7 reviews
2004 Kia Rio
2004 Kia Rio
Available Price Range $1,236-$5,128 Trims2 Combined MPG 29 Seats 5

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


Consumer Reviews


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Good car for the money.

by guitar man from Rochester, NY on December 12, 2009

Good reliable transportation at an affordable price. Note: Change to timing belt at 60000 miles. I lost the engine at 75000 miles because I did not. I junked the car.

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.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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