2006 Rio5

Consumer Reviews

2006 Kia Rio5

$2,474 - $5,074  MSRP Range
2006 Kia Rio5

Review Score

4.5 out of 5 stars

4.5

6 Reviews
83% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.5 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.8 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.5 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.3 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.3 out of 5 stars Performance
4.8 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

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

by Paula Illinois from Chicago, IL on Fri Mar 06 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 least. My car is a little jewel and so far (knock on wood) I had no problems at all.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Amazing car!

by Kia Rio Luva from Mid-MO on Wed Mar 19 2008

This is the first car that I've ever bought (before I used the family car) and I absolutely love it! Originally I had wanted a Toyota Matrix or Pontiac Vibe, but those were just too expensive. This car really gets a lot of bang for the buck! The only two complaints I have are that: #1: It doesn't have cruise control. (I'm not sure if all models are without, or just some) And this really isn't that big of a deal unless I'm traveling long distances. #2: I wish there were a little bit more cargo space. I'm going off to college next semester and am kind of nervous about what all it can hold. But thankfull the seats fold flat, and there's a small shelf feature (I think it's mainly just for privacy...but I sometimes put small items there) in the back so I can put some small items on top of there. Other than that it's perfect! Drives really well, the front seats are amazing comfortable, has an awesome sound system, amazing price, and I would recommend this car to anyone!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Problems

by mp1517 from ontario on Mon Jul 24 2006

runs great and handles nicely, except for the mechanical problems encoutered. the warranty sounds nice until you run into mechanical problems. It is comfortable for the front seat passengers, but forget about those in the back. There's very little leg room. As for the trunk, there's enough room to handle 2 suitcases and a couple of bags

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
2 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Does not recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

qostas

by qostas from toronto on Sun Sep 17 2006

the all around greatest car for the money>>>>:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>:):):):):):):):):):):)>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>very happy kia driver...........:)

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

fun to drive sx

by kiajerry from lincoln,nebr on Wed Jul 19 2006

the most bang for the money with the power package. after two months ownership, have found nothing i don't like, except why put a 140mph spedometer on an auto with 110hp? a joy to look at and drive. triple door seals make it quiet even in cross winds. worst mileage was 28 in town with autotrans and air cond on. if i had triple stall garage, i would buy another one.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

perfect gas saver!

by Kia rio5 sunset orange from saint joseph missouri on Mon Jun 16 2014

I've had this car for a year and have not had one major issue until now, There's a leak in my transmission and the fluid is black. Getting fixed tomorrow hope it helps but you couldn't even tell it drives perfect and save so so much on gas. I would agree then comfort could have been better and no CRUISE CONTROL wth is with that. Other than that perfect little car.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 2006 Kia Rio5

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 the second generation of the Rio, which arrived initially for 2001 in just the sedan form; the wagon was added for 2004, and initially was called the Rio Cinco. But because most Americans had no idea that "cinco" was the word for "five" in Spanish, and therefore didn't understand the idea that the Rio Cinco was... Read More