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2008 Kia Rio Styling

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TheCarConnection.com found that reviewers consider the 2008 Kia Rio to be somewhat attractive, but not thrilling, even at its low price.

The 2008 Kia Rio has two body styles to choose from: the Kia Rio four-door sedan and the five-door. Cars.com touts the exterior features that give both Rios a decent amount of pizzazz: a black mesh grille, "swept-back" headlights, bumpers with black inserts, and black body-side moldings. According to Cars.com, the Rio’s profile has what Kia calls a “subtle wedge shape, with sculpted arches at each fender.” Kelley Blue Book thinks it's "quite the looker," and J.D. Power says the Kia's "European-influenced appearance imparts a sporty and youthful character into an entry-level automobile."

The 2008 Kia Rio has relatively upscale styling for such an inexpensive vehicle.

According to Edmunds, the cabin of the 2008 Kia Rio, especially in beige, has an "airy feel that is unusual for a car in this price range." Cars.com notes the "chrome dashboard accents" of the Rio SX, and Kelley Blue Book says that compared to earlier models, the Rio has a "higher quality feel both inside and out."

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