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2011 Kia Rio5 Price, Photos, Reviews & Features

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2011 Kia Rio5 Overview

If you are all about driving efficiently, then you’ll be all about the sporty, affordable and fun 2011 Kia Rio5 subcompact four-door hatchback.

A low sticker price and excellent mileage fuel add to the attractiveness of the 2011 Kia Rio5, which receives an excellent 27-28 mpg in the city and 34-36 mpg on the highway.  The sporty Rio5 hatchback is offered in LX and SX trims.  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 Rio5.  The Rio5 goes up against other featherweights such as the Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa and Chevrolet Aveo5 and Honda Fit.

On the outside, the 2011 Kia Rio5 features available side-mirror-mounted turn signals and rests atop your choice of 14-, 15 or 16-inch wheels.  Auto-off headlamps are standard, and other exterior options include heated/power mirrors, a rear spoiler, and fog lamps. 

Inside the 2011 Kia Rio5 you can fit five occupants or utilize up to 49.5 cubic feet of storage with the optional 60/40 split-folding seat stowed.  The steering wheel and shift knob in the SX are wrapped in leather, and a four-speaker stereo with a CD/MP3 player and Sirius satellite radio is standard in all models.  An optional USB interface for your iPod and Bluetooth® connectivity are a must for those who value their music.  Options include air conditioning, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, and MP3 capability.  To keep the Rio5 as efficient as possible, an EcoMinder signal glows green when you’re driving efficiently.  An optional power package for the LX and SX adds full power accessories, keyless entry, and tweeter speakers.

The 2011 Kia Rio5’s standard safety offerings include side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, and child-safety locks. A tire pressure monitoring system and antilock brakes with rear discs are optional.

With so many available features, a sporty hatchback look, and excellent fuel economy, the 2011 Kia Rio5 will make you happy without leaving a dent in your wallet.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 27 MPG
  • Highway: 36 MPG