2006 Kia Rio5

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6 reviews
Available Price Range $2,002-$6,294 Trims1 Combined MPG 33 Seats 5

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.... 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

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Consumer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

Based on 6 reviews

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

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

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. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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