2012 Kia Rio

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2012 Kia Rio/Rio5
2012 Kia Rio/Rio5
All new for 2012, the Kia Rio, heretofore an archetypally boring car, has become truly interesting. Clean lines, an upright and aggressive front fascia, and standard fifteen-inch wheels dispel the sense of awkwardness and cheapness that commonly afflicts subcompact cars. The top-of-the-line SX model goes even further, with seventeen-inch aluminum wheels and LED accents for the taillights and the daytime running lamps. That's flashy hardware for a subcompact, but the Rio pulls it all together subtly in a fashion not unlike the Volkswagen GTI. The new Hyundai Accent, its under-the-skin twin, is probably more distinct, but the Rio is without a doubt more expensive-looking. The Rio also looks good on the inside -- typically an area where economy cars serve up lots of cheap and nasty hard plastic. Here, there's a handsome dash with large switches and available navigation. The graining of the plastics and the number of soft-touch surfaces impresses. Predictably, the Rio shares much with the Accent, from its 101.2-inch wheelbase to its direct-injected, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. Paired with either a six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic, the hatchback should achieve 29 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. Kia estimates that the sedan will do 30 mpg in the city along with the now-requisite 40 mpg on the highway. On the debit side are overboosted steering and a ride that can be harsh. Overall, the Rio is now one of the more refined, better-looking offerings in a segment brimming with good cars.
2012 Kia Rio Front Three Quarter
Feature Flick: Kia's 2012 Rio Treks Through L.A. to Find Christina Milian
Geocaching is an activity that pairs scavenger hunts with GPS devices, and geocachers usually find little toys or trinkets at the end of each hunt. Today's Feature Flick has a pair of 2012 Kia Rios and a scavenger hunt, but the prize wasn't a toy--it was a meet and greet with pop star Christina Milian. The video is three minutes and 17 seconds of subcompact Kia hijinks on the streets of Los Angeles, with competitors jumping into two brand new Kia Rio hatchbacks to drive around Hollywood and the surrounding landmarks, from Griffith Park to Rodeo Drive and Amoeba Records, the world's largest independent record store. At the end, the contestants climbed the stairs to the penthouse at the Hotel Roosevelt, where they met up with Christina Milian for a roof-top get-together. If you're wondering why we're watching Christina Milian in a video when she hasn't had a big hit song since "Dip It Low" in 2004, she's recently signed to rap superlabel Young Money and is reportedly working on new music. For someone who was a star when Kia sales were a fraction of what they are today, it appears the popularity tables have turned and Christina Milian is looking for a boost from the popular brand. We hope it works. Source: Kia via YouTube Click here for video
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Driven: 2012 Kia Rio
Let's face it, the Kia Rio pretty much defines the term "econobox." But if the latest version does nothing else, it shows the extent to which the current generation of entry-level, B-segment cars has progressed. Consider the econobox redefined.
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First Drive: 2012 Kia Rio sedan
The new Kia Rio sedan drives absolutely nothing like its hatchback counterpart. Well, at least not the hatchback we drove back-to-back with the sedan in Florida this week.
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Five Fun and Frugal Cars
The American auto industry has become fixated on 40 mpg. This new benchmark dominates car advertising, and nearly every manufacturer is rushing to tweak its models -- or bring out entirely new cars -- in order to achieve that figure in EPA fuel-economy testing. That's a good thing for the environment and consumers' wallets, but higher-mileage cars often come at the expense of driving enjoyment. While a tiny hybrid car might be incredibly efficient, it probably won't get its driver's heart racing.
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2012 Kia Rio Specifications

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Engine
1.6L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
30 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
40 MPG
Horsepower:
138 hp @ 6300rpm
Torque:
123 ft lb of torque @ 4850rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Steering Wheel Tilt (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)

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