2008 Kia Rio Consumer Review: Great value!
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2008 Kia Rio - Consumer Review

2008 Kia Rio

Average Consumer Rating

56 Total Reviews

LX Sedan (1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Performance
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Build Quality
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Great value!
By braindeadunit on

Vehicle

2008 Kia Rio LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I'm getting great gas mileage, and despite mixed rated for 29, I'm getting 34+ mpg. The gearing is just about right, giving its power (and efficiency) in all the right places -- with the manual trans you won't feel like you have such a small engine (reviews on internet says the auto can feel sluggish). The car has a lot of nice touches -- arm rest, aux input, stub holder, center console orientation, the list goes on. All of the small things add up to get a comfortable ride. I can't think of any downsides, although friends have reported the back seats feel a bit cramped.

I bought it used, and I think when it comes time to buy a new car, I'll go with a Rio (or Hyundai's version, the Accent).

Best Features

Fuel Economy, quality of build vs. price, overall engineering.

Worst Features

Accelerator -- It kinda has an "on/off" feel, instead of a smooth transition from off to on. Add a sixth gear. Improve shifter linkage. Take a couple inches off of trunk to give to rear passengers. Give a bit more room between the wheel and paddles for lights/blinkers/wipers. I sometimes hit these by accident.
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