I drive in a lot of heavy, stop and start, traffic, and I get about 26-28 mpg overall. Shipping it to her today. Although we wish the 2013 Kia Rio was a bit more enjoyable to drive, it's still a good choice if you're looking for a small, inexpensive car with a livable equipment list, a dash of style and the occasional ability to cart around three friends. The Kia Rio hatchback has more cargo space than competing hatchbacks, with a maximum of 49. The sophisticated balance of ride and handling helps make it another of our top choices. I even like the door lock mechanism. Would not hesitate to buy again.
It earned an Acceptable rating — the second-highest score — in the side impact test, but the second-lowest rating of Marginal in the small overlap crash test. Once you get past that, this car drives like a much more expensive one as long as you don't think you need to accelerate like a race car driver and is a great buy. How Reliable Is the 2013 Kia Rio? You can trust that our reviews are impartial because we never accept pricey gifts or trips from automakers, and another company takes care of our website's advertising. Cruise control ,Ultrasonic alarm system,14 inch Portland Alloy Wheels. This can also seem more expensive than it really is. The is one of the more fun-to-drive subcompacts, especially with its turbocharged engine that still achieves standout fuel economy.
The subcompact car is available with high-tech features, and competitors include the Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Sonic and Toyota Yaris. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while a quick, smooth-shifting six-speed automatic is available. With front bucket seats and three seat belts in back, the Rio theoretically has room for five people. Power, which is average for the automotive industry. Safety Every 2013 Kia Rio comes standard with four-wheel antilock disc brakes, stability control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags.
Even tall drivers should be comfortable behind the available tilt-and-telescoping wheel, while the backseat offers a competitive amount of space. Folding the rear seats down in the hatchback creates nearly 50 cubic feet of cargo volume. Although we've found its voice recognition abilities aren't quite to the level of Ford's Sync, its accompanying touchscreen interfaces are more user-friendly than the buttons and screens found in Ford's Fiesta and Focus. Power windows and door locks are optional. Even so, its direct-injected four-cylinder is one of the more robust in its class and delivers impressive acceleration for a subcompact. The 2013 Kia Rio has a reliability rating of three out of five stars from J. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the page carefully.
We carefully check pricing and product specifications, but occasionally errors can occur, therefore we reserve the right to change both without notice. Currently the Kia Rio has a score of 8. It can get a bit noisy, and while the engines of other subcompacts make a noticeable amount of noise, the timbre of the Rio's is particularly thrashy. Is the 2013 Rio the Best Model Year to Buy? Since its redesign last year, the Rio has become one of the best subcompact cars you can buy. The premium has been determined based on annual premium data for defined coverages liability, comprehensive and collision from a major insurer. Most of these transformations, however, come attached to a name change to ensure that no residual bad taste is left in the mouths of potential buyers.
In the hatchback, the seat-folding release for the backseat has been revised. I am not into fluff on cars, but this one is nicely equipped and has all the amenities that one needs in a basic daily driver. We cannot be responsible for typographical and other errors that may appear on the site. Nevertheless, the 2013 Kia Rio bucks this trend, standing proud with a name previously associated with one of the cheapest and crummiest cars on the road not to mention Brazil and Duran Duran. When it comes time to carry cargo as well as passengers, the sedan has a generous 13. Introduction These days it seems as if cars are being radically transformed from woefully forgettable to wowie class leaders all the time.
We researched and analyzed 40 Kia Rio reviews for this 2013 Rio overview. This is the estimated average annual insurance premium being charged in your state. The 2013 Kia Rio is part of a generation that was produced from the 2012 to model years. If you're looking for a small car that feels a little more sophisticated in the way it rides and handles, the Chevy Sonic and Ford Fiesta are both worth a look. I live this feature the most lol.
The 2013 Rio received the highest score of Good in three Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests moderate overlap front, rear crash protection, and roof strength. We were impressed not only by the Rio's stable ride, quiet cabin and direct steering, but by the willingness of its little 1. The is mechanically related to the Rio and offers similar value, but differs in equipment availability and styling. The touch screen is well-organized and easy to maneuver. And the Rio is certainly not alone when it comes to radically improved subcompact sedans and hatchbacks.
The subcompact car is available with high-tech features, and competitors include the Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Sonic and Toyota Yaris. Will be giving this to our daughter, though as she just finished med school and needs a reliable little car where she lives. If a spirited driving experience is important to you, it's a good idea to try a few different subcompact cars before deciding on the Rio. However, its driving dynamics could be more engaging. The Rio also scores in the areas of space and comfort. With 134 horsepower on tap, the eager 4-cylinder provided more than enough power for passing slower trucks, although most of the power can be felt in the higher-rpm range.