We have kept up the maintenance and the car is still running like a champ. Indeed, subcompacts have never been better and the new Kia Rio sedan and Rio5 hatchback are perfect examples. Our Take on the 2006 Kia Rio The low end of the new-car market has come a long way in the past few decades, and nothing testifies to that better than the 2006 Kia Rio. When I think about my first car, a 1981 Chevy Chevette. Walkaround There is nothing wimpy about either of the Kia Rio models. I love the body style and find the interior roomy and comfortable my backseat passengers haven't complained about legroom at all.
After I test drove it and looked up reviews online I decided this was a good car for me to get, I also got a great deal on the car and a 100,000 mile warranty on it not like I used it much, since the car is so reliable I love my kia rio and driving any other car is just not the same! The stigma attached to owning a small car in America is becoming a thing of the past and the latest iteration of the Kia Rio is among the reasons why that's happening. A Rio5 with automatic averaged 23 mpg in a test that was heavy on urban commuting. While they pay tangible dividends, certain distressed road surfaces can still elevate ambient noise to an annoyingly high level. The drop-down process in both Rios is a multi-step, but straightforward exercise that leaves a flat, but stepped, load surface. In addition to being inexpensive, they are stylish little cars with spacious interiors.
The Rio has been a benchmark for subcompacts the past few years. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. Data Unavailable Third Hip Room in. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. The Rio models come standard with six airbags, a normally associated with expensive luxury cars, not subcompacts. The power steering, which stiffens up as the engine speed increases, felt taught with just the right amount of feel dialed in.
Failed to get data, please try again. It's a sophisticated modern engine, complete with dual overhead camshafts and variable valve timing. 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. Its redesign is all the more momentous as the new Rio models join a wave of exciting new subcompacts that are hitting the streets. Trunk space in the sedan rises to 11. Audio and climate controls are angled toward the driver, high-mounted and easy to reach, with large knobs and buttons. Not having the power package has taken some adjustment, but overall, the features really do everything you need with nothing excessive.
The Rio models come standard with six airbags, a safety feature normally associated with expensive luxury cars, not subcompacts. The Rio has been a benchmark for subcompacts the past few years. After talking to the salesperson and 4 different managers it hasn't been done also tried to get in touch with the owner and my call hasn't been returned. A Piston, Hawk, or Nugget? At those prices, the virtues of quieter efforts like the 38-mpg Kia Rio ring true and clear too. A large, one-piece hatch on the Rio5 opens onto a 15.
All of these factors, Kia execs told us as we squirted around urban and suburban roads around Seattle, are reason to expect bigger things from the bigger new Rio sedan and the vaguely Renault-looking Rio5 hatchback. Orlando Kia was one of the last places we went to and I was a bit unsure when I first drove the car. These subcompacts are smaller than compact cars, such as the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic, but the newest subcompacts excel at space utilization and some are offering premium features. We went into Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, Ford, and Chevy but all were too expensive and didn't have what I was looking for. Maxx and acquits itself as nicely on scenic two-lanes as it does through urban chores.
The typical four-cylinder rasp is absent, and so is the typical rental-car ride and handling of the smallest cars. The Rio5 feels almost sporty, with adequate grip in quick turns, helped by standard 15-inch or optional 16-inch tires. Overview Kia redesigned and enlarged its entry-level compact line for 2006, giving it more room, more power, and more safety features. Transmissions choices remain of a six-speed manual or automatic. The Rio is available as a smart-looking four-door sedan or the stylish Rio5 five-door hatchback.
The stigma attached to owning a small car in America is becoming a thing of the past and the latest iteration of the Kia Rio is among the reasons why that's happening. The Rio's plastic trim is hard-touch but nicely textured. Logically positioned control stalks and switchgear complement its legible gauges. With the driver seat back in a proper position, the back seat is almost devoid of legroom. We are going to look at a 2014 Kia on Monday, but I'm not sure I am ready to get rid of this little gem yet.
In addition to numerous mechanical upgrades, this new iteration makes a strong safety statement, becoming the lowest-priced car in America to come with both front-side and side-curtain airbags. It also exceeds pricier vehicles like the , , and. Retail Dealer Floormats 95 75 Appearance and Miscellaneous Option Avail. Biggest positive is a smooth, peppy 1. Along with raising the pony count from 104 to 110 and hiking torque from 104 to 107 lb-ft, this valvetrain technology also helps it achieve up to 20 percent better fuel economy.
Cargo space is meager in sedans, ample in hatchbacks. While modestly bolstered front buckets provide more comfort than lateral support, the driver's unit does have a height-adjustable lower cushion and a fold-down armrest. Although it remains a compact, the Rio now boasts 92. Handling is secure but not very agile. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. There are six standard airbags, including full-length side-curtain airbags, making it the least expensive vehicle you can buy with so many crash cushions. Even before prices stepped into the stratosphere, Kia says, the compact-car market was heading for bigger things.