Used 2004 Kia Rio

2004 Kia Rio
List price
2004 Kia Rio


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


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

Used 2004 Kia Rio for Sale

Kia Rio 2004 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A)
93,825 miles
Used 2004
Kia Rio
Kyner Auto Sales
61.7 mi away
Est.Loan: $45/mo
View Details
Kia Rio 2004
73,441 miles
Used 2004
Kia Rio
Kyner Auto Sales
61.7 mi away
Est.Loan: $62/mo
View Details

Get more for your trade-in

Edmunds shoppers get on average $235 more for their trade-in.

Receive offers from our dealer partners fast.

See your car's value

Edmunds' Expert Review

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.

2004 Highlights

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.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Kia Rio.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

I love my little car.
I enjoy driving it so much that I am going to end up replacing the motor and transmission on it. Even with replacing both of those I will still be only paying a third of what it would cost to buy a new car. Not to mention even with all the maintenance I've had done, The car has never once left me stranded. I've had cars, trucks, and SUV's prior to this car. This was the first time I've ever had this much fun driving though. Finding parking spots, flitting in and out of traffic, great gas mileage, and she's so simple. Those new cars have just too much technology that will distract me while I am driving. I can also foresee a huge expense of having to replace that technology when it goes out.
Rio Timing belt problems
I'm tearing down a 2004 Kia Rio with 32000 miles, well cared for, Not Abused, fresh oil change and Fram filter, LOCKED engine, failed timing belt, At first I thought inferior quality belt and poor components, but this is a rugged copy of the Mazda which can run many miles, everything looks great but the belt is hard and not very flexible. Maybe Kia scrimped on this but I really doubt it, seems like a heat problem so I did a closer look. To keep engine noise to an absolute minimum, the hood is heavily insulated as well as a plastic cover plate over the engine, But in addition to that Both fenders and the firewall have a continuous rubber gasket as does most of the front of the hood,
Friends don't let friends buy KIA's...
bought brand new, had to take to dealership often for brake and clutch issues. Timing belt broke at 57k miles destroying engine, fortunately under warranty. 'NEW' engine gets worse mpg (only 27-30). Stereo eats CD's regularly. Things break and pop off all the time. Alignment issues from day one. On my 3rd engine now that my camshaft snapped in 2 ruining the head and valves. Costs more the fix than anything I've ever owned. Leaves me stranded more often than not. This car is only worth the value of a running engine. I will never buy another KIA.
Good car
Funny the guy that posted the review about the engine 'seizing up' at 81,000 miles. that's normal-you failed to change the timing belt. the timing belt MUST be changed by 65,000 miles on Rio's, or the engine blow. Period. it's a 100% fail rate. Anyway, I live in Phoenix and the air conditioner only works when you're driving. soon as you pause at a light or brake, your air is gone. that said, it's otherwise a perfect car. i love it for its size, so much easier to maneuver i watch macho suv-drivers struggling with their Boats and laugh LOL LMAO
Write a consumer review of your vehicle for a chance to WIN $100!

Features & Specs

23 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
104 hp @ 5800 rpm
22 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
104 hp @ 5800 rpm
See all Used 2004 Kia Rio features & specs


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver2 / 5
    Passenger2 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

More about the 2004 Kia Rio
Used 2004 Kia Rio Overview

The Used 2004 Kia Rio is offered in the following submodels: Rio Sedan, Rio Wagon. Available styles include 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M), 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A), Cinco 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 5M), and Cinco 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2004 Kia Rio?

Price comparisons for Used 2004 Kia Rio trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Kia Rio Base is priced between $2,200 and$2,200 with odometer readings between 93825 and93825 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Kia Rio Cinco is priced between $2,995 and$2,995 with odometer readings between 73441 and73441 miles.

Shop with Edmunds for perks and special offers on used cars, trucks, and SUVs near Ashburn, VA. Doing so could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Edmunds also provides consumer-driven dealership sales and service reviews to help you make informed decisions about what cars to buy and where to buy them.

Which used 2004 Kia Rios are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2004 Kia Rio for sale near. There are currently 2 used and CPO 2004 Rios listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $2,200 and mileage as low as 73441 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a used car from our massive database to find cheap prew-owned vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 2004 Kia Rio.

Can't find a used 2004 Kia Rios you want in your area? Consider a broader search.

Find a used Kia Rio for sale - 1 great deals out of 15 listings starting at $24,585.

Find a used Kia for sale - 10 great deals out of 10 listings starting at $24,907.

Find a used certified pre-owned Kia Rio for sale - 6 great deals out of 13 listings starting at $17,538.

Find a used certified pre-owned Kia for sale - 12 great deals out of 18 listings starting at $14,572.

Compare prices on the Used Kia Rio for sale in Ashburn, VA to other major cities

Should I lease or buy a 2004 Kia Rio?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

Check out Kia lease specials
Check out Kia Rio lease specials