• (4.5) 6 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,486$6,146
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 33
  • Engine: 110-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2006 Kia Rio5

Our Take on the 2006 Kia Rio5

Our Take

Both a sedan and a Rio Cinco wagon were offered in the prior Rio generation. For 2006, a Rio5 hatchback is available in addition to the redesigned Rio sedan, which is listed separately in the cars.com Research section. Available only in SX trim, the Rio5 comes standard with side-impact and side c... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Backseat space and comfort
  • Cargo space
  • Uncertain reliability record

Notable Features

  • 1.6-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Hatchback body style
  • Six standard airbags


Our Expert Reviews

Just in time to give consumers more choices of fuel-efficient cars as gasoline prices continue to spike, Kia has brought us the redesigned Rio subcompacts for 2006. There are two models offered - the Rio sedan and the Rio5 hatchback/wagon, and both are value-priced and easy on the gas.For 2006, the Rio line received a complete redesign, so the cars are up to date and better than ever. It's... Read full review for the 2006 Kia Rio 5

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Consumer Reviews


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Great Car, fuel efficient, best value!!!!!

by Paula Illinois from Chicago, IL on March 6, 2009

I bought this new car in 2007 and never EVER had a problem with it!!! I have friends that have nissan, ford and all other expensive cars and they had to take it to the mechanic a couple of time at lea... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2006 Kia Rio5.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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