2012 Kia Rio Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Satellite Radio: SiriusXM · Total Number of Speakers: 4
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 10.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 8.0 · Rear brakes: drum
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Storage: cargo net
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 6
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Grille color: black · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Emergency interior trunk release · Energy absorbing steering column
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
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
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Tires and Rims Wheels: steel
Wheels Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Rear defogger
PWR PWR PKG $1,000
EH Electrochromic Mirror W/Homelink & Compass $295
CF Carpeted Floor Mats $95
CT Cargo Tray $80
BA Rear Bumper Trim $70
CN Cargo Net $50
DCM Beige, Seat Trim $0
HU Black, Seat Trim $0
-PAINT Monotone Paint $0
Price $13,400 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 1.6L 138 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
29MPG city
37MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$13,400
Invoice$13,145

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
29MPG city
37MPG highway
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
28MPG city
36MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engine

1.6L 138 hp I4

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume11.4 gal
Front Legroom43.8 in
Back Legroom31.1 in
Wheelbase101.2 in
Length171.9 in
Width67.7 in
Height57.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume13.7 cu ft
Totally redesigned for 2012, Kia’s base Rio LX 5-passenger subcompact sedan now sports some spiffy looks, a beefed-up 4-cylinder engine and some extra girth, all while keeping its tradi... Read More
Totally redesigned for 2012, Kia’s base Rio LX 5-passenger subcompact sedan now sports some spiffy looks, a beefed-up 4-cylinder engine and some extra girth, all while keeping its traditional lengthy warranty and family-oriented value.
A couple of additional inches in length and an extra inch of width mean a bit more cabin room, while trunk space is upped to 13.7 cubic feet. Standard appearance features complementing this bold new profile include 15-inch steel wheels and heated power-adjustable mirrors, while the spruced-up interior boasts cloth upholstery, front bucket seats and a rear folding armrest. A trip computer is added to the instrument cluster, while tilt-wheel steering helps drivers find a comfy seating position. Lastly, manually adjustable air conditioning complements an MP3-capable single-CD player sporting 4 speakers, and it comes bolstered with standard satellite radio and a USB port.
Look for carpeted floor mats and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror with an integrated Homelink universal remote garage door opener to stand as this little 4-door’s only notable options.
A reworked 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) powerplant now uses direct fuel injection (DI) to boost engine performance in the Rio LX to 138 hp, some 28 ponies more than last year’s Base trim. With the brand-new 6-speed manual transmission, this pint-size sedan now pounds out 123 lb-ft of torque—16 lb-ft better than last year—while the EPA estimates 29 mpg city/37 highway. Additionally, this tweaked-out base sedan can be equipped with an available—and also new—6-speed shiftable automatic transmission for mileage numbers of 28/36.
Standard safety equipment, finally, includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, and front side-mounted airbags.
Adds to LX:
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 · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Satellite Radio: SiriusXM · Total Number of Speakers: 4
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 10.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 8.0 · Rear brakes: drum
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: phone, cruise controls, audio · Storage: cargo net
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 6
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Grille color: black, chrome surround · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Emergency interior trunk release · Energy absorbing steering column
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
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
Telematics Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Tires and Rims Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
CNP Convenience PKG $1,000
ECO Eco PKG $400
EH Electrochromic Mirror W/Homelink & Compass $295
CF Carpeted Floor Mats $95
CT Cargo Tray $80
BA Rear Bumper Trim $70
CN Cargo Net $50
WL Wheel Locks $50
DCM Beige, Seat Trim $0
HU Black, Seat Trim $0
-PAINT Monotone Paint $0
Price $16,300 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 1.6L 138 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
28MPG city
36MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$16,300
Invoice$15,535

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
28MPG city
36MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engine

1.6L 138 hp I4

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume11.4 gal
Front Legroom43.8 in
Back Legroom31.1 in
Wheelbase101.2 in
Length171.9 in
Width67.7 in
Height57.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume13.7 cu ft
Need a redesigned 5-passenger subcompact sedan that humps some hefty value, room and power? Check out the 2012 Kia Rio EX. This midlevel trim now sports a new, modern look, 13.7 cubic f... Read More
Need a redesigned 5-passenger subcompact sedan that humps some hefty value, room and power? Check out the 2012 Kia Rio EX. This midlevel trim now sports a new, modern look, 13.7 cubic feet of trunk space, more legroom (at least in front) and direct injection. But fear not, it still retains one of the best warranty packages in the business, so its traditional family value is not at all compromised.
Outside, look for standard 15-inch steel wheels and heated power-adjustable mirrors, while premium cloth upholstery, front bucket seats, a rear center folding armrest and simulated alloy accents make for a welcoming new cabin appearance. Then there are such added standard convenience amenities as remote power door locks, power windows, cruise control, telescoping tilt-wheel steering and a trip computer. Complementing all this are goodies like air conditioning and Bluetooth hands-free calling, with entertainment consisting of an MP3-capable single-CD player with 6 speakers, satellite radio and a USB port.
Options-wise, the 2012 Rio EX is eligible for an available Convenience Package that stars 15-inch alloy wheels, power-folding outside mirrors, Kia’s touted UVO infotainment system with Bluetooth music streaming, a rear-view camera, soft-touch dashboard material and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob. Also, this midlevel trim can be delivered with an available auto-dimming rear-view mirror with an integrated universal remote garage door opener, as well as available carpeted floor mats.
Powering this year’s reworked Rio EX is a direct-injected (DI) 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine that mates with a new 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission to cook up 138 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque, some 15% more oomph than last year’s trim. Mileage, meanwhile, is estimated at 28 mpg city/36 highway.
Finally, this midlevel trim also becomes eligible for Kia’s brand-new ECO Package, featuring ISG (Idle, Stop and Go) technology, whereby, as in a traditional hybrid system, the engine automatically shuts off at a stop and restarts when the pedal is pushed to go.
Safety-wise, look for this tricked-out Rio to boast 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and turn-signal-integrated mirrors. Front fog/driving lights, finally, are optional for the new-look EX.
Adds to LX:
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 · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Satellite Radio: SiriusXM · Total Number of Speakers: 4
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 10.1 · 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 armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front, rear · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: phone, cruise controls, audio · Storage: cargo net
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 6
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Grille color: black, chrome surround · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: LED, Auto on/off · Tail and brake lights: LED
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, power folding, integrated turn signals, heated
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Camera system: rearview · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Emergency interior trunk release · Energy absorbing steering column · Rearview monitor
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
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 · Sport Suspension
Telematics Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Tires and Rims Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
PRK Premium PKG $2,200
EH Electrochromic Mirror W/Homelink & Compass $295
CF Carpeted Floor Mats $95
CT Cargo Tray $80
BA Rear Bumper Trim $70
CN Cargo Net $50
WL Wheel Locks $50
HU Black, Seat Trim $0
-PAINT Monotone Paint $0
Price $17,500 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 1.6L 138 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
28MPG city
36MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$17,500
Invoice$16,675

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
28MPG city
36MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engine

1.6L 138 hp I4

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume11.4 gal
Front Legroom43.8 in
Back Legroom31.1 in
Wheelbase101.2 in
Length171.9 in
Width67.7 in
Height57.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume13.7 cu ft
The redesigned Kia Rio SX brings with it a more modern look, a reworked 4-cylinder powerplant and some extra length and width for 2012. This flagship 5-passenger sub-compact sedan also ... Read More
The redesigned Kia Rio SX brings with it a more modern look, a reworked 4-cylinder powerplant and some extra length and width for 2012. This flagship 5-passenger sub-compact sedan also totes some added cabin room and a trunk that’ll now hold up to 13.7 cubic feet of luggage, groceries or whatever. This is definitely not your father’s Rio, but it does retain your dad’s value and superlative warranty coverage.
Outside the tweaked Rio SX, look for 17-inch alloy wheels and heated power-adjustable mirrors, while the cabin sports premium cloth upholstery, front bucket seats, leather and simulated alloy steering wheel, shifter knob and cabin accents, and a rear-seat center armrest. Also adorning the interior are cruise control, telescoping tilt-wheel steering with paddle shifters, a trip computer and a rear-view camera, with Kia’s touted UVO infotainment system, featuring Bluetooth music streaming, also delivered standard.
All of this is, of course, bolstered by Bluetooth hands-free communications and an MP3-capable single-CD player with 6 speakers, satellite radio and a USB port.
An auto-dimming rear-view mirror with integrated universal remote garage door opener, along with carpeted floor mats, of course, remain available for the top-shelf Rio SX sedan. Additionally, this flagship trim can be delivered with an available Premium Package that throws in a hard-drive-based navigation suite (replacing the UVO system), push-button start, leather-trimmed upholstery, heated front seats and a power sunroof.
Standard power for the top-end Rio SX sedan is a 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine, now with direct fuel injection (DI), that mates with a brand-new 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission for 138 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. This pumped-up drivetrain boasts about 15% more power than last year, with mileage estimated at 28 mpg city/36 highway.
Finally, standard safety features for the 2012 Rio SX sedan include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, and front side-mounted airbags. This top-shelf trim also sports standard turn-signal-integrated mirrors, front fog/driving lights and, new for 2012, LED daytime running lights.
LX Plus
Adds to LX:
No additional major features.