2010 Kia Rio5

Review Summaries

What reviewers liked most about the Kia Rio5

  • Rio buyers may want to opt for the optional antilock brake package, that adds not only ABS but also 262-mm solid rear disc brakes and electronic brake force distribution.

    - AutoSite.com
  • Unlike the previous four-door Rio and Cinco wagon, the redesigned sedan and five-door Rio5 add a bit of styling flair to the compact car segment. The front end features a black mesh grille, black air dam insert, and more pronounced hood lines. The side flanks add sporty wheel flares, and the rear end has been reshaped for a cleaner appearance.

    - AutoSite.com
  • The hatchback...can hold 15.8 cubic feet of cargo behind the rear seat. With that seat folded, space increases to 49.6 cubic feet.

    - Cars.com

What reviewers liked least about the Kia Rio5

  • Company executives claim they haven't yet conducted acceleration tests, but it's safe to say this baby Kia won't be keeping the Corvette Z06 up at night.

    - AutoSite.com
  • We recommend against the automatic. It hunts endlessly for gears while heading uphill and produces an unpleasant grinding sound at highway speeds.

    - Car and Driver
  • Key differentiators that set the LX and SX apart and above the base Rio include a tilt steering column, four-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system, and air conditioning -- none of which are even available as options in the entry-level car.

    - Motor Trend
  • Acceleration is average at highway speeds with either the manual or...4-speed automatic transmission.

    - MSN Autos

Best one-liner about the Kia Rio5

  • ...value is no longer the only reason to buy one.

    - Car and Driver
  • Doing the math with six standard airbags, thrifty fuel economy, and more interior room, the Rio5 adds up to a smart buy.

    - Motor Trend

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