2008 Kia Rio Hybrid

Products from Korean automakers were once thought of as sad imitations of their Japanese counterparts, but vehicles like the Hyudai Sonata and have proved that these newcomers have quickly caught up to the competition. Now, Kia is taking Korea one step further by adding a hybrid version of the compact Rio sedan. It uses a 90-horsepower 1.4-liter gas engine mated to a small electric motor. Four thousand Rio hybrids will soon take to Korean roads in a real world test program done in conjunction with the Korean Ministry of the Environment, and consumer models should arrive here in the States some time in 2008.

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2017 Kia Rio

2017 Kia Rio

MSRP $17,905 EX 5-Door

EPA MPG:

27 City / 36 Hwy

Safety (NHTSA):

★★★★

Horse Power:

138 @ 6300