2008 Kia Rio5 User Reviews
- $6,470 - $6,908
- Cost, fuel economy, storage (no kidding!), compact size, comfort, style, safety, sound system.
- A bit noisy, otherwise no complaints!
I ABSOLUTELY love my 2008 Kia Rio5! My husband traded in my 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport for me as a surprise gift to me. I had been dreaming about a new small sporty fuel-efficient car. (I did love that Montero though!). I couldn't be happier. We have 2 small children, and we especially love the door curtain-side airbags. I get great gas mileage (27 city, 33 highway), the trunk storage space is amazing - I never have a problem fitting anything into it. You can even lay down the back seats for large items. I've hauled everything from wood 4x4's from Home Depot to Christmas trees to groceries without issue. We've taken it on long trips, and it's quite comfortable. If you're looking for something that is small, inexpensive, and good on gas mileage with a sporty style and great sound system, I highly recommend this. We've owned a Kia for many years (my husband is a long-time Sportage owner), and they stand by their warranty....read morehide
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I have a 08 kia rio 1.4 it's a city car, and if acceleration is important for you shouldn't buy a rio because the acceleration is to low (0-100 it around 12 seconds) but the top speed is great, I reached 210 km/h in highway without any problems.
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- Great Fuel Economy, Surprising interior space and headroom
- Acceleration is poor, squeaking noise in latch,
for the 14K I paid for the SX with auto transmission it is a good car.
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- My newly purchased 2008: 29 mph combination of city and hwy driving.
- Hope to get more than 29 mph.
Love everything about this cute little truckish car. I have the LX, but with auto windows. Despite that it may not take off as quickly as the Chevy Aveo5, it has less road nose and a more comfortable drive.
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- excellent fuel economy 42mpg I can't beat that!
- maybe a little bit samall for me I'am 6.7ft tall but I love it!
I realy like it i did not expect that much of a lilttle car, its got it all for the type of car it is. Got great reviews from J.D power & Associates.
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- A cute car with great gas mileage
- Broke down 6 times in 4 weeks
I bought a brandnew 2007 Kia Rio5 and I loved the car...for about a year. It is a cute looking car and is much roomier on the inside. However....Kia does not stand by their warranty. My car had to be taken too the dealer six times in 4 weeks for the same problem. Because this was under warranty, Kia wanted to fix the car as cheap as possible...so on the fifth time, I got a new engine; however, the new engine disturbed the computer, which brought me back for round six. Kia's consumer affairs department is not helpful and is quite rude. When you complain, they advise you to contact the better business bureau, which I did and a lawyer.
Morale of this story...things happen to cars and that is to be expected, but the problme with Kia is that they don't want to stand behind the warranty that they advertise to sell the car. If Kia would actually be helpful and fix issues on the first or even second try, then I would recommend the vehichle. HOwever, until Kia learns to honor their warranty, I would not recommend purchasing a vehicle....read morehide
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- My Rio is a strong performer and reliable with good gas milage
- No complaints
I have always loved my 2006 Kia Rio SX5. Thiere is room for me and three dogs. It has never let me down. It never seemed to really want to rev though until I took it to my favoite mechanics at Norhrs in San Leandro Ca for the 30,000 mile service. They changed the plugs putting in Bosch twin electrode Platinium plugs instead of the normal Champions that were in there. Now the Ria has more power and loves to rev. I love the alloy wheels and the good stereo. I am very happy with this car...read morehide
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- Been enjoying my Rio5. Stylish, comfortable, great gas mileage, good sound system, decent overall.
- Not the fastest acceleration off the mark but a great commuter car.
Although I have not had this car for very long I have already come to appreciate it. A great car for the single commuter. More than enough space for me, myself and my thoughts as I travel to and from work every day. Great mileage I recently went 530km on 31 litres of gas. For a small car I find a great deal of thought went into its style and design. A quiet ride on both city streets and highway alike. The heated seats are a definite plus. The one thing I miss is cruise control but no big deal considering the overall package the car has to offer....read morehide
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- Vehicle caught onfire
I've own the Kia Rio5 with only 4,300 miles on it and while I was on the freeway, the vehicle engine caught on fire! It's been a nightmare and now I'm fighting with insurance and dealers and lawyers, it's been a nightmare.
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- Great Fuel, Excellent Value, Cummutes Great
- No excess, no cruise control.
I bought this 2007 Rio5 as a commuter because I also own Supercrew Truck that I no longer wish to use for City commuting. I have no regrets whatsoever, I find myself avoiding the Truck whenever possible. Has just enough power to drop onto the Intertstate & compete. Has just enough room (I am 6'1"). I have had no problems at all (20k miles). Kia has made several mods to improve quality from previous models. I have the power Pkg and Auto trans...no issues. Acutally, it just had a little hail damage and insurance gave me a corolla rental during repairs; well the ride and control are clearly better in the Kia. I am going to have them tint the windows while it is the shop to sport it up a bit more. I would recommend this car....read morehide
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