Used 2008 Kia Rio

$3,990 - $4,900
2008 Kia Rio

2008 Highlights

For 2008, the LX trim is added for the Rio5. This means that those who prefer the versatile hatchback body style over the sedan are no longer forced to spring for the top-of-the-line SX trim.


  • Smooth ride, stable handling, attractive interior, standard side curtain airbags, generous warranty.


  • Cruise control isn't available, automatic version slower than most rivals, some cheap plastic trim, subpar safety scores.

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Used 2008 Kia Rio for Sale

Kia Rio 2008 Rio5 SX 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 5M) Sapphire Blue 104,378 miles
Used 2008Kia RioRio5 SX
Est.Loan: $123/mo
King Volkswagen(7)
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Kia Rio 2008 LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A) Gray cloth96,838 miles
Used 2008Kia RioLX
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Good Deal!
Kia Rio 2008 Rio5 SX 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 4A) Sunset Orange Gray cloth273,706 miles
Used 2008Kia RioRio5 SX
Est.Loan: $102/mo
Polar Blue Gray cloth146,973 miles
Used 2008Kia RioLX
Est.Loan: $100/mo
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Fair Deal!
$135 Below Market
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Dealer Notes

ONE OWNER CLEAN CARFAX ACCIDENT FREE MANUAL GREAT MPG Visit Dependable Auto Sales online at to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 410-287-5171 today to schedule your test drive.

87,000 miles
Used 2008Kia RioLX
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Sapphire Blue Gray cloth114,980 miles
Used 2008Kia RioRio5 SX
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Buchanan Kia
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40,682 miles
Used 2008Kia RioLX
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Features & Specs

LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A)SX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A)LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)SX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual
Horsepower110 hp @ 6000 rpm110 hp @ 6000 rpm110 hp @ 6000 rpm110 hp @ 6000 rpm110 hp @ 6000 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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It saved my life!!! lots of love!
I am writing this 2 days after I totaled my 08 Kia Rio. Very sad day. My main problem with this car is the rear defroster stopped working twice. after the 2nd time, i never bothered to get it fixed. I used to affectionately refer to it as my POS Kia, though it did get GREAT gas mileage and was always a fun and sporty drive. I loved zipping along the highway, the city, suburbia in my Rio! however, the best thing about this car is how it saved me during the worst accident i've been in. My back tire was bad, I slipped on wet highway, hit a guardrail, spun into oncoming traffic, had a head on collision with a F250 and walked away w/o a SCRATCH. Thank you for holding up, Rio!
PLEASE DO NOT LISTEN TO ALL OF THE HORRIBLE REVIEWS ON THIS CAR! Every type of car can have these issues. Honestly, I had my little kia for 3 years, and it never failed me. Even with all of the bad weather that we have up in Wisconsin, it kept going strong for my kids and I. The only issue that I ever had was that the headlights are supposed to be automatic, but if I didn't manually turn them off, sometimes the batter would drain. but that only happened a few times in all the years that I had it. besides that, never had a single issue. I have several friends and family members who also have these cars, and they never have major issues either. great car for a small family.
Motor mounts
Reliability, gas mileage, handling. However, interior plastic is of low quality and motor mounts should last longer than 63,000. Motor mounts on models later than 2007 are not covered under the Kia 10 Year warranty.
Used 2008 Kia Rio Overview

The Used 2008 Kia Rio is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A), SX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A), LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M), Rio5 SX 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 4A), 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M), SX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M), Rio5 LX 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 4A), Rio5 SX 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 5M), and Rio5 LX 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 Kia Rio?

Save up to $135 on one of 4 Used 2008 Kia Rio for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,990 as of 07/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 3.3 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Kia Rio trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Kia Rio LX is priced between $3,990 and $4,900 with odometer readings between 96838 and 146973 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Kia Rio Rio5 SX is priced between $4,995 and $5,991 with odometer readings between 104378 and 273706 miles.

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