Can I replace the engine in a 2004 rio with a motor from a later model, say a 2006 or better?

Asked by Sep 05, 2012 at 10:01 AM about the 2004 Kia Rio Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

1,145

Your best bet is to check with the parts manager at your local Kia dealer. He can look up the specs and see if it works.

285

You can replace a 2004 Rio 1.6 with an 01-02 1.5L or and 03-05 1.6L but the new 1.6 from 2006 onwards is a differant engine and requires alot of work to change.

5

Most likely yes. Obtaining any info from people is pretty much worthless.They'll most likely give you a no answer . Im not only answering this for you(3 year old question) but for any other people . Your best bet,go to a salvage yard and see where the mounts are,and how long the drive axles are for each years of vehicle,and tranny bolt pattern .I highly doubt kia changed anything considering its the same 1.6 motor with a mere 6 more hp. Any changes made were probably just made to a/f ratio tuning and intake systems and exhaust. Now the 2012 and up,that might be different,but most likely not.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • new kio rio 1.4 hatchback engine ticking noise 28 answers

    I just bought a new kio rio ex and ticking noise comes from engine until it heats up, is this normal .

    2012 Kia Rio EX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have problems starting my car! 49 answers

    I have a 2010 Rio LX with 56000 miles. About 8 months ago it started to give me problems and not always starting. When I go to start the car I turn the key over and it attempts to start but does not...

    2010 Kia Rio LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • P0302 Cylinder 2 misfire 36 answers

    I have a P0302 fault (cylinder 2 misfire). I replaced the spark plugs just a week ago, and when I checked them today they all still look new, except for the cylinder 2 plug. It is completely corroded...

    2001 Kia Rio Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • KIA Rio 2003 1.5 L Sedan over heating 23 answers

    i have changed spark plug before and i have checked compatibility list in NGK site and bought Iridium one so first thing i have changed and set default spark plug i have went to lots of mechanics an...

    2003 Kia Rio Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • How do I make my 10 Kia Rio faster? 21 answers

    I know it's really just an economy car that is great for gas mileage, but is there any possible way to make it run faster?

    2010 Kia Rio

    -

    Car Customization

Rio

Looking for a Used Rio in your area?

CarGurus has 6,946 nationwide Rio listings starting at $1,700.

ZIP:

Search Kia Rio Questions

Kia Rio Experts

#1 abcdef8
abcdef8
Reputation 560
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 460
#3 flippinthemadstyles
flippinthemadstyles
Reputation 440
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Accent
300 Great Deals out of 12,981 listings starting at $998
Used Toyota Corolla
1,414 Great Deals out of 69,992 listings starting at $988
Used Honda Civic
1,172 Great Deals out of 67,654 listings starting at $1,500
Used Kia Optima
574 Great Deals out of 30,470 listings starting at $1,250
Used Hyundai Elantra
940 Great Deals out of 53,177 listings starting at $1,450
Used Kia Rio5
16 Great Deals out of 1,384 listings starting at $4,995
Used Ford Focus
1,290 Great Deals out of 60,645 listings starting at $1,295
Used Hyundai Sonata
1,001 Great Deals out of 50,138 listings starting at $700
Used Mazda MAZDA3
467 Great Deals out of 27,909 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Fiesta
293 Great Deals out of 17,570 listings starting at $2,995
Used Nissan Sentra
795 Great Deals out of 53,721 listings starting at $2,000

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Kia Rio For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 2,567 listings starting at $7,995
2015 Kia Rio For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 643 listings starting at $7,500
2014 Kia Rio For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 392 listings starting at $6,589
2013 Kia Rio For Sale
37 Great Deals out of 638 listings starting at $4,995
2012 Kia Rio For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 173 listings starting at $4,995