(4.6) 22 reviews
MSRP: $4,982$11,942
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 32-33
Engine: 138-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual


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Editor's note: Estimated mileage ratings have been lowered to reflect a November 2012 EPA audit of this car's stated mileage. Up against elevated gas prices, car shoppers should take comfort in the fact they don't have to pay a premium for a hybrid to save money at the pump. There's a new crowd of subcompact and compact cars that are fuel-efficient, start below $15,000 and d... Read full review for the 2012 Kia Rio 5

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This car ROCKS!

by Traveling Man from VT/NM on October 29, 2011

We looked at all of the subcompacts out there; there are a lot of good choices. We chose this one and here’s why: 40 mpg/highway (we’ve been doing around 43 mpg right from the start), comfort, style, ... Read Full Review