2012 Kia Rio Promises Low MSRP And More by Justin Stoltzfus
For all of those American buyers looking for the supreme bargain car, thereís a new choice showing up on American lots. The 2012 Kia Rio five-door subcompact is likely to turn heads, not just for its efficient engineering, but for another low price tag that could help Kia dominate this segment. Kia [...] .. Read More!
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Rio LX ($13,400) and Rio 5-door LX ($13,600) are equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox or optional 6-speed automatic ($1,100). LX models come with cloth upholstery, air conditioning, wind-up windows and manual door locks, heated power mirrors, tilt steering, variable intermittent wipers, six-way manual driver seat, split folding rear seat, AM/FM/CD/MP3/AUX/USB stereo with steering wheel controls and 15-inch steel wheels. Rio 5-door hatchbacks include rear wipe/wash. The only options on LX models are floor mats and a cargo tray. LX automatics offer an optional power window/door lock package.
Rio EX ($16,300) and Rio 5-door EX ($16,500) come with the 6-speed automatic. Rio EX models upgrade with power windows and locks, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth, sliding center console armrest, front tweeters, metallic cabin trim with faux leather door panels, power-folding mirrors, cruise control, and chrome trim. Optional on EX are Idle Stop and Go ($400) and a Convenience package ($1,000) of alloy wheels, automatic headlamps, fog lamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel, mirror signal; repeaters, upgraded audio system with UVO-by-Microsoft and rear camera.
Rio SX ($17,500) and Rio 5-door SX ($17,700) are automatic only and build on EX with leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, dual exhaust outlets, sports suspension calibration, 205/45R17 tires on alloy wheels, larger front brakes, projector headlamps, LED tail and front running lamps, fog lamps, painted center dash, alloy pedal covers, and UVO entertainment with rear camera. A premium package ($2,200) adds moonroof, UVO navigation, leather seat surfaces, heated front seats, pushbutton start/smart key, and LED map lights.
Safety features, all standard, include front airbags, front side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, electronic stability control and hill-start assist. Kia Rio LX 4-door ($13,400); Rio EX 4-door ($16,300); Rio SX 4-door ($17,500); Rio 5-door LX ($13,600); Rio 5-door EX ($16,500); Rio 5-door SX ($17,700).