(3.6) 7 reviews
MSRP: $637$4,725
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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3.6

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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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When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


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