Saturday, April 11, 2015

Car Profiles - Kia Rio Sedan

KIA RIO SEDAN

An step up from its taxi-cab image predecessor, the Rio looks more solid and stately than before. Prices are competitive although there are some missing links (no airbags for 1.2 models) and some rough edges (cheap interior materials). An improvement but not by much. For 2015, the line-up is simplified.

The Good: Affordable prices, more Euro than Korean in presence
The Bad: Some missing safety stuffs on base models.

Price Range: P615,000-P775,000
Our Rating: ***

Last Update: April 11, 2015


OWNERSHIP DETAILS1.4 EX1.2 LX
PriceP735,000 (MT), P775,000 (AT)P615,000
Warranty5 Years or 100,000kms5 Years or 100,000kms
ENGINE SPECS
EngineG4FA 1.4 DOHC 16V I4Kappa 1.2 DOHC 16V I4
Horsepower108hp @ 6,300rpm86hp @ 6,000rpm
Torque137Nm @ 4,200rpm119Nm @ 4,000rpm
Fuel TypeGasoline/93 OctaneGasoline/93 Octane
Fuel SystemMulti Port Fuel InjectionMulti Port Fuel Injection
Transmission6-Speed Manual, 4-Speed Automatic5-Speed Manual
Fuel Tank Capacity43 Liters43 Liters
DIMENSIONS
Length4,370mm4,370mm
Width1,720mm1,720mm
Height1,455mm1,455mm
Wheelbase2,570mm2,570mm
Curb Weight1,112kg (MT), 1,138kg (AT)1,083kg
Body Style4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan
Engine/Drive TypeFront Engine/Front Wheel DriveFront Engine/Front Wheel Drive
Seating55
SUSPENSION & TIRES
Front SuspensionMcPherson StrutMcPherson Strut
Rear SuspensionTorsion BeamTorsion Beam
Front BrakesVentilated DiscsVentilated Discs
Rear BrakesDrum BrakesDrum Brakes
Tires185/65 R15175/70 R14
Wheels15 Inch Alloy14 Inch Steel with Cover
SAFETY
Airbags10
Anti-Lock BrakesYesNone
Traction/Stability ControlNoneNone
Other Safety FeaturesAdds: NoneHigh Mount Stop Lamp
EXTERIOR
Fog LampsNoneNone
Other Exterior FeaturesAdds: NoneBody Color Door Handles
INTERIOR
Steering Wheel AdjustmentTiltTilt
Steering Wheel MaterialUrethaneUrethane
Seating AdjustmentManualManual
Seating MaterialFabricFabric
Other Interior FeaturesAdds: 60/40 Split Fold Rear Seat, Eco Mode (AT Only)Trip Computer, Seat Back Pockets
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Power AmenitiesSteering (Motor Driven), Windows, Door Locks, MirrorsSteering (Motor Driven), Windows (Front), Mirrors
Climate ControlManualManual
Audio System1 DIN AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA/AUX/Bluetooth1 DIN AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA/AUX/USB
Speakers44
Steering Wheel ControlsNoneNone
AlarmYesNone
Keyless EntryYesNone
RIVALSChevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta, Honda City, Hyundai Accent, Mazda 2, Mitsubishi Mirage G4, Nissan Almera, Suzuki Swift Dzire, Toyota Vios

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