LX 4dr Sedan
2006 Kia Rio

2006 Rio Photos
2006 Kia Rio5 SX AG I remember the first time I saw a Kia. There it was, a matte red Sephia, abandoned on the side of a highway with a bright orange sticker stuck to its window. The sticker bore a warning that if the vehicle was not removed in a timely manner the local municipality would turn it into a square foot brick of base metal. Kia's come a long way since those days of the disposable Sephia, and the 2006 Kia Rio5 SX represents the most folks can get for the least. Is it enough, or does $13,500 not go as far it once did? 2006 Kia Rio5 SX AG Older gentleman who apparently find retirement an unsavory activity often transport the vehicles we review. They drive all over creation and deliver keys into the grateful hands of us journalists who regard their arrivals as sacred events. A gentleman named Alan delivered the 2006 Kia Rio5 SX to us, and the first thing he said after his three-hour road trip was, ?This is a great little car!? Coming from a guy who has driven every make and model under the sun, that?s a ringing endorsement. So it was with Alan?s approval that we slid behind the wheel of the Rio5 and began our time together. 2006 Kia Rio5 SX AGThe Rio line is the least expensive Kia has to offer. Having built its reputation on inexpensive transportation, one could argue that Kia is the king of cheap transport. Despite the fact that our North American market isn?t wild about wee little cars, the Rio does have a couple of competitors, most notably the Chevy Aveo and Scion xA. The Scion?s natural state is as a four-door hatch, while Chevy offers the Aveo LT 4dr hatchback that matches up nicely with our Rio5 SX. The Rio5 SX and Aveo LT are priced $250 apart at $13,500 and $13,250 respectively, while the Scion xA goes for a little less at $12,730. 2006 Kia Rio5 SX AGThe Rio is all new for 2006 and has grown in all dimensions including width, height and wheelbase over the car it?s replacing. It truly is a larger car, which makes you feel like you?re getting more for your money. Kia has also managed to give it more interior volume (92.2 cubic feet) and cargo space (15.8 cubic feet) than either of its competitors. 2006 Kia Rio5 SX AG 2006 Kia Rio5 SX AGIt?s when we?re looking at the Rio5 SX from the outside that we like it the most. The new styling wrapped over a larger frame is attractive for this segment. The car looks like it was …
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2006 Kia Rio5 SX AG I remember the first time I saw a Kia. There it was, a matte red Sephia, abandoned on the side of a highway with a bright orange sticker stuck to its window. The sticker bore a warning that if the vehicle was not removed in a timely manner the local municipality would turn it into a square foot brick of base metal. Kia's come a long way since those days of the disposable Sephia, and the 2006 Kia Rio5 SX represents the most folks can get for the least. Is it enough, or does $13,500 not go as far it once did? 2006 Kia Rio5 SX AG Older gentleman who apparently find retirement an unsavory activity often transport the vehicles we review. They drive all over creation and deliver keys into the grateful hands of us journalists who regard their arrivals as sacred events. A gentleman named Alan delivered the 2006 Kia Rio5 SX to us, and the first thing he said after his three-hour road trip was, ?This is a great little car!? Coming from a guy who has driven every make and model under the sun, that?s a ringing endorsement. So it was with Alan?s approval that we slid behind the wheel of the Rio5 and began our time together. 2006 Kia Rio5 SX AGThe Rio line is the least expensive Kia has to offer. Having built its reputation on inexpensive transportation, one could argue that Kia is the king of cheap transport. Despite the fact that our North American market isn?t wild about wee little cars, the Rio does have a couple of competitors, most notably the Chevy Aveo and Scion xA. The Scion?s natural state is as a four-door hatch, while Chevy offers the Aveo LT 4dr hatchback that matches up nicely with our Rio5 SX. The Rio5 SX and Aveo LT are priced $250 apart at $13,500 and $13,250 respectively, while the Scion xA goes for a little less at $12,730. 2006 Kia Rio5 SX AGThe Rio is all new for 2006 and has grown in all dimensions including width, height and wheelbase over the car it?s replacing. It truly is a larger car, which makes you feel like you?re getting more for your money. Kia has also managed to give it more interior volume (92.2 cubic feet) and cargo space (15.8 cubic feet) than either of its competitors. 2006 Kia Rio5 SX AG 2006 Kia Rio5 SX AGIt?s when we?re looking at the Rio5 SX from the outside that we like it the most. The new styling wrapped over a larger frame is attractive for this segment. The car looks like it was …
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$12,695 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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Engine 1.6LI-4
MPG 32 City / 35 Hwy
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission 5-spd man w/OD
Power 110 @ 6000 rpm
Drivetrain front-wheel
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