A certain amount of steering-wheel correction is needed on straightaways at higher speeds, but no more than in other vehicles of this sort. Consumer took vehicle to dealer to have it checked out. At various times while driving the transmission 'slams' into gear, or shutters. The dealer had to replace both seat belt systems. A brand-new midsize Optima sedan arrived in 2001, following the debut of the mini-sized Rio sedan and the Spectra hatchback version of the subcompact Sephia sedan, which has been around since 1994. All varieties of Kia come standard with front-wheel drive and gasoline or diesel engines. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter.
Since its acquisition by Hyundai, another South Korean automaker, Kia has been coming on stronger than ever by expanding its passenger-car offerings. Under the Hood Kias 96-horsepower, 1. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. Interior With a claimed five-passenger capacity, the Rio has front buckets and a three-place rear seat. Show full review Vehicle Overview For 2002, a subcompact Rio wagon joins the front-drive Rio mini-sedan that debuted a year earlier as the least-expensive car in the U. Also on the base model, seats are fully cloth and rear headrests cannot be adjusted. The commercial copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of this site is strictly prohibited.
I left two messages asking for the status of my car and have not received a call back. The Rio shines brightest in ride quality, which is well-behaved and composed. The car seats 4 four people comfortably, but there are seat belts for five. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. Kia sold 98,256 vehicles in the United States during 2000, vs.
SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. When the Kia Rio was first released in 2001, it was the cheapest mass produced car on the U. Since its acquisition by Hyundai, another South Korean automaker, Kia has been coming on stronger than ever by expanding its passenger-car offerings. Fourteen inch tires with steel wheels are standard. All models have hydraulic, power assisted vacuum brakes.
Quick steering response yields a sensation of confidence thats not often found in such small cars. Vehicle Overview For 2002, a subcompact Rio wagon joins the front-drive Rio mini-sedan that debuted a year earlier as the least-expensive car in the U. Free roadside assistance is included for the first five years. To view table with complete performance data and technical specifications including final drive and gear ratios, powertrain description, dimensions, accelerations chart etc. The height-adjustable drivers seat has an integral armrest, but the rear seatback does not fold down for extra cargo volume. About the 2002 Kia Rio The Kia Rio is one of a series of subcompact cars produced by Kia Motors.
The 2006 Kia Rio won the 2006 Autobest Award. Because power windows are not available, occupants will have to do the cranking on their own. It took two and a half weeks for my car to be repaired. While critics liked the price and styling of the Rio, overall, they thought the driving experience was bad and the build quality was poor. I had my eyes on two cars. Exterior Led by what Kia calls an aero-look front end with memorable triangular taillamps.
Also on the base model, seats are fully cloth and rear headrests cannot be adjusted. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557438100818 ; listingsSearchManager. Optional features include air conditioning, power steering, a cassette player and a tilt steering column. Except as expressly authorized by automobile-catalog. The Kia Rio received the U. All varieties of Kia come standard with front-wheel drive and gasoline or diesel engines. The 2003 Rio received a minor redesign that included upgrades in engine, suspension, and brakes.
The backseat offers more space than many larger competitors, including the center-rear position. The second generation of the Rio came in 2006. Still, its short wheelbase and modest width means the backseat could be tight for all occupants, except young children. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter.