2011 Kia Rio Offers Great Value and Fuel Economy - VIDEO ENHANCED
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AUTO CENTRAL - April 8, 2011: Almost hidden in Kia's increasingly attractive vehicle line-up is their all-new Rio 4-door sub-compact. Stylish; inexpensive with a starting price just under $13,000; and outstanding MPG efficiency make it a very hard to beat combination for the first time new car buyer or for a family looking to easily add on an extra set of wheels.
Available in base, LX and SX trims, pricing starts at a competitive $12,2954 for the base model, which is equipped with 14-inch wheels and 175/70R14 tires, body-color bumpers, outside mirrors, door handles and body-side moldings matched with black-bezel headlights that give the sub-compact a sleek, attractive profile. The LX trim starts at $14,995 and adds 185/65R14 tires with the option of upgrading to 15-inch aluminum alloy wheels paired with 195/55R15 tires. Consumers wanting even more can opt for the sporty stunner SX model, which starts at $16,095 and comes standard with beefier 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels with 205/45R16 tires, front fog lights, a bright exhaust finisher and a body-color rear spoiler for an athletic finishing touch.
When paired with the manual transmission, the spirited four-cylinder produces an estimated 28/34 mpg (city/highway), while the same engine, when mated to the automatic transmission, outputs an impressive estimated 27/36 mpg5. Also available on LX and SX trims is the EcoMinder™ fuel efficiency monitor, an added benefit in tracking real-time fuel economy.
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Adding to the attractiveness of the 2011 Rio is that the vehicle is covered Kia's industry-best warranty program, which offers consumer protection at an exceptional value. Included in this program are a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty and a five-year/100,000-mile anti-perforation warranty. A five-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance plan also is part of the vehicle coverage.