It's been a month. My Rio looks fantastic with the black body moldings. People who got stuck with one of the older-model all-white cars look at my car with envy ("Oh, they added the black...")
The beige interior took some getting used to. It was too bright at first, since I'd been driving a dark car for several years. Now, I like it. The car seems roomy, airy, bright.
The instrument panel looks dinky. Let's be honest, my 2001 Hyundai had a more high-tech looking instrument panel and there was nothing high-tech about my Hyundai! Still, it's growing on me. It's retro.
The brakes and steering are reliable and responsive. I rented a Kia Rio while my Hyundai's brakes were getting fixed. The Kia rental reminded me of how solidly brakes should perform. That's my Rio!
The turning radius is tight, so I can get in and out of some narrow situations.
I upgraded the tires to Pirelli P5s and this baby hugs the road and handles like a dream.
I also upgraded the sound system.
Now, Austin traffic doesn't seem so bad. I just love driving my Rio! I try to be green and conserve gas, but I have to admit that the first week I got it, I would go on midnight drives just because I loved being in my Rio. I was thinking of going for a drive last night. That should say it all!
Great econemy car
2015 Kia RioSimone Kendrick - Columbus, GA02/24/2017
This is my 3rd Kia Rio and I love the car. It has great gas mileage, gas tank is less than 20 Dollar. I travel in this car, has enough space for groceries and suitcases. Drives smooth and get easy in parking spaces. Love the car, would not spend more money on bigger car, because I have everything I need in this one.
KIA Rio after one month
2003 Kia RioOldtimer - Petersburg VA10/30/2010
I'm average size. My wife has very long legs. We are both comfortable in it. I've carried a few large men in the rear seats. They said they were comfortable and looked it. (I didn't solicit praise- in fact I had my doubts.)
If you're worried about a collision with a large SUV, this vehicle would undoubtably get the worst of it.
It handles well and checks out at 30 mpg on short runs.
The small gas tank might get you 300 miles.
An interesting design feature: I slid between two parked cars in a gas station and hit the drivers side mirror on mirror on the car on the left side. My mirror was designed to fold back - so no damage was done. In this age of expensive add-on gadgets, it's relativy simple.
It's a cute liffle thing. I like it.
At CarMax, we’ve helped millions of customers sell and purchase their cars over the years. In this article, we share which brands have the most loyal followings, based on comparing customers’ purchases with customers’ trade-ins, from January 1 through December 31.
Known for their space-saving design and easy maneuverability, small and compact cars are a great choice for your next used vehicle. Shop our best-sellers, based on CarMax sales data from January 1, 2018, through April 30, 2018.