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2012 Kia Rio5 LX

2012 Kia Rio5 Review

(2 Stars) 

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

When looking for the right car, everyone knows choice is important. With the 2012 Kia Rio5, the Japanese company offered plenty of options. The Rio5 is available as a sedan or hatchback in one of three well appointed trim levels. The exterior of the car is unique and sure to attract attention wherever it goes. Inside the cabin, there is no denying the thought and attention to detail that went into designing the model. While it isn’t a muscle car by any stretch of the imagination, the Rio5 performs at least as well as its competitors on the road. This model is attractive and fun with lots of regular standard and safety features.

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2012 Rio5 LX Hatchback Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 1.6L in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 30 MPG city, 40 MPG highway, 33 MPG combined and 376 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
11.4gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 138 hp @ 6,300 rpm; 123 ft lb of torque @ 4,850 rpm

'12 Kia LX Reviews

First Drive: 2012 Kia Rio 5-Door First Drive: 2012 Kia Rio 5-Door

'12 Kia LX Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Steering Wheel Tilt
Trip Computer
Rear Spoiler
Cargo Cover
Cup Holders
Driver Air Bag
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Head/Curtain Airbag
Heated Outside Mirrors
Passenger Air Bag
Rear Airbag
Rear Curtain Airbag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc MP3 Capable
Compact Disc Player
Satellite Radio
  Tires and Wheels  
Wheel Covers
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