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2009 Kia Rio SX
67,683 Miles | Murfreesboro, TN
$7,000
est. $126/mo

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2009 Kia Rio Base
152,985 Miles | Hermiston, OR
$4,998
est. $90/mo

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2009 Kia Rio Base
56,588 Miles | Whitehouse, OH
$8,990
est. $162/mo

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2009 Kia Rio LX
81,070 Miles | Davenport, IA
$7,998
est. $144/mo

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2009 Kia Rio LX
88,363 Miles | Bristol, CT
$6,495
est. $117/mo

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2009 Kia Rio LX
161,301 Miles | El Cajon, CA
$4,900
est. $88/mo

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2009 Kia Rio LX
180,766 Miles | Mounds View, MN
$4,011
est. $72/mo

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2009 Kia Rio LX
109,125 Miles | Conover, NC
$5,495
est. $99/mo

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2009 Kia Rio LX
136,619 Miles | Longmont, CO
$6,998
est. $126/mo

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2009 Kia Rio LX
189,443 Miles | Brunswick, OH
$4,830
est. $87/mo

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2009 Kia Rio LX
46,559 Miles | Rochester, MN
$7,990
est. $144/mo

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2009 Kia Rio LX
206,675 Miles | Findlay, OH
$4,533
est. $82/mo

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2009 Kia Rio LX
38,523 Miles | Temecula, CA
$9,895
est. $178/mo

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2009 Kia Rio LX
27,362 Miles | Chantilly, VA
$9,499
est. $171/mo

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2009 Kia Rio Base
27,622 Miles | Glassboro, NJ
$8,995
est. $162/mo

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2009 Kia Rio Base
108,971 Miles | Youngstown, OH
$4,995
est. $90/mo

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2009 Kia Rio LX
125,550 Miles | Mentor, OH
$4,450
est. $80/mo

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2009 Kia Rio LX
114,721 Miles | Enumclaw, WA
$6,499
est. $117/mo

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2009 Kia Rio LX
57,239 Miles | Bixby, OK
$7,900
est. $142/mo

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2009 Kia Rio LX
181,939 Miles | Milwaukee, WI
$4,999
est. $90/mo

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2009 Kia Rio Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2009 Kia Rio - A Surprisingly Well-Built Car at an Affordable Price

Joseph Gerard
New Castle, Pennsylvania
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
5.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
5.0
For the last five years, I have driven a 2009 Kia Rio. Although Kia may not be known about quality like Honda and Toyota are, they do have their warranty that assures owners that unexpected repairs are taken care of, as long as scheduled maintenance is followed. I bought my 2009 Rio brand new while I was still in college, initially wanting to get the Forte Koup, but they weren't available yet, and I couldn't (at the time) afford the payments on the 4-door Forte, so I went with the Rio. I'm hear to tell you how pleasantly surprised I've been with my car.
Story
In five years, I don't really have a favorite story about this car that stands out.
Pros
Fuel economy is awesome in the Rio. Last year, I drove from north of Pittsburgh to Middle Tennessee, only spending $60 in gas on the trip down, and about $70 on the way back. The excellent fuel economy doesn't sacrifice performance: the Rio does pretty well on the highway for a car only equipped with a 1.6 liter four. For a car its size, it is also pleasantly roomy, and can carry quite a bit of luggage. Although classified as a subcompact, the Rio could easily slide up into compact territory where the Forte is occupied, especially in comparison to true subcompacts like the Fiat 500, Chevr... (more)
Cons
In the last five years, maintenance has held up pretty well, although wiring with the radio at some point must've shorted out. As the warranty for the radio (at 3 years/36,000 miles) had expired at that point, I have yet to get it fixed. Personally, I find the radio to be the last thing I worry about with a car, and I had been playing music off my phone via the auxiliary jack anyways before the radio quit, so now I just play music off the phone's speakers. Another con, though minor, is that there is no indicator of fuel economy in the dash. Having used such a feature in other cars, it's a... (more)

2009 Kia Rio - Just an average car.

Rio Owner
Wildwood, Missouri
Overall
3.0
Value
4.0
Performance
2.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
4.0
Overall I think my 2009 Kia Rio is an average sedan. I purchased it due to its value and I still like the affordability of the vehicle. I have driven it for about 40k miles. I don't like how the engine was designed. The belts often fail and are 3 separate belts and are a pain to change and maintain as the require tightening. I wish this car had a serpentine belt with a better tightening mechanism. The car handles great in winter weather which is a huge plus for me.
Story
I can't really thing of a fun memorable story. This is just an average sedan.
Pros
Value, the car is affordable, cheap to maintain and parts are easy to source and reasonably priced. The seats are pretty comfortable for long drives. I bought the model that doesn't have power windows or locks which I personally like. I was pleasantly surprised to find this model has a USB port for the stereo that I can plug a jump drive on and play my music off it. As well as a AUX port.
Cons
The belts are awful that is the biggest headache I have ever had with a car. The pulleys fail and frequently need to be maintained or the belts replaced. Too much work. Lack of power when driving on high speed highways puts a lot of strain on the engine.