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2011 Kia Rio

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2011 Kia Rio
Available in 3 styles:  2011 Kia Rio 4dr Sedan shown
Asking Price Range
Estimated MPG

27–28 city / 34–36 hwy


2011 Kia Rio 3.4 5
$ 3,940-10,532
November 10, 2010
Vehicle Overview

The Rio sedan is Kia's entry in the competitive small-car segment. Trim levels include a bare-bones Base model, an LX and a sporty SX. The Rio competes with the Chevrolet Aveo and Toyota Yaris.

Kia's Rio5 hatchback is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.

New for 2011
Bluetooth connectivity was a late addition for the 2010 model year; for 2011, it is now available as part of the Value Package.

The Rio features a black mesh grille and swept-back headlights. It's available as a sedan or hatchback, which Kia calls the Rio5. Exterior features include:

  • Available 14-, 15- or 16-inch wheels
  • Standard auto-off headlamps
  • Optional heated and power-operated side mirrors
  • Optional rear spoiler
  • Optional fog lamps

The interior is fairly conservative. SX models include metal-finish dashboard accents, unique sport seat fabric and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob with red stitching. Interior features include:

  • Optional air conditioning
  • Optional 60/40-split bench seat
  • Optional power windows and locks
  • Optional keyless entry
  • Optional steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Optional USB interface for MP3 players
  • Optional floormats

Under the Hood
The base Rio is only available with a five-speed manual transmission.

  • 110-horsepower, 1.6-liter inline-four-cylinder engine with 107 pounds-feet of torque
  • Available four-speed automatic transmission
  • Optional power steering

Safety features include:

  • Standard side-impact airbags
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Standard child-safety locks
  • Optional antilock brakes with rear discs (LX and SX)

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