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2011 Kia Rio Sedan - Overview

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$12,295 – $16,095 MSRP

$12,060 – $15,110 Invoice

27 / 34 MPG City/Hwy

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Power Circle Ratings

Overall Quality 5.0

Overall Performance and Design 3.0

Overall Dependability 5.0

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2011 Kia Rio Sedan

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Overview

The Kia Rio is a sub-compact economy car, a stablemate of the Hyundai Accent and a competitor to "first cars" such as the Honda Fit, Nissan Versa, and Ford Fiesta. The Rio is available as a sedan or as a 4-door hatchback. The 2011 model is mainly a carryover from the previous year.

The sedan version of the 2011 Kia Rio is available in three trim levels: base, LX, and SX. The base Rio is equipped with 14-inch wheels, 4-speaker sound system with satellite radio, power mirrors, and a rear defroster. The Rio LX trim adds air conditioning, power steering, and rear seatbacks that split 60/40. The Rio SX steps up to 16-inch alloy wheels and higher-grade cloth upholstery. The SX also adds fog lights, a rear spoiler, and interior trim details. All Rio sedans provide an 11.9-cubic-foot trunk, according to Kia. The hatchback model, called the Rio5, is available only in the LX and SX trims, and features 49.6 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded down.

The sole power plant, for both the 2011 Kia Rio and the Rio5, is a 110-horsepower, 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway with the standard 5-speed manual transmission, according to the EPA. A 4-speed automatic transmission is standard on the LX and SX trims; fuel efficiency is comparable with the automatic transmission.

Standard safety features on the 2011 Kia Rio and Rio5 include side-impact air-bags and side curtain air bags. On the LX and SX trims, anti-lock brakes are standard. In government crash tests, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the Rio 4 (out of 5) stars for driver protection in frontal-impact tests, and 5 stars for front-passenger protection. The Rio earned 4 stars for front-seat occupants, and 3 stars for rear-seat passengers, in side-impact crash tests.

Starting MSRP for the 2011 Kia Rio was $12,295.

Available Trims for the 2011 Kia Rio Sedan

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Base (M5) 5 speed manual $12,295 110-hp / 1.6L 4-cyl 28/34
LX (A4) 4 speed automatic $14,995 110-hp / 1.6L 4-cyl 27/36
SX (A4) 4 speed automatic $16,095 110-hp / 1.6L 4-cyl 27/36

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