2009 Kia Rio

#6 in Small Car
  • Type: Sedan
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2009 Kia Rio Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Best Small Car of 2009

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Small Car
#6 Kia Rio

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2009 Kia Rio after 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • The vehicle's audio system
  • Smoothness of vehicle's ride

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2009 Kia Rio during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle
  • Flexibility of seat configurations
  • Forward visibility

Performance Specs

MPG City

25 - 27


32 - 35




4 speed, Automatic w/OD, 5 speed, Manual w/OD


Gas I4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2009 Kia Rio Review

Being practical doesn’t mean you have to take the joy out of life. That's the thinking behind the Rio. It's affordable and likes a good time as much as you do. The 2009 Kia Rio and Rio5 Door has a range of features to make every ride an enjoyable one. On the outside the Rio SX has a sporty dynamic look with standard alloy wheels body-color rear spoiler and available front fog lights. On the inside class-leading roominess ¹ height-adjustable driver's seat fold-down armrest dual cup holders front-door map pockets and available air conditioning. The Rio comes standard with class-leading safety features including six airbags impact-absorbing steering column front and rear crumple zones and side-impact door beams. And best of all you'll get outstanding estimated highway fuel economy of 38 mpg² and the reliability of The Kia Total Protection Package that includes a 10 year/100 000 mile limited powertrain warranty. Everything you need. It's easy to see why the 2009 Rio is a great value and miles ahead of the competition.

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