Used 2006 Kia Rio Wagon Consumer Reviews - 20 Car Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2006 Kia Rio Wagon - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

20 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Rio model:

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Great Deal Great Car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Roger Porter
on

Vehicle

2006 Kia Rio Wagon 5 SX 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 4A)


Review


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Killed one, going on another!
14 of 16 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By adoom
on

Vehicle

2006 Kia Rio Wagon 5 SX 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I had a used 2006 Rio5 for a short bit before getting t-boned in a winter storm.
The offender was a dodge caravan making an illegal left turn. The Rio took the hit well, with little damage to me...but the car was a write-off. After much searching for a new car, I ended up buying the exact same model.
The Rio5 is great on gas, the 5sp is peppy enough to be fun.
The spare tire cover is crap, I recommend buying a piece of plywood to cover it.
The balljoints in the 3 kia rio5's that I have driven have all needed replacing.


Best Features

My Favourite Features are the fuel economy, the 5spd transmission, and the back seat. Somehow my 6'2" teenagers can fit in the back no problem. The fuel economy averages well over 30 mpg, and the 5sp tranny is peppy enough to be fun to drive.


Worst Features

Suggested improvements would have to be the belts and the ball joints. I have driven 3 rio5's, all 3 needed new ball joints, 2 needed new power steering belts. Also the paint chips toooo easy and the car will rust instantly after the chip.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

pleased with this car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By petevt
on

Vehicle

2006 Kia Rio Wagon 5 SX 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Nearing 79,000 miles, all driving done in and around the mountains of southern vt. Except for 5k oil changes and regular service, the only work I've needed is a wheel bearing, fuel tank purge solenoid and air bag wiring clip (all covered under waranty). Put 4 good studded snows on this car and you'll go anywhere. 34-35 miles per gallon, I've hit 39 on the highway, driving at 60-65 miles per hour


Best Features

2006 model came with 15" alloys, nice a little car like this. Great cd- radio. Passing SUV's on snowy roads.


Worst Features

A sun-roof. Seat gets a little hard on a long drive. A 6th gear would provide even better mpg


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Wish it was stronger but a overall good
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By OLDSCHOOLDEVIL
on

Vehicle

2006 Kia Rio Wagon 5 SX 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I'll tell you I'm hard and neglectful on cars and this Rio has kept up. I didnt give it a oil change for 15000 miles and it started and drove like a champ. I have had small problems (eats through tires and brakes wear.) Not to confy. I drove from California to Texas and I'll say I'm young and those seats i cant stand to sit in them for more than a hour. Decent on gas. I'd recommend this car to young kids that are neglectful and need a good car to get them by. Nothing fancy. I do like the strong speaker system.


Best Features

speaker system, gas milage, bullet proof engine


Worst Features

more confort for commuters


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

best fuel efficient, reliable car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By euroboy
on

Vehicle

2006 Kia Rio Wagon 5 SX 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


Review

My 2006 rio5 has already 385,000 km on it and is still running perfectly. It's my second rio, I drive it for a living, and I love the car, I cannot say a bad word about it, it never gave me any problems at all. The only thing I fixed so far are: ball joints, wheel bearings, tie rods (rough country roads) & fuel purge valve (filthy north American gasoline) buy the car new, maintain it well, don't drive it like a maniac (I. E. Floor the gas pedal), change oil every 5000 km, timing belt every 100,000, put premium fuel in it and she will never fail you! To the guy whose rio stalls & overheats on the hwy: go buy a tank!


Best Features

gas mileage, reliability, comfort, acceleraton


Worst Features

the only thing I'd suggest is adding a 6th gear... the rpm gets a bit high @ 130km/hr


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Other Vehicles to Consider

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT