2006 Kia Rio5 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2006 Kia Rio - Road Test Specs

2006 Kia Rio Wagon

(1.6L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)


Model year2006
Stylefour-door hatchback
Base MSRP$14,890
As-tested MSRP$15,960


Drive typefront-wheel drive
Engine typeinline four-cylinder
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1.6
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)110 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)107 @ 4,500
Transmission typefour-speed automatic


Suspension, frontindependent MacPherson struts
Suspension, rearTorsion beam with coil springs
Steering typepower-assisted rack and pinion
Tire brandHankook
Tire modelOptimo
Tire size, front195/55/R15
Tire size, rear195/55R15
Brakes, frontfour-wheel disc w/ABS

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)7.4
0-60 mph (sec.)11.5
0-75 mph (sec.)18.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)18.24 @ 75.7
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)30.75
60-0 mph (ft.)122
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)64.5
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)33.1
Sound level @ idle (dB)43
@ Full throttle (dB)78
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)68

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsUsed a mild brake torque launch to get the best times. Other than that there wasn't much to do as its accleration is pretty tame. Engine sound is pretty typical for a four-cylinder.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsGood solid pedal feel with only minor fade after three stops. It was a fairly new car that we think might have fared even better with more break-in miles on the pads. Average ABS noise and vibration.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsSurprisingly nimble through the cones. Very easy to push to the limit. Not at all responsive to throttle inputs. Medium understeer is what you get no matter how much power to feed in. Times were excellent for a car with such mild tires.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1100
Temperature (°F)74
Wind (mph, direction)0-1

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)29 City 38 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)28.5
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)11.9

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,487
Length (in.)158.1 in.
Width (in.)66.7 in.
Height (in.)57.9 in.
Wheelbase (in.)98.4 in.
Legroom, front (in.)42.8 in.
Legroom, rear (in.)34.3 in.
Headroom, front (in.)39.6 in.
Headroom, rear (in.)38.8 in.
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)15.9 cubic ft.
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)49.6 cubic ft.


Bumper-to-bumper5 yr./60,000
Powertrain10 yr./100,000
Corrosion5 yr./100,000
Roadside assistance5 yr./Unlimited
Free scheduled maintenanceN/A


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesOptional
Electronic brake enhancementsNot Available
Traction controlNot Available
Stability controlNot Available
Rollover protectionNot Available
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverGood
NHTSA crash test, passengerGood
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceGood

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