch steel wheels with all-season tires and a front independent and rear torsion-beam suspension.
Safety features are minimal and include dual front-side and side curtain airbags for both rows, four-wheel disc brakes, and a tire monitor. As such, it earns only acceptable crash-test ratings, ranging from three stars for side impact to five for driver's frontal impact. Rear seats do not fold down, and the trunk holds 12 cubic feet of cargo. Creature comforts are kept to the bare necessities, such as rear defrost, intermittent wipers, a tachometer, and front cupholders. Air conditioning, power windows and locks, and ABS brakes are not available, but a rear spoiler can be added.
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · MP3 auxiliary audio input · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio · 4 Total Speakers
Brakes Front brake diameter: 10.1 · Front brake width: 0.9 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 8.0 · Rear brakes: drum
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cupholders: front · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Storage: front seatback, door pockets - front · Vanity mirrors: dual
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 8
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: manual
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bench
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: semi-independent · Rear Suspension Type: torsion bar · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims P Tires
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Rear defogger
Price $13,615 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 1.6L 110 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
27MPG city
32MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$13,615
Invoice$12,915

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
27MPG city
32MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
35MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

1.6L 110 hp I4
Power 110 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 107 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume11.9 gal
Front Legroom42.8 in
Back Legroom34.3 in
Wheelbase98.4 in
Length166.9 in
Width66.7 in
Height57.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume11.9 cu ft
The 2008 Kia Rio SX adds some sporty touches to the otherwise nondescript front-wheel-drive economy sedan. Standard foglights, a rear spoiler, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift... Read More
The 2008 Kia Rio SX adds some sporty touches to the otherwise nondescript front-wheel-drive economy sedan. Standard foglights, a rear spoiler, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shifter, and larger and flashier 15-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires let you feel like you're driving something faster than you are. Actually, the 110-hp, 1.6-liter, 16-valve DOHC inline four moves fine around the city, though it can feel a bit inadequate when trying to pass on the highway. A five-speed manual or four-speed automatic are the transmission options. The 2008 Rio SX features a front independent and rear torsion-beam suspension.
Equipped with dual front-side and front and back side curtain airbags, the 2008 Rio SX earns an acceptable rating in crash tests, with points ranging from three to five depending on where you sit. Four-wheel disc brakes are standard, and ABS is optional. A tire monitor and passenger airbag deactivation are also standard. Interior features include a CD player with a new MP3 input jack, air conditioning, a tachometer, intermittent wipers, and front cupholders and power outlets. Rear seats split-fold, but don't fold flat, and the trunk holds 12 cubic feet. Larger 16-inch alloy wheels can be added, for a sportier touch, along with a power package that includes power windows, locks, and heated mirrors, as well as remote entry.
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · MP3 auxiliary audio input · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio · 4 Total Speakers
Brakes Front brake diameter: 10.1 · Front brake width: 0.9 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 8.0 · Rear brakes: drum
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cupholders: front · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Storage: front seatback, door pockets - front · Vanity mirrors: dual
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 8
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Headlights: auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: manual
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bench
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: semi-independent · Rear Suspension Type: torsion bar · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims P Tires · Wheels: steel
Wheels Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Rear defogger
Price $13,665 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 1.6L 110 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
35MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$13,665
Invoice$12,970

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
35MPG highway
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
27MPG city
32MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

1.6L 110 hp I4
Power 110 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 107 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume11.9 gal
Front Legroom42.8 in
Back Legroom34.3 in
Wheelbase98.4 in
Length166.9 in
Width66.7 in
Height57.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume11.9 cu ft
Although not luxurious, the 2008 Kia Rio LX adds a few more standard features and options than the Base offers. This front-wheel-drive subcompact economy sedan is powered by a 1.6-liter... Read More
Although not luxurious, the 2008 Kia Rio LX adds a few more standard features and options than the Base offers. This front-wheel-drive subcompact economy sedan is powered by a 1.6-liter, 110-hp DOHC inline-four engine and choice of five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. It gets 27/32 mpg. Sharing a platform with the Hyundai Accent, the 2008 Rio LX seats four, but has only 34 inches of rear legroom. Unlike the Base trim, the rear seats split-fold in the LX, opening onto a 12-cubic-foot trunk.
Air conditioning, power mirrors, and a four-speaker CD player and radio are upgrades with the 2008 Rio LX. This year it also receives an MP3 input jack. Other standard features include intermittent wipers, a tachometer, rear defrost, front cupholders, front power outlets, and manual lumbar adjustment for the driver's seat. "Acceptable" crash-test ratings might be due to a lack of standard safety features, though the 2008 Rio LX does have dual front-side and side curtain airbags for both rows. Four-wheel disc brakes are standard, and ABS brakes can be added. A tire pressure monitor is also included. The extra options you get with the LX are power windows, locks, and heated mirrors, as well as remote entry. A rear spoiler is also available. Part of the appeal of the budget-oriented Rio is Kia's 10-year/100,000-mile warranty.
Original MSRP: $13,765
8 national listings
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · MP3 auxiliary audio input · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio · 4 Total Speakers
Brakes Front brake diameter: 10.1 · Front brake width: 0.9 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 8.0 · Rear brakes: drum
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cupholders: front · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Storage: front seatback, door pockets - front · Vanity mirrors: dual
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 8
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Headlights: auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: manual
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bench
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: semi-independent · Rear Suspension Type: torsion bar · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims P Tires · Wheels: steel
Wheels Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Rear defogger
Price $13,765 MSRP
Body Style Hatchback
Engine 1.6L 110 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
35MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$13,765
Invoice$13,060

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
35MPG highway
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
27MPG city
32MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

1.6L 110 hp I4
Power 110 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 107 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume11.9 gal
Front Legroom42.8 in
Back Legroom34.3 in
Wheelbase98.4 in
Length158.1 in
Width66.7 in
Height57.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.8 cu ft
New to the hatchback lineup this year is the 2008 Kia Rio5 LX. The front-wheel-drive wagon seats five and features nearly flat-folding rear seats, which expand the larger 16-cubic-foot ... Read More
New to the hatchback lineup this year is the 2008 Kia Rio5 LX. The front-wheel-drive wagon seats five and features nearly flat-folding rear seats, which expand the larger 16-cubic-foot cargo area to an impressive 50 cubic feet. This extra storage space is the main difference between the Rio5 LX and the LX sedan. They share the same 110-hp, 1.6-liter DOHC inline-four engine that puts out 107 ft-lbs of torque and is paired with a five-speed manual transmission. A four-speed automatic is available. 14-inch wheels with all-season tires, a tire monitor, automatic headlights with halogen lamps, and dual front-side and side curtain airbags (for both rows) with passenger deactivation are all standard safety features, and four-wheel ABS brakes can be added.
To keep the pricetag down, standard features are limited. The 2008 Rio5 LX hatchback does offer air conditioning, a four-speaker CD player with new MP3 input jack, a tachometer, intermittent wipers, front cupholders and front power outlets, and manual driver's seat adjustments. The hatch comes with a cargo cover and a rear window wiper. A power package adds power windows, locks, and heated mirrors, as well as remote entry. Larger 16-inch wheels are also available. This versatile yet economical sedan gets 27/32 mpg, making it an attractive choice for first-time buyers.
Original MSRP: $13,870
13 national listings
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · MP3 auxiliary audio input · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio · 4 Total Speakers
Brakes Front brake diameter: 10.1 · Front brake width: 0.9 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 8.0 · Rear brakes: drum
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cupholders: front · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Storage: front seatback, door pockets - front · Vanity mirrors: dual
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 8
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: manual
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bench
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: semi-independent · Rear Suspension Type: torsion bar · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims P Tires
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $13,870 MSRP
Body Style Hatchback
Engine 1.6L 110 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
27MPG city
32MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$13,870
Invoice$13,160

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
27MPG city
32MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
35MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

1.6L 110 hp I4
Power 110 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 107 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume11.9 gal
Front Legroom42.8 in
Back Legroom34.3 in
Wheelbase98.4 in
Length158.1 in
Width66.7 in
Height57.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.8 cu ft
Sporty appearance details distinguish the 2008 Kia Rio5 SX from the LX. A rear roof spoiler, front air dam, leather interior trim on the steering wheel and shifter, sports cloth for the... Read More
Sporty appearance details distinguish the 2008 Kia Rio5 SX from the LX. A rear roof spoiler, front air dam, leather interior trim on the steering wheel and shifter, sports cloth for the front seats, and standard foglights are the minor upgrades you get with the SX. The front-wheel-drive hatchback seats four, with split-folding rear seats that fold almost flat. The cargo area holds up to 50 cubic feet with the seats down and comes with a cover. A rear window wiper is also included.
Under the hood of the 2008 Rio5 SX is a 1.6-liter, 110-hp DOHC inline-four engine, matched to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The SX sits on larger 15-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, with the option to substitute 16-inch wheels. Four-wheel disc brakes, dual front-side and side curtain airbags for both rows, automatic headlights with halogen lamps, passenger airbag deactivation, and a tire monitor are standard safety features. The hatch earns acceptable marks, but not the highest ones, in crash tests by the Insurance Institute. Two front power outlets and two cupholders offer passenger convenience. Intermittent front wipers, tilt steering, a CD player with MP3 input, tachometer, an 8-way manually adjustable driver's seat, and fold-down front armrest are other standard features. Optional additions include four-wheel ABS brakes and power windows, locks, and mirrors. Heated mirrors and remote entry are also part of the optional power package.
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Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
EX Convenience
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.