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2012 Kia Rio - Expert Reviews

 

Expert Reviews from Around the Web

We have scoured the web for expert reviews of this car and found the best ones for you to read. Found 4 reviews. This list is displayed in ranked order based the reviews we think are the best.
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#1
2012 kia rio Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Interior Design and Special Features: The Rio's cabin boasts very good build and materials quality. Although there is a lot of hard plastic trim, it is nicely grained and doesn't scream economy car. Indeed, in the upper trims, features such as a soft-touch dash top, sliding center armrest and tasteful metallic accents give the impression that the Rio is a cut above what you'd expect in this class. The climate and audio controls are easy to use, as is the optional navigation system. The Uvo voice-activated telematics system is another nice bonus, although we've found it isn't quite as...

#2
2012 Kia Rio Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...LX models have a standard height-adjustable driver's seat and a CD stereo with auxiliary and USB inputs. The midlevel EX has standard power windows with an automatic up/down feature for the driver, Bluetooth connectivity and a 60/40-split folding backseat. SX models add metal pedals, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, illuminated vanity mirrors, a trip computer, cruise control, and Kia's Uvo communication and entertainment system that incorporates a backup camera. SX models can have the optional Premium Package, which includes a navigation system, push-button start, heated front...

#3
2012 Kia Rio5 Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...LX models have a standard height-adjustable driver's seat and a CD stereo with auxiliary and USB inputs. The midlevel EX has standard power windows with an automatic up/down feature for the driver, Bluetooth connectivity and a 60/40-split folding backseat. SX models add metal pedals, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, illuminated vanity mirrors, a trip computer, cruise control, and Kia's Uvo communication and entertainment system that incorporates a backup camera. SX models can have the optional Premium Package, which includes a navigation system, push-button start, heated front...

#4
2012 Kia Rio Overview
Source: CarGurus

...dual exhaust outlets, sports suspension calibration, 17-inch tires on alloy wheels, larger front brakes, projector headlamps, LED tail and front running lights, fog lamps, painted center dash, alloy pedal covers and UVO entertainment with rear camera. There is even a premium package available that adds a moonroof, UVO navigation, leather seats, heated front seats, pushbutton start/smart key and LED map lights.Some of the other changes for 2012 include a 2.5-inch longer wheelbase and transmission choices that include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic, which replace the 5-speed manual...

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2012 Kia Rio Retro Surf, Forte Hockey By Antenna: 2011 SEMA Live Photos

Kia is hitting SEMA as hard as ever this year with a new crop of cars to work with, including the stylish little five-door Rio hatchback. These two concepts, the Hockey and... read more November 1, 2011 by 


 
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Kia Rio B-Spec Race Car To Debut At 2011 SEMA

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2012 Kia Rio: Stop/Start For One Of America's Cheapest Cars

Stop-start technology is an easy way of improving a car's fuel economy by a few MPG and lowering emissions - especially if you regularly commute in heavy traffic. However... read more September 26, 2011 by 


 
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