2011 Kia Rio Overview
If you are all about driving efficiently, then the sporty, affordable, and fun 2011 Kia Rio subcompact sedan is right up your alley.
When we say that the 2011 Kia Rio is affordable, we mean it in two ways. First of all, the base price of the Rio is just under $13,000 and second, the Rio receives excellent fuel economy so you don’t have to spend all of your time and money at the pump. A 110-horsepower, 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission or an available four-speed automatic transmission powers the 2011 Kia Rio, which trades power for efficiency. That efficiency translates to a stellar 27-28 mpg in the city and 34-36 mpg on the highway. If you’re worried about the effect that the Rio has on the environment, don’t be. The 2011 Kia Rio emits a paltry 6.0-6.2 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually.
Not only is the 2011 Kia Rio affordable and efficient, but it is versatile as well. The Rio is available as a sedan or Rio5 four-door hatchback for those who want a sportier look. The sedan comes in base, LX and SX trim levels, while the sporty Rio5 hatchback is offered in LX and SX trims only. Competition in the subcompact segment includes the Chevrolet Aveo, Toyota Yaris and Nissan Versa. After receiving a reworked grille and front and rear bumpers last year, the 2011 Rio forges ahead with swept-back headlights, auto-off headlamps and a choice between 14-, 15- or 16-inch wheels. Options include a rear spoiler, fog lamps and heated/power-operated side mirrors.
Seat up to five and pack as much cargo as you can in the available 11.9 cubic feet of storage in the 2011 Rio. For added flexibility, an optional 60/40 split-folding rear seat can replace the stationary one. Other options include a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a USB interface for your iPod, power steering, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, keyless entry and an EcoMinder signal which glows green when you’re driving efficiently.
Safety features in the 2011 Kia Rio include standard side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags and child-safety locks, while antilock brakes with rear discs and a tire pressure monitoring system are optional.
Save everything, from money to the environment, in the practical 2011 Kia Rio compact sedan.