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2004 Kia Rio Wagon

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Kia Rio Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.6 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 104 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/29 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Kia Rio

  • The Rio and Rio Cinco are the lowest-priced sedan and wagon on the market, and they feel that way. Buy one only if you must have a new-car warranty; otherwise, spend your money on a nice used car.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Small price, big warranty, peppy engine, attractive styling.

  • Cons

    Unrefined handling, five-speed manual's rubbery shift action, mediocre fuel economy.

  • What's New for 2004

    Alloy wheels are now standard on the Cinco wagon. Lumbar support has been added to the driver seat in all models, and the center console armrest gets extra padding.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (13 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


155,000 miles and still running

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Vehicle: 2004 Kia Rio Cinco 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

I commute appox 120 (highway) miles each day in the Midwest (extreme weather, including snow, 100 degree and below zero degree weather days) using this car. I currently have 155K miles on the car. I regularly change the oil (synthetic blend after 100K) and get the belts (timing) replaced every 60K miles. Just this year I have experienced some looseness in using 1st gear (manual transmission). My goal is to get 200K miles out of the car.




A great little car!

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Vehicle: 2004 Kia Rio Cinco 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

I've had my Cinco for 6 months now and it has been GREAT! I live in metro Atlanta so driving is a way of life around here. My Cinco handles wonderfully. I've also done long distance driving and it was very comfortable.




Very happy with cinco wagon

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Vehicle: 2004 Kia Rio Cinco 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

This has been an excellent car for the 28,000 miles that I have put on it.




Great little car

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Vehicle: 2004 Kia Rio Cinco 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

This has been a very good little car . I have had absolutely no problems with this car . I've put over 18000 miles on this car in less than a year. The gas mileage has been as high as 41 mpg, never below 33 mpg.For a low price car ,you just can't beat this little car.



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Kia good and bad

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Vehicle: 2004 Kia Rio Cinco 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 4A)

My only complaints is the paint is thin and scratches just looking at it-----It shimmies at 60-65 and can't be fixed




03 cinco

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Vehicle: 2004 Kia Rio Cinco 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 4A)

the car has some major rattleing problems with the back hatch and the cobby hold next to the overhead lights



Full 2004 Kia Rio Review

What's New for 2004

Alloy wheels are now standard on the Cinco wagon. Lumbar support has been added to the driver seat in all models, and the center console armrest gets extra padding.

Talk About The 2004 Rio

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
/
  • 29
  • highway
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