Kia's recast Rio for 2006 wraps extroverted styling around straightforward yet efficient hardware, showing a marked improvement in packaging and dynamics over the car it replaces. Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. Reliable and affordable, the subcompact sedan spent much of its first four years as the lowest priced new vehicle in the U. We live in the country so have to travel quite a distance for doctor appointments, shopping and out of state trips so my little car has over 200,000 miles on it. Well, he wanted to keep driving the Bug so I inherited my own vehicle. While they pay tangible dividends, certain distressed road surfaces can still elevate ambient noise to an annoyingly high level.
A large, one-piece hatch on the Rio5 opens onto a 15. They were all injected with the latest technological developments and subsequently received upgrades within every edition. Following in the footsteps of recently introduced new vehicles from Kia, the all-new Rio and Rio5 are the latest realization of the company's efforts to offer an unprecedented level of standard safety equipment in all of its vehicles. Orlando Kia was one of the last places we went to and I was a bit unsure when I first drove the car. This is an easy vehicle to work on.
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Mileage inconsistency, stolen entries or an excessive amount of previous owners are facts that change the value of your car significantly, whether you know about it or not. Kia Motors America, the U. Building on the success of the Spectra compact sedan and Spectra5 five-door, the 2006 Rio and Rio5 are the company's latest vehicles designed specifically to attract a broader spectrum of American consumers to the Kia brand. The 2006 Rio and Rio5 offer more horsepower and torque and a significant increase in fuel efficiency from the previous generation Rio. Logically positioned control stalks and switchgear complement its legible gauges. Plenty of power and not burning oil.
Sensors controlling the front supplemental restraints determine the position of the seat, whether the seat belt is buckled, whether the front passenger seat is occupied, and the severity of a frontal impact before deployment. The 2006 Rio and Rio5 are equipped with standard front-wheel disc brakes. Besides improved fuel economy, this weight reduction aids acceleration, braking and handling. What is a Powertrain warranty? The Rio four-door sedan replaces the Kia Spectra as the lowest priced car in the U. A front stabilizer bar is standard on all Rio models , and a precise rack-and-pinion steering system, equipped with engine-speed-sensitive power assist aids in handling. Longer, wider, and taller, with an increased wheelbase and track, the new Rio and its wagonmate -- now dubbed the Rio5 -- boast the largest passenger cabins in their class, a far more substantial look and feel, and a heretofore unknown level of sophistication at this price point. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties.
My sons car arrived this past weekend and was absolutely perfect just like in the pictures provided. Now, the all-new 2006 Rio sedan and Rio5 five-door are raising the bar in the entry level segment by offering class-leading horsepower and interior volume, and six standard airbags, including full-length side-curtain airbags. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below.
We have kept up the maintenance and the car is still running like a champ. If there are damaged parts, replacement Kia Rio parts are there to take charge. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. This was my first car so I had no idea which car I should buy when I was doing my hunt. All in all it is a really good deal. There is no optional equipment available for the Base model.
New sheetmetal reflects the Rio's more refined character: no dramatic leaps, but a tautness of line and contour that tastefully set the stage for what lies within. Hide full safety review What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty? All Replacement brand items are backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty. Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Overall, I have really enjoyed this little car. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year.
In fact, the new Rio and Rio5 offer more standard horsepower than any vehicle in the subcompact category. Although it remains a compact, the Rio now boasts 92. There is a lot of headroom. While sprightly enough with either gearbox to deal with the rigors of urban traffic, freeway passing maneuvers in an autoshifted Rio benefit from a bit of discretion, particularly on more challenging terrain. The cee'd concept which we hope is not the production version's… Sometimes, the best surprises come in small packages.
Included in the package are a 10-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, a five-year or 60,000-mile limited basic warranty and a five-year or 100,000-mile anti-perforation warranty. As a result, the maximum range for the Rio jumps from less than 370 miles to more than 450 miles - an increase of almost 22-percent. New from the ground up, the Rio and Rio5's longer wheelbase and increased width and height contribute to a best-in-class 92. With a better-than-anticipated ride and surprising roominess, it's a solid choice for first-time or cash-strapped buyers. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.