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2007 Kia Rio5

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$6,060 — $8,176 USED
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Hatchback
5 Seats
33 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.0) 6 reviews

The Good

  • Fuel economy
  • Safety features for its class
  • Modest but welcome power increase
  • Transmission operation
  • Maneuverability
  • Ride comfort on most surfaces

The Bad

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

What to Know

about the 2007 Kia Rio5
  • 1.6-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Hatchback body style
  • Six standard airbags

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Updates for the 2007 Kia Rio5 hatchback include new wheels and some light interior changes. Overall, it's virtually the same as the 2006 model.

Both a sedan and a Rio Cinco wagon were offered in the prior Rio generation. For 2006, a Rio5 hatchback became 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 curtain airbags.


Exterior
Created with a European-inspired exterior, the Rio5 features a black mesh grille and swept-back headlights. Black side moldings are installed, and the bumpers contain black inserts. The wheel well openings have a sculpted design, and body-colored mirrors are installed.

The Rio5 has an independent front suspension and a semi-independent rear suspension. The hatchback features fog lamps, a rear spoiler, 15-inch alloy wheels and power steering. For 2007, 16-inch alloy wheels are optional.


Interior
Up to five people can fit inside the Rio5. Standard equipment includes an eight-way manually adjustable driver's seat, variable intermittent wipers and a rear-window defroster. Additional features include air conditioning, a CD stereo with four speakers, a tilt steering column, and a 60/40-split, folding rear seat.

For 2007, all Rio5s gain upgraded seat fabric, dashboard chrome accents and red stitching on the steering wheel, shift knob and door panels.

The hatchback can hold 15.8 cubic feet of cargo behi...
Vehicle Overview
Updates for the 2007 Kia Rio5 hatchback include new wheels and some light interior changes. Overall, it's virtually the same as the 2006 model.

Both a sedan and a Rio Cinco wagon were offered in the prior Rio generation. For 2006, a Rio5 hatchback became 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 curtain airbags.


Exterior
Created with a European-inspired exterior, the Rio5 features a black mesh grille and swept-back headlights. Black side moldings are installed, and the bumpers contain black inserts. The wheel well openings have a sculpted design, and body-colored mirrors are installed.

The Rio5 has an independent front suspension and a semi-independent rear suspension. The hatchback features fog lamps, a rear spoiler, 15-inch alloy wheels and power steering. For 2007, 16-inch alloy wheels are optional.


Interior
Up to five people can fit inside the Rio5. Standard equipment includes an eight-way manually adjustable driver's seat, variable intermittent wipers and a rear-window defroster. Additional features include air conditioning, a CD stereo with four speakers, a tilt steering column, and a 60/40-split, folding rear seat.

For 2007, all Rio5s gain upgraded seat fabric, dashboard chrome accents and red stitching on the steering wheel, shift knob and door panels.

The hatchback can hold 15.8 cubic feet of cargo behind the rear seat. With the seat folded, space increases to 49.6 cubic feet. An optional Power Package includes remote keyless entry and power windows, locks and mirrors.


Under the Hood
The Rio5's 1.6-liter four-cylinder develops 110 horsepower and 107 pounds-feet of torque. Either a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission can be installed.

Safety
Seat-mounted side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags and front seat belt pretensioners are standard. Antilock brakes are optional.

Driving Impressions
The Rio5's handling capabilities exceed expectations; it maneuvers eagerly through urban or rural environments, and its body rolls less than anticipated.

Backseat space isn't too appealing. Legroom even in the outer positions is marginal if the front seat is moved appreciably rearward. In addition, the hard rear seatback reclines too much for true comfort. Still, headroom is passable and foot space is adequate. Climbing into the backseat isn't too difficult.

Despite short seat bottoms, the front seats are rather comfortable. Cargo space in the Rio5 is less than bountiful, but visibility is unobstructed.


Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.0
6 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(3.3)
Interior Design
(3.8)
Comfort
(4.0)
Reliability
(4.3)
Value For The Money
(4.8)
(4.0)

Very good, worth for money

by AGanesh from New York on April 3, 2017

Car was as described. Best performance on MPG and also value for the money. I would definitely recommend to friends, family and colleague if I find the same type of car again. Read full review

(4.0)

Great Car For Students

by Spjutster on November 26, 2009

As a college student, this car is great! It's fuel economy is really nice and it drives nicely. The back seat is a bit cramped if you have four adults on a long trip, but if there are only two of you, ... Read full review

Safety

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Recalls

The 2007 Kia Rio5 currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Rio5 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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