Used 2005 Kia Rio Pricing


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2005 Kia Rio

2005 Highlights

No major changes for the Rio this year.


Pros

  • Small price, big warranty, peppy engine.

Cons

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

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Features & Specs

4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A)Cinco 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
MPG252425
Seating555
Transmission5-speed manual4-speed automatic5-speed manual
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower104 hp @ 5800 rpm104 hp @ 5800 rpm104 hp @ 5800 rpm

Safety

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

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Kia Rio

(29)

Consumer Rating


Please be aware
Purchased this car from the original owner and at first was delighted with car. Kia was in great shape inside and out about 40k miles. Car was maintained according to manufacturer. Took car for oil change to dealer and was told because I was second owner warranty was not transferable so any repairs would be on me. At 74,000k car just stopped dead no warning. Had car towed to shop..what do ya know the timing belt broke and destroyed top part of engine. I was never informed of this until after the fact you are to replace the timing belt at or before 60,000 K. Kia said so sorry we can't help you. I have owned many cars from Lexis, Toyota, Honda and American and NEVER had this issue BEWARE !
so far kinda happy
my only problem is the rack and pionion (spell check) is having to be redone thank god my dad is a mechanic..but no one can make the 2 lines that the new one doesnt come with..i love this car besides the frustration of getting it fixed. its my only car so its nerve racking...i had a ford taurus and that was a big NO NO...i have spent over 7,000 dollars on it in 3 years..dont buy a taurus..im hoping the kia doesnt need anything else cause im broke.. :( i have replaced a few things but because i wanted to..
Fairly Happy
I got this little Rio about a month ago and so far I am pretty happy with it. I feel like I got a great deal on the car and the fact the car was going to be better on gas than my old '91 Dakota. While the fuel consumption on this car isn't too bad, I definitely feel like it could be better. The engine is a bit lethargic for highway driving and the car itself does tend to feel a little "unsafe" doing anything over 60 mph. The interior is bigger than what someone would judge it would be by the outside. Handling is pretty precise and it extremely light! Overall, this car seems dependable and practical so far.
Used 2005 Kia Rio Overview

The Used 2005 Kia Rio is offered in the following submodels: Sedan, 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). Pre-owned Kia Rio models are available with a 1.6 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 104 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2005 Kia Rio comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic.

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