2009 Kia Rio Consumer Review: Great First Car

2009 Kia Rio - Consumer Review

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

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7 of 9 people found this review helpful
Great First Car
By Shmork on


2009 Kia Rio SX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A)


Many reviewers complain this car isn't powerful enough, or sporty enough and the tires are too small-the list goes on; I disagree. I have never had a problem accelerating into interstate traffic or maneuvering. The interior is surprisingly spacious (huge trunk) and quite attractive with the SX enhancements. The mileage is excellent. Yes, this is no luxury vehicle and it doesn't have impressive horsepower, but if you're shopping in the subcompact market you're not likely concerned with these factors. The drive is almost sporty and the tire size hasn't been an issue. You're not dishing out extra $ for bells and whistles and you really won't miss them. I love my new KIA for drives great and small!

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Very cute! Great mileage and responsive handling. SX aesthetic additions are worth the money.
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