2011 Kia Rio  -  $12,990


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $12,990
Base Invoice: $12,755
Destination Charge: $695
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn Base
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 31 | City: 28 | Hwy: 34
Body Style: 4dr Sdn Base
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 1.6L DOHC MPFI CVVT 16-valve I4 engine

Model News

For 2011, manual transmission availability shrinks to the base trim, on which it is the only available transmission option.


Model Highlights

All 2011 Kia Rio models are powered by a 110-horsepower, 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, matched with either a standard 5-speed manual or available 4-speed automatic transmission, and all are front-wheel drive. With the 5-speed manual, the Rio returns 28 mpg city, 34 mpg highway in the EPA cycle. The Rio does slightly better with the automatic transmission, returning 36 mpg on the highway.

The fun-to-drive aspects are emphasized in the Rio's economical design. The engine has continuously variable valve timing for responsiveness, while the power steering is engine-speed-sensitive. The suspension is tuned for a smooth ride and crisp control, with MacPherson struts and a stabilizer bar in front, combined with a semi-independent setup in back.

The Rio has more interior space than most cars its size and also has a generous 11.9 cubic feet of cargo space in the sedan, 15.8 cubic feet in the hatchback Rio5. When the Rio5's 60/40 split-folding back seat is in the forward-flat position, cargo space is expanded to nearly 50 cubic feet. Inside, all models have an 8-way adjustable driver's seat with fold-down armrest, a versatile center-stack storage tray and rear mesh seatback pockets.

A full set of side airbags--front seat-mounted side air bags and full-length side-curtain bags--are both standard; however, electronic stability control is not available and anti-lock brakes come standard on the LX trim and better.

The base trim Rio sedan starts at right around $12,000, and is quite budget transportation. But even it comes equipped with mirror-integrated turn signals, SIRIUS satellite radio, and a USB port. The LX trim adds Bluetooth, a tilt steering column, air conditioning, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes and an "EcoMinder" indicator that helps the driver drive more economically. The SX adds 16" alloy wheels, fog lamps, heated power mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power windows and door locks and remote keyless entry.

The Rio5 is the hatchback version of the Rio. It adds about 4 cubic feet of cargo space, and is similarly equipped to the sedan in both LX and SX trims.


Value Writeup

The 2011 Kia Rio is one of the lowest-priced cars for sale in the U.S., and it is also one of the more fuel-efficient with a EPA highway rating of up to 36 mpg. It stands out for its nicely tuned suspension, which offers a less choppy ride than many other small cars and for its generous interior space; according to Kia, the Rio sedan's 92.2 cubic feet of passenger volume is larger than either the Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla.

The Rio is also especially attractive for its warranty coverage--Kia offers a 5-year / 60,000-mile limited warranty, ten years or 100,000 miles on the powertrain and five years or 60,000 miles of roadside assistance.


Pros

Low base price; outstanding fuel efficiency; spacious interior; assured ride; maneuverability; long warranty.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
34 MPG

Cruising Range - City
333.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
28 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
31 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
404.60 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
1.6L/98

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
110 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
107 @ 4500

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.61

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.05

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90

Total Cooling System Capacity
6.3 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
92.2 ft³

Front Head Room
39.6 in

Front Leg Room
42.8 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.5 in

Front Hip Room
50.8 in

Second Head Room
37.8 in

Second Leg Room
34.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.1 in

Second Hip Room
50.0 in

Wheelbase
98.4 in

Length, Overall
166.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
66.7 in

Height, Overall
57.9 in

Track Width, Front
57.9 in

Track Width, Rear
57.5 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.1 in

Trunk Volume
11.9 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2365 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P175/70R14

Rear Tire Size
P175/70R14

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
14 x 5.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
14 X 5.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
4.3

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
32.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.1 x -TBD- in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
8.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
11.9 gal

Basic Years
5

Basic Miles/km
60,000

Drivetrain Years
10

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

Roadside Assistance Note
24-hour roadside assistance

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
11.8%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

1.6L DOHC MPFI CVVT 16-valve I4 engine

5-speed manual transmission w/OD

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/coil springs

Torsion beam rear suspension w/coil springs

Front stabilizer bar

Manual rack & pinion steering

Pwr front vented disc/rear drum brakes

14" x 5" steel wheels w/center caps

P175/70R14 tires

Body-color bumpers

Body-color side moldings

Clear-lens headlights w/auto-off -inc: black bezels

Tinted glass

Body-color manual mirrors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Body-color door handles

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (4) speakers, auxiliary input jack, USB port

SIRIUS satellite radio

Cloth front bucket seats -inc: driver seat height adjustment, driver folding armrest, active headrests

Fixed rear bench seat

Front center console -inc: (2) cupholders

Tilt steering wheel

Tachometer

Manual windows

Manual door locks

Rear window defroster

12V front pwr outlet

Dual visors w/vanity mirrors

Passenger assist grips

Dome lamp w/delay-out

Cargo area lamp

5-MPH bumpers

Side-impact door beams

Front/rear crumple zones

Driver & front passenger advanced airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor

Front seat-mounted side airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags

3-point seat belts for all seating positions -inc: front height adjustment, front pretensioners, front load limiters, belt reminder

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Rear child safety door locks

Internal emergency trunk release

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Impact-absorbing steering column

 
SILVER
$0

 
WHITE
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
GRAY, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL PORT INSTALLED OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA-SEE YOUR AREA DEALER FOR A COMPLETE LIST **
$0

 
REAR SPOILER
$300

 
CARPETED FLOOR MATS
$95


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