(3.3) 8 reviews
MSRP: $1,216$4,860
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 29
Engine: 104-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2004 Kia Rio

Our Take on the 2004 Kia Rio

Our Take

Introduced to the United States in July 2000, the South Korean-built Kia Rio sedan was touted as the lowest-priced car on the American market. Kia also launched a Rio Cinco wagon companion shortly before the 2002 model year began. Both subcompact body styles were redesigned and gained some welcom... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Performance with automatic
  • Resale value
  • Backseat space
  • Side-impact crash-test rating

Notable Features

  • 104-hp engine
  • Manual or automatic
  • Sedan and wagon body styles
  • Subcompact dimensions

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

3.3

Average based on 8 reviews

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Very Affordable Commuter

by Shaba from Anchorage on May 16, 2009

I owned this car for around a year. Get it at 4 years old at 44k miles. Had no maintenance problem at all. Very good on gas. Nice inside an out. Acceleration is very good for 1.6 engine. Usually I cou... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

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.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


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