• (3.6) 7 reviews
  • MSRP: $239$4,935
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 29
  • Engine: 96-hp, 1.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2002 Kia Rio

Our Take on the 2002 Kia Rio

Our Take

For 2002, a subcompact Rio wagon joins the front-drive Rio mini-sedan that debuted a year earlier as the least-expensive car in the U.S. market. On sale since summer 2001, the wagon is the least-expensive example of that body style sold in the United States, displacing the Suzuki Esteem, which h... Read Full Report


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Kia Rio so reliable i have Three

by kia tuner from Crestline Ca on December 24, 2010

these cars are great. i have three in 9 years. i bought my first one in sept. of 01. it was an 02 model for daily driving and driving to college. i have over 600,000 miles on it and it keeps going. no... Read Full Review

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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