2012 Kia Rio
78,034 Miles | Daytona Beach, FL
$9,998
est. $144/mo

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2012 Kia Rio
100,766 Miles | Saint Louis, MO
$6,261
est. $90/mo

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2012 Kia Rio
59,835 Miles | Bloomington, IN
$7,000
est. $101/mo

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2012 Kia Rio
83,197 Miles | Peoria, IL
$6,582
est. $95/mo

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2012 Kia Rio
133,243 Miles | Punxsutawney, PA
$3,495
est. $50/mo

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2012 Kia Rio
91,720 Miles | Tacoma, WA
$5,938
est. $86/mo

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2012 Kia Rio
106,949 Miles | Colorado Springs, CO
$6,488
est. $94/mo

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2012 Kia Rio
100,051 Miles | North Chesterfield, VA
$6,999
est. $101/mo

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2012 Kia Rio
138,326 Miles | Roswell, GA
$4,999
est. $72/mo

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2012 Kia Rio
84,350 Miles | Canton, OH
$4,999
est. $72/mo

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2012 Kia Rio
119,020 Miles | Westfield, IN
$5,990
est. $86/mo

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2012 Kia Rio
101,194 Miles | Austin, TX
$5,999
est. $86/mo

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2012 Kia Rio
118,048 Miles | Tacoma, WA
$6,499
est. $94/mo

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2012 Kia Rio
159,099 Miles | Cortland, NY
$4,995
est. $72/mo

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2012 Kia Rio
92,693 Miles | Mason, OH
$5,321
est. $77/mo

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2012 Kia Rio
155,130 Miles | Phoenix, AZ
$3,500
est. $50/mo

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2012 Kia Rio
110,068 Miles | Houston, TX
$4,599
est. $66/mo

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2012 Kia Rio
81,250 Miles | Charlotte, NC
$5,350
est. $77/mo

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2012 Kia Rio
68,267 Miles | Stafford, VA
$6,795
est. $98/mo

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2012 Kia Rio
101,166 Miles | Phoenix, AZ
$7,999
est. $115/mo

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2012 Kia Rio Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
4.0
2 Reviews
Overall
4.0
Value
3.5
Performance
2.5
Style
3.0
Comfort
3.5
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
4.5

2012 Kia Rio Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2012 Kia Rio - Very good and reliable car worth driving and owning.

Rio Owner
Johnson City, Tennessee
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
Performance
2.0
Style
2.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
5.0
I own a white 2012 Kia Rio. It is a very nice but small car. I enjoy the way it drives, rides and handles. The breaks on it work very well and are reliable. The overall look of the car is an okay appeal. It doesn't look too good but it doesn't look too bad either, right in the safe middle zone. Horn is a little annoying and whiny for a car, but it'll pass as one. I have had very little problems with the car since I've owned it. The problems I do have are very minor and easily fixed if I were to bother to get it done. It's not an expensive car, very reasonable price on it. The only real problem with it right now is the radio. When you hit bumps it sometimes turns on and off the radio. So, with wear and tear, the car will have some wiring problems, at least with the radio. It's not very ... (more)
Story
A fun and memorable moment I had with this car is testing how quick it can go sometimes when you need it to. For example, trying to cross a busy road with traffic coming and you judge a bit too late so you have to semi stomp on the gas pedal to make sure you don't hit or get hit by anyone.
Pros
Pros of this car are a few things. It is good on gas, almost 30 MPG on road, and over 30 MPG on the highway. With is being a smaller car, you can squeeze onto hard to go down roads pretty easily, like back roads that barely fit 2 full size cars. When you keep up with everything that needs to be done on it, like oil changes and other such check ups that need to be done on a regular basis, it will last awhile. If you like basics, this is the car for you. It has no really strong outstanding features like some new cars would have, but that means less things to go wrong in the long run, which i... (more)
Cons
Some of the cons of this car would be, that it is an average, basic car with no cool add on extras. The most you can add on look wise is a spoiler. It is not a fast car, so you will not being any races with those street punk Mustang drivers. The engine looks crammed in there with barely any room to breath, let alone work on. So, if anything does go wrong in the engine part of this car, it looks like it will take more work than an average size car. With it being a small car, you won't be taking a big family or a lot of friends anywhere in it or with it. If it can't fit in the trunk, good lu... (more)

2012 Kia Rio - Overall satisfied with room for improvement.

Rio Owner
Brookhaven, Pennsylvania
Overall
4.0
Value
3.0
Performance
3.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
4.0
The 2012 Kia Rio came with a great warranty of 10 years 100,000 miles for original owners and a transferable warranty of the remaining miles up to 60,000 to any subsequent owner. I have used the warranty to replace a seat belt monitor, an instrument cluster, a gas cap, and a catalytic converter over the past 6 years and 80,000 miles.
Story
My friend and I drove over a washed out road and simply keep the wheels on either side of the washed out section and made it to the other side without incident. He described it as the Canyonero and wished that we recorded the event. If you ever watched the old Simpsons episodes you may get the reference.
Pros
Kia has stood by it's warranty and has fixed all covered issues within a few weeks. The Kia Rio gets around 28-33 mpg while I drive in a mixture of highway traffic and suburban streets. The Kia Rio has gotten up to 47 mpg on the highway at a steady 65 mph. The back seats fold down and I have on many occasions used the Rio to carry up to six 2" x 4" x 8' boards. I have also used the Rio to transport back leaf blowers, rakes, chainsaws, and other equipment for landscaping projects. I have also taken the Rio off road on a farm without any issues, but needed to keep in mind the fairly low clea... (more)
Cons
The stock flip keys both fell apart within three years of use. The driver side mirror and door handle have lost the clear coat within 4 years of owning the car. The engine tends to hesitate while using the eco drive function. The car tends to buck and hesitate when driven in heavy traffic or shortly after starting in less then 60F temperatures especially on days with high humidity. In order to reduce the bucking and hesitation in cold weather switching to more expensive mid grade fuel has solved a majority of the issues with a higher cost at the pump.

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