2008 Kia Rio Base (M5) Sedan Ratings, Prices, Trims, Summary | J.D. Power

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What for 2008:

Rio5 LX hatchback added

LX gets revised, one-piece wheel cover

Auxiliary jack added (LX, SX)

redesigned with added support

Manual, automatic knobs redesigned

Center cluster revised

Tire-pressure-monitoring added


The Kia Rio 4-door and Rio5 5-door hatchback redesigned for the 2006 model Changes for the 2008 model are minor, including a molded-in logo on the steering wheel and an auxiliary input jack for MP3 on LX and SX models. A new version of the Rio5 the base LX, is added.

Kia Rio

Although fuel-efficient subcompact have long been as a foothold by automakers entering the market, Kia was relatively late in its own mini car. It wasn’t 2001-more than five after the launch of the Sephia sedan and Sportage SUV-that Korea’s Kia launched the pint-sized It’s the entry-level Kia model, the Spectra models.

Model Lineup

The 2008 Kia Rio is sold in Base, LX and SX versions, the Rio5 hatchback comes in LX for 2008) and SX versions. Every Rio gets cloth seats, an driver’s seat, and a rear defroster. The LX trim level an AM/FM/CD stereo, air conditioning, rear headrests, and split and rear seats.

Rio SX models gray sport seats red stitching, metallic interior metal pedals, and a leather-wrapped wheel and shift knob. Fog and a rear spoiler also are of the SX package.

Wheel size grows trim level, as the base Rio gets 14-inch wheels and the LX gets wider 14-inch and the SX comes with 15-inch and a 16-inch option.


The 2008 Kia Rio is powered by a 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder engine with variable valve timing The engine puts out 110 hp and 107 lb.-ft. of and is available with either a manual or optional 4-speed transmission (on LX and SX models).


National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA ) test ratings give the Kia Rio 4 stars for the driver and 5 stars for the in front crashes; side-impact are 4 stars in the front seat and 3 in the rear seat. All versions of the Rio come with standard side, and side curtain air Four-channel, 4-sensor anti-lock with rear disc are optional on all but the Base sedan.

The 2008 Rio is covered by Kia’s 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper coverage roadside assistance, plus powertrain coverage.


The Kia Rio features Lower Anchors and for CHildren (LATCH) for easier of child-safety seats; a tire-pressure-monitoring which is new for 2008; and rear seat belts.

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