• (3.1) 9 reviews
  • MSRP: $984$4,716
  • 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

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

2004 Kia Rio Reviews

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 9 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.

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2004 Kia Rio Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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