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Redesigned for 2006 along with its equivalent at Hyundai, the Accent, the subcompact Rio continues as one of the lowest (if not the lowest) priced cars sold in the U.S. Details on changes, if any, to the 2007 version were not available at the time of this writing. Available as either a sedan or hatchback in base and LX models, the revised Rio is longer, wider, and taller than before, affording added backseat legroom, increased shoulder clearance, and more available headroom. Its trunk capacity is 27 percent larger than before. A black mesh grille and swept-back headlamps highlight a variety of styling updates. Under the hood, a new 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with CVVT (Continuously Variable Valve Timing) delivers 110 horsepower. It can be teamed with either a five-speed manual gearbox, or a four-speed automatic. Power rack-and-pinion steering and four-wheel-disc brakes are standard, as are six airbags, including front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and roof-mounted front/rear side curtain airbags. Anti-lock brakes are optional. While the base model is fairly unadorned, the LX version adds a CD stereo, and offers a Power Package that includes power locks, mirrors, and windows, keyless entry, and heated mirrors.


Review: 2006 Kia Rio/Rio5


Reviewed by Eric Peters
Editor, The Car Connection
$2,695 - $8,599
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