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2012 Kia Rio

Thursday, April 5th 2012. | Kia

2012 Kia Rio share the similar performance with foremost gas mileage ratings both four-door sedan and five-door hatchback. This affordable small car gets the notable redesigned on its exterior and interior, especially for stylish hatchback. Many automobile reviewers like smooth acceleration, fuel economy at 30/40 estimated mpg (city/highway), well-crafted cabin with better quality, and bring excellent list of standard safety features. Nevertheless exist some drawbacks such as cramped rear seat for some tall passengers, a few plastic interior, then some of the rivals have more cargo space. Both sedan and hatchback, 2012 Kia Rio presents in three trims: LX, EX, and SX like a top trim level. Are you still interested to dive further about this automobile which was released by “Kia” Motors America, Inc.?

2012 Kia Rio
2012 Kia Rio

2012 Kia Rio Powertrain

Under the hood 2012 Kia Rio powered by 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) inline four-cylinder engine that generates up to 138-horsepower @ 6,300 rpm and 123 lb-ft of torque @ 4,850 rpm. The Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) as the fuel system.

2012 Kia Rio Transmission

Two transmissions are offered: six-speed manual transmission (standard for LX model) and electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission (standard for EX & SX, plus optional for LX).

2012 Kia Rio EPA Fuel Economy

Both 2012 Kia Rio sedan and hatchback, also applicable for 6-speed manual or automatic transmission have 30/40 MPG (city/highway).

2012 Kia Rio Review
2012 Kia Rio Review

2012 Kia Rio Interior Pics
2012 Kia Rio Interior Pics

2012 Kia Rio Highlight Features

Learn more the all-new 2012 Kia Rio via highlight features from 17-inch tires with alloy wheels, sport-tuned suspension, multi-reflector headlights (2-lens for sedan), front fog lights, rear spoiler (hatchback), rear window & washer (5-door), optional power sunroof with tilt, Bluetooth® wireless technology, Navigation with SiriusXM TrafficTM & rear-camera display, tilt & telescopic steering column, luggage area cover (five-door), metal paint interior, metal pedals, premium knit cloth seat trim, 6-way adjustable driver’s seat, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, optional heated front seats, and optional leather seat trim.

2012 Kia Rio Interior
2012 Kia Rio Interior

2012 Kia Rio Prices

You might just make the starting prices listed below for reference, though of course more detailed information you can get at the nearest local Kia dealership.

For the four-door sedan model:

  • 2012 Kia Rio LX manual transmission at $13,400 MSRP
  • 2012 Kia Rio LX automatic transmission at $14,500 MSRP
  • 2012 Kia Rio EX automatic transmission at $16,300 MSRP
  • 2012 Kia Rio SX automatic transmission at $17,500 MSRP

While the five-door hatchback model:

  • 2012 Kia Rio LX manual transmission at $13,600 MSRP
  • 2012 Kia Rio LX automatic transmission at $14,700 MSRP
  • 2012 Kia Rio EX automatic transmission at $16,500 MSRP
  • 2012 Kia Rio SX automatic transmission at $17,700 MSRP

Kia Rio 2012
Kia Rio 2012

2012 Kia Rio Competitors

What the rivals for 2012 Kia Rio in the affordable small car class? There are Mazda Mazda3, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, and other. Take the different and let’s decide suit to your desire tactfully.


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