2012 Kia Rio5 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 · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · 4 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.3 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo cover · 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 steering · Push-button start · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, phone, audio
Driver Seat Heated · Manual adjustments: 6
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Grille color: black with chrome accents · Mirror color: body-color · Rear spoiler: roofline spoiler · Rear spoiler 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 folding, integrated turn signals, heated
Passenger Seat 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 · 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
Steering Turns lock-to-lock: 2.8
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 Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: with washer
Price $17,700 MSRP
Body Style Wagon
Engine 1.6L 138 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
28MPG city
36MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$17,700
Invoice$16,880

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/MoonroofStandard
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
Length159.3 in
Width67.7 in
Height57.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15 cu ft
Tweaked with a longer, wider, more modern profile, added power and a new automatic transmission, the 2012 Kia Rio5 SX might be just what the value-conscious family needs. This 5-door (h... Read More
Tweaked with a longer, wider, more modern profile, added power and a new automatic transmission, the 2012 Kia Rio5 SX might be just what the value-conscious family needs. This 5-door (hence the “5” tacked onto its moniker), 5-passenger subcompact hatchback remains the flagship of the Rio5 fleet and now sports some added cabin room, as well as 49.8 cubic feet of total cargo space. Meantime, one of the best warranty packages on the market still adds some extra peace of mind. All in all, this little beauty is finally worthy of the 21st Century.
Anyhow, look for Kia’s reworked Rio5 SX to boast 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and heated power-adjustable mirrors outside, while premium cloth upholstery, front bucket seats, a rear-seat center folding armrest, and leather and simulated alloy trim decorate the telescoping and tilting steering wheel (with standard paddle shifters), as well as accenting the marginally upgraded cabin. Bolstering all this are remote power door locks, power windows, a trip computer, cruise control, a rear-view camera and a much-touted UVO infotainment system with Bluetooth music streaming.
Further standard techno-goodies, meantime, include Bluetooth hands-free calling and an MP3-capable single-CD player with 6 speakers, satellite radio and a USB port.
With new direct-injection (DI) technology, the 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) powerplant boosts power by about 15% to 138 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. All this is, of course, made possible through the efforts of the brand new 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, which also contributes its bit to mileage estimates of 28 mpg city/36 highway.
Standard noteworthy safety features in the 2012 Rio5 SX remain 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and turn-signal-integrated mirrors. Also standard are front fog/driving lights and, new for this year, LED daytime running lights.
Adds to SX:
No additional major features.
Those needing a new-look, value-laden subcompact hatchback would be wise to look over the 2012 Kia Rio5 (for 5-door) EX. This midlevel trim boasts added (by a few inches) room for five,... Read More
Those needing a new-look, value-laden subcompact hatchback would be wise to look over the 2012 Kia Rio5 (for 5-door) EX. This midlevel trim boasts added (by a few inches) room for five, 49.8 cubic feet of total cargo area and a 4-cylinder powerplant lately bolstered by direct injection (DI) technology and a new automatic transmission. Yet, despite its new look and feel, this little hatchback still totes a boatload of value, mainly by carrying over one of the best warranties in the business.
Carrying a rear spoiler, 15-inch steel wheels and heated power-adjustable rear-view mirrors outside, the midlevel Rio5 EX adds to these: premium cloth upholstery, front bucket seats, a rear center armrest and leather and simulated alloy accents to steering wheel and cabin trim. Also look for remote power door locks, power windows, cruise control, telescoping tilt-wheel steering and, of course, air conditioning. Bluetooth hands-free calling also comes standard in this midlevel 5-door hatchback, as does an MP3-capable single-CD player with 6 speakers, satellite radio and a USB port.
A noteworthy option for the 2012 Rio5 EX is the Convenience Package with upgraded 15-inch alloy wheels, power-folding exterior mirrors, UVO infotainment system, rear-view camera and soft-touch dashboard material. Standalone options, meantime, include carpeted floor mats and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror with integrated universal remote.
Powering the 2012 Rio5 EX is a reworked 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine that now boasts direct injection (DI) and mates with a new-for-2012 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission for 138 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. This 15-odd-percent boost in overall performance is accompanied by mileage estimated at 28 mpg city/36 highway. Additionally, the Rio5 EX is eligible for the available hybrid-inspired ECO Package with ISG (Idle, Stop and Go), whereby the engine automatically shuts down at a stop and restarts when the gas pedal is pushed to accelerate.
Lastly, the 2012 Rio5 EX boasts such noteworthy standard safety features as 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags and front side-mounted airbags. This little hatchback also sports standard turn-signal-integrated mirrors, while front fog/driving lights remain optional.
Adds to SX:
No additional major features.
Like its 4-door sibling, the Kia Rio5 (5-door) LX subcompact hatchback sports a new bolder profile for 2012, yet retains its superb value, notably through one of the best warranties in ... Read More
Like its 4-door sibling, the Kia Rio5 (5-door) LX subcompact hatchback sports a new bolder profile for 2012, yet retains its superb value, notably through one of the best warranties in the business. Stretched out, lengthwise and width-wise, for 2012, this entry-level trim boasts a bit more legroom and some 49.8 cubic feet of total cargo area, along with a direct-injected 4-cylinder powerplant and a pair of brand spankin’ new transmissions.
Standard appearance features remain a set of 15-inch steel wheels, a rear spoiler and heated power-adjustable mirrors, while inside, look for cloth upholstery, front bucket seats and a rear-seat center folding armrest. Also adorning the cabin are tilt-wheel steering, air conditioning and a trip computer, with entertainment provided by an MP3-capable single-CD player with 4 speakers, satellite radio and a USB connection.
Options in this entry-level 5-door include carpeted floor mats and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror with integrated universal remote garage door opener.
A newly reworked 1.6-liter direct-injected (DI) inline 4-cylinder (I4) powerplant combines with the new-for-2012 6-speed manual transmission for 138 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque, all adding up to about 15% more vim and vigor over last year’s trim. Mileage, meantime, is estimated at 29 mpg city/37 highway.
Additionally, the base Rio5 LX can be delivered with an available (and also brand-new) 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission that’ll deliver mileage in the vicinity of 28/36.
Finally, notable standard safety features aboard the 2012 Rio5 LX remain 4-wheel antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags and front side-mounted airbags.