• (4.1) 14 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,052$7,176
  • 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

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

2006 Kia Rio Reviews

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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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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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