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2008 Kia Rio

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$10,890

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Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

5

Seating capacity

158.1” x 57.9”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Fuel economy
  • Safety features for its class
  • Transmission operation
  • Maneuverability
  • Ride comfort on most surfaces

The bad:

  • Backseat space and comfort

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • 110-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Six standard airbags

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.7
  • Interior 3.8
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.2
  • Reliability 4.2
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Most recent consumer reviews

1.0

Automatic transmission problem

I'm using Rio 5 2008. I bought it in 2019 have changed the automatic transmission twice within the last 3 years. This car is giving me headache. I won't recommend this car.

5.0

Very reliable I must say

You'll underestimate this car but I must tell you it's a great car, bought it at less than 100 miles in 2019 but still running like brand new

5.0

Best Car I've Ever Owned

All I can say it is the best car ever. I have owned Datsun, fords, Chevy, and nothing compares to the reliability and comfort. My next vehicle will definitely be a Kia.

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Safety

Based on the 2008 Kia Rio base trim.
Frontal driver
4
Frontal passenger
5
Nhtsa rollover rating
4
Side driver
4
Side rear passenger
3

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years or newer/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
Powertrain
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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