(4.1) 14 reviews
MSRP: $1,228$6,976
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 33
Engine: 110-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed manual w/OD
2006 Kia Rio

Our Take on the 2006 Kia Rio

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Backseat space and comfort

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2006
  • Enlarged dimensions
  • 110-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Six standard airbags

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

The low end of the new-car market has come a long way in the past few decades, and nothing testifies to that better than the 2006 Kia Rio.Built in South Korea and sold through Kia's 640 U.S. dealers, the new Rio sedan (and Rio5 hatchback wagon) arrived in August. It became, with a sticker price on the base model of $10,570, the cheapest car offering six air bags -- two in front, two on the... Read full review for the 2006 Kia Rio

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Consumer Reviews

4.1

Average based on 14 reviews

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Great car

by Love my Kia from Seminole, OK on April 19, 2014

My 2006 Kia Rio LX is the best car I have ever owned. We live in the country so have to travel quite a distance for doctor appointments, shopping and out of state trips so my little car has over 200,0... Read Full Review

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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.


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Safety

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Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


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