Kia Rio News

2017 Kia Rio is all new, now with actual style
2017 Kia Rio is all new, now with actual style

Kia has taken the wraps off of its new Rio ahead of its debut later this month at the Paris Motor Show. The updated Rio is expected to go on sale in North America as a 2017 or 2018 model. While Kia hasn't released many details about the new Rio, but it promises that the subcompact will finally have...Read More»

Kia Rio, 2016 Paris auto show
New Kia Rio headed to Paris Motor Show

Underscoring the global importance of small cars, Kia will show off the fourth-generation version of its subcompact Rio in just a few weeks at the annual Paris Motor Show. The all-new Rio was a collaboration between Kia's design studios in Germany and California, although the company's home market...Read More»

2013 Honda Fit - IIHS small-overlap front crash test
Minicars Cars Are Mega-Hot, But Only One Passes Tougher IIHS Crash Test

Minicars are big business nowadays. That's often because they earn good gas mileage -- nothing to sneeze at, given today's increasingly higher fuel prices. They're also easy to maneuver and park, which is a nice bonus for urban dwellers. What most minicars don't do well, however, is protect their...Read More»

2014 Kia Soul
Hyundai & Kia Cough Up $395 Million To Address Misstated MPGs

In the fall of 2012, Hyundai and Kia were staring down the barrel of some massively bad press. Consumers had complained so long and so loudly about real-world gas mileage compared to the two brands' fuel economy claims, the EPA decided to investigate. The findings landed Hyundai and Kia squarely on...Read More»

2013 Kia Soul
Hyundai, Kia Owners Seek $775 Million Over Fuel Economy Fibs

Less than a week after the Environmental Protection Agency announced that not one, not two, but 13 Hyundai and Kia models failed to meet their advertised fuel-economy ratings, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against the two Korean automakers. According to Reuters, the suit -- which hasn't...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
EPA Red-Flags Hyundai Elantra, Kia Sorento, 11 Others For Gas Mileage Ratings

The Environmental Protection Agency has revealed that Hyundai and Kia misstated fuel economy stats on 13 models from the 2011, 2012, and 2013 model years, including on best-sellers such as the Hyundai Elantra and Kia Sorento. As a result the Korean automakers have been ordered to amend window...Read More»

2008 Kia Rio
2006-2008 Kia Rio: Recall Alert

Kia is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2006 to 2008 model year Rio small cars over concerns about a potential airbag problem. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site indicates the potential affected vehicles were built from February 20, 2005...Read More»

2013 Kia Rio 5-door
2013 Kia Rio: Green Light For Fuel-Saving Stop-Start Option

The 2012 Kia Rio and 2012 Kia Soul models had been poised to be eco-tech trailblazers, as the first affordable mass-market models in the U.S. to offer stop-start, which smartly shuts down the engine when it would otherwise be needlessly idling and automatically (and quickly) restarts it. But plans...Read More»

2012 Kia Rio EX
2012 Kia Rio Video Road Test

The Kia Rio has never been a stand-out competitor in the subcompact class, but Kia is looking to change all that. With aggressive new styling, the Rio has been upgraded into the big leagues for 2012. The Rio may be a Korean car, but the designers are European, and the overall design feels very...Read More»

2012 Kia Rio EX
2012 Kia Rio EX, 2012 Honda Fit Earn Top Subcompact Rankings

If you're shopping for a subcompact ride -- and based on yesterday's news, many of you are -- pay close attention to the 2012 Kia Rio EX and the 2012 Honda Fit. After a recent round of tests, those two models sit at the top of Consumer Reports' rankings for subcompact cars. Consumer Reports divided...Read More»

2012 Kia Rio SX
Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominees: Rio, Evoque, Mazda3, Mazda5, C-Class

Monday's the big day--when High Gear Media names the winners of our three Best Car To Buy 2012 awards. While MotorAuthority mulls over the likes of the Benz SLS AMG, and GreenCarReports debates the merits of the Mitsubishi i, TheCarConnection has a different task at hand: winnowing down the pool of...Read More»

2012 Kia Rio
2012 Kia Rio Sedan Priced From $14,150

Last month we told you how much the new Kia Rio hatchback would cost, and now Kia has priced the all-new 2012 Rio sedan. Starting at just $14,150 (including a $750 destination charge) for a Rio LX with a six-speed manual transmission, the 2012 Kia Rio sedan comes with quite a bit more standard...Read More»

2012 Kia Rio Hatchback
2012 Kia Rio 5-Door Priced From $14,350

The 2012 Kia Rio is entirely new from the ground up, and somehow Kia found a way to shave more than a few dollars off the starting price of its subcompact hatchback. Last year’s Kia Rio5 started at $15,790, which makes the 2012 model’s $14,350 price of admission (including a $750...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Hot Hatchbacks Attract Buyers…Again

For years the lowly hatchback languished, derided by many as a cheapo, low-content ride with no power and little style. In short, hatchbacks were considered not-for-me transportation choices suited only for the least fortunate. That was then, this is now. Hatchbacks, all of a sudden, it seems, are...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Photo by Joe Nuxoll
New Small Cars: 2012 Chevy Sonic, Nissan Versa, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio

With Chevrolet announcing the starting price for the all-new 2012 Chevy Sonic subcompact car last week, this is just the beginning of the story. The good news for consumers is the number of new small cars for 2012. Chevrolet Sonic Chevy’s subcompact 2012 Sonic, which replaces the South...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge
It's Official: SUVs Are Safer Than Cars (Well, Mostly)

If you drive an SUV, you know that part of their allure is the feeling of safety they provide. Even compact SUVs can seem studier than their shorter, svelter car cousins. But studies haven't supported that impression of safety with facts -- until now. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has...Read More»

2012 Kia Rio Hatchback
Five 2012 Green Family Cars from the New York Auto Show

Let’s face it. Even if you feel you need to trade in or downsize to a less expensive car, you still are loathe to give up what you’ve become accustomed to in the way of comfort, style, features and that all-important Bluetooth connectivity. At the 2011 New York Auto Show, five new model...Read More»

2012 Kia Rio Sedan
2012 Kia Rio: 2011 New York Auto Show

The 2012 Kia Rio makes its debut today at the 2011 New York Auto Show, in both four-door sedan and five-door hatchback form. The Rio and Rio5 are part of the wave of 40-mpg cars highlighting this year's show. In both body styles and both drivetrain configurations, the Rio will hit the new magic...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Azera 4-door Sedan Limited Angular Front Exterior View
Five Cars That Lose Value Fast

  Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia have made giant strides in recent years.  Some of their 2010 and 2011 cars are among the best they've ever made, and are rated near the top of TheCarConnection's lists for best family sedans and small crossovers. It's showing in their sales numbers--the...Read More»

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