2010 Kia Rio Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$11,695-$16,095
$11,470-$15,110
27 /CITY / 34 /HWY
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Kia upgrades the 2010 Rio Sedan and Rio5 Hatchback with new styling cues based on the company's emerging corporate design themes. Buyers will appreciate the standard USB port and auxiliary audio input jack, and later in the year Bluetooth will be offered on all but the base Rio Sedan.

  • New body-color bumpers and side moldings
  • Updated Kia family grille design
  • Black-bezel headlight design
  • Side mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators standard on SX models
  • Ecominder light added to models with an automatic transmission
  • Standard USB port and auxiliary audio input jack
  • Automatic cruise control standard on all but the base sedan
  • Rio5, LX Sedan and SX Sedan include Bluetooth (late availability)

The Kia Rio is a subcompact economy car, a stablemate of the Hyundai Accent and a competitor to the Honda Fit, Nissan Cube and Suzuki SX4. The 2010 Kia Rio is available as a sedan or as a 4-door hatchback. For 2010, Bluetooth connectivity and cruise control are new features, and a few changes have been made to the exterior, depending on the trim.

The sedan version of the Rio is available in three trim levels: base, LX and SX. The base model is equipped with 14-inch wheels, a 4-speaker sound system with satellite radio, power mirrors, and a rear defroster. The LX trim adds air conditioning, power steering, and rear seatbacks that split 60/40. The SX steps up to 16-inch alloy wheels and higher-grade cloth upholstery. The SX also adds fog lights, a rear spoiler, and interior trim details.

All Rio sedans have a trunk measuring 11.9 cubic feet. The hatchback model, called the Rio5, is available only in the LX and SX trims, and features 49.6 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded down, according to Kia.

The sole engine, for both the Rio and the Rio5, is a 110-horsepower, 1.6-liter 4-cylinder power plant that delivers 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway with the standard 5-speed manual transmission, according to the EPA.

Standard safety features on the 2010 Kia Rio include side-impact air bags and side curtain air bags. On the LX and SX trims, anti-lock brakes are standard. The NHTSA gave the Rio four stars (out of five) for driver protection in frontal impact tests, and five stars for front passenger protection. In side-impact testing, the Rio earned four stars for front-seat occupants, and three stars for rear-seat passengers.

Starting MSRP for the 2010 Kia Rio was $11,695.

Kia upgrades the 2010 Rio Sedan and Rio5 Hatchback with new styling cues based on the company's emerging corporate design themes. Buyers will appreciate the standard USB port and auxiliary audio input jack, and later in the year Bluetooth will be offered on all but the base Rio Sedan.

  • New body-color bumpers and side moldings
  • Updated Kia family grille design
  • Black-bezel headlight design
  • Side mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators standard on SX models
  • Ecominder light added to models with an automatic transmission
  • Standard USB port and auxiliary audio input jack
  • Automatic cruise control standard on all but the base sedan
  • Rio5, LX Sedan and SX Sedan include Bluetooth (late availability)

The Kia Rio is a subcompact economy car, a stablemate of the Hyundai Accent and a competitor to the Honda Fit, Nissan Cube and Suzuki SX4. The 2010 Kia Rio is available as a sedan or as a 4-door hatchback. For 2010, Bluetooth connectivity and cruise control are new features, and a few changes have been made to the exterior, depending on the trim.

The sedan version of the Rio is available in three trim levels: base, LX and SX. The base model is equipped with 14-inch wheels, a 4-speaker sound system with satellite radio, power mirrors, and a rear defroster. The LX trim adds air conditioning, power steering, and rear seatbacks that split 60/40. The SX steps up to 16-inch alloy wheels and higher-grade cloth upholstery. The SX also adds fog lights, a rear spoiler, and interior trim details.

All Rio sedans have a trunk measuring 11.9 cubic feet. The hatchback model, called the Rio5, is available only in the LX and SX trims, and features 49.6 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded down, according to Kia.

The sole engine, for both the Rio and the Rio5, is a 110-horsepower, 1.6-liter 4-cylinder power plant that delivers 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway with the standard 5-speed manual transmission, according to the EPA.

Standard safety features on the 2010 Kia Rio include side-impact air bags and side curtain air bags. On the LX and SX trims, anti-lock brakes are standard. The NHTSA gave the Rio four stars (out of five) for driver protection in frontal impact tests, and five stars for front passenger protection. In side-impact testing, the Rio earned four stars for front-seat occupants, and three stars for rear-seat passengers.

Starting MSRP for the 2010 Kia Rio was $11,695.

Available Trims for the 2010 Kia Rio
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 4dr Sdn Man Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 11695.00 Engine 1.6L/98 City/Hwy MPG 28/34
Name LX (4dr Sdn Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 13795.00 Engine 1.6L/98 City/Hwy MPG 28/34
Name LX (4dr Sdn Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 14695.00 Engine 1.6L/98 City/Hwy MPG 27/36
Name SX (4dr Sdn Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 14895.00 Engine 1.6L/98 City/Hwy MPG 28/34
Name SX (4dr Sdn Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 15795.00 Engine 1.6L/98 City/Hwy MPG 27/36
Name LX (5dr HB Man Rio5) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 13895.00 Engine 1.6L/98 City/Hwy MPG 28/34
Name LX (5dr HB Auto Rio5) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 14795.00 Engine 1.6L/98 City/Hwy MPG 27/36
Name SX (5dr HB Man Rio5) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 15195.00 Engine 1.6L/98 City/Hwy MPG 28/34
Name SX (5dr HB Auto Rio5) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 16095.00 Engine 1.6L/98 City/Hwy MPG 27/36

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INTERIOR
  • Cloth front bucket seats -inc: driver seat height adjustment, driver folding armrest
  • Center console w/(2) cupholders
  • Tachometer
  • Warning lights -inc: low fuel, seat belt reminder
  • Rear window defroster
  • Dual front pwr outlets
  • Dual visors w/vanity mirrors
  • Passenger assist grips
  • Garment hook
  • Luggage hook
  • Dome lamp w/delay-out
  • Cargo area lamp
  • Passenger side rear seatback pocket
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats w/adjustable headrests
  • Tilt steering column
  • Air conditioning
  • EcoMinder indicator
  • Sport cloth front bucket seats -inc: driver seat height adjustment, driver folding armrest
  • Metal pedals
  • Metal-grain trim
  • Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel -inc: audio/cruise controls
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch auto-down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
EXTERIOR
  • 14" x 5" steel wheels w/center caps
  • P175/70R14 tires
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Body-side moldings
  • Clear-lens auto off headlights
  • Body-color manual remote mirrors -inc: integrated turn signals
  • Tinted glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles
  • 14" x 5.5" steel wheels w/full covers
  • P185/65R14 tires
  • 16" x 6.5" alloy wheels w/center emblem
  • P205/45R16 tires
  • Body-color rear spoiler
  • Front fog lamps
  • Body-color pwr heated mirrors -inc: integrated turn signals
  • Rear window wiper w/washer
MECHANICAL
  • 1.6L DOHC MPFI CVVT 16-valve I4 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/coil springs
  • Independent torsion beam rear suspension w/coil springs
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • Manual rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front vented disc/rear drum brakes
  • Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Chrome exhaust outlet
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Side-impact door beams
    • Front/rear crumple zones
    • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
    • Front seat-mounted side airbags
    • Front/rear side curtain airbags
    • Front height-adjustable 3-point seat belts w/pretensioners & load limiters
    • Rear 3-point seat belts
    • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
    • Rear child safety door locks
    • Internal emergency trunk release
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Impact-absorbing steering column
    • Pwr front/rear disc brakes
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • SIRIUS satellite radio
    • Roof mounted mini-pole antenna
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (4) speakers, auxiliary input jack, USB port
    • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (4) speakers, tweeter speakers, auxiliary input jack, USB port

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