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By Cars.com Staff
November 10, 2010
The Rio sedan is Kia's entry in the competitive small-car segment. Trim levels include a bare-bones Base model, an LX and a sporty SX. The Rio competes with the Chevrolet Aveo and Toyota Yaris.
Kia's Rio5 hatchback is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.
New for 2011 Bluetooth connectivity was a late addition for the 2010 model year; for 2011, it is now available as part of the Value Package.
Exterior The Rio features a black mesh grille and swept-back headlights. It's available as a sedan or hatchback, which Kia calls the Rio5. Exterior features include:
Available 14-, 15- or 16-inch wheels
Standard auto-off headlamps
Optional heated and power-operated side mirrors
Optional rear spoiler
Optional fog lamps
Interior The interior is fairly conservative. SX models include metal-finish dashboard accents, unique sport seat fabric and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob with red stitching. Interior features include:
Optional air conditioning
Optional 60/40-split bench seat
Optional power windows and locks
Optional keyless entry
Optional steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
Optional USB interface for MP3 players
Under the Hood The base Rio is only available with a five-speed manual transmission.
110-horsepower, 1.6-liter inline-four-cylinder engine with 107 pounds-feet of torque
Available four-speed automatic transmission
Optional power steering
Safety Safety features include:
Standard side-impact airbags
Standard side curtain airbags
Standard child-safety locks
Optional antilock brakes with rear discs (LX and SX)