Rio Cinco Except for its wagon body style, the Rio Cinco wagon is essentially the same as the Rio sedan. The seats are nicely cushioned, comfortable, well bolstered and attractively upholstered. Kia claims that shoulder room and hip room are greater than the dimensions in previous models. With all of its models, Kia focuses on a blend of affordability and reliability. Maximum cargo volume is 44. Both models received new automatic-off headlights and optional front fog lamps.
I drive a standard and have fully manual everything. Both window regulators have gone out, the bearings in the back tire are always going bad, and there is always something making noise somewhere. However, its great on gas mileage I can get up to 35mpg highway. Vehicle Overview Introduced to the United States in July 2000, the South Korean-built Kia Rio sedan was touted as the lowest-priced car on the American market. The car is stylish I have a spoiler. I have it into the shop 2-3 times a year at least for things that are wrong with it. This car is probably worth the money, but don't expect it to last very long.
The first brand new car I've owned. The Rio Cinco is available in only one trim level. Its easy and fun to drive. Apart from that front and rear freshening, the 2004 Rio and Rio Cinco look about the same as the 2001 and 2002 versions and resemble a typical small sedan and wagon. On good roads, the ride is admirably smooth, and its handling isnt bad either.
The worst part is they loose there value so fast, that this is the type of car you keep until it is dead. A tachometer, cassette player, tilt steering wheel and power steering are standard. After that, I was on my own. Safety Antilock brakes are optional, but side-impact airbags are not available. Remove the door trim panel using a trim removal tool. A five-speed-manual gearbox is standard, and a four-speed-automatic transmission is optional.
A larger front stabilizer bar was aimed to improve handling, while an enhanced suspension was installed to improve ride comfort. Most other features and characteristics regarding the Rio Cinco are pleasing. The only good things are the gas mileage and the handling. Acceleration is very good for 1. Driving Impressions Even more than the Rio sedan, the Rio Cinco wagon benefits from last years power increase.
Cinco translates to five in Spanish, which denotes the number of doors on this Lilliputian wagon. . You get what you pay for. Other than the addition of lumbar support to the drivers seat, little has changed on the 2004 Rio sedan. It had 60k miles on it.
Kia also launched a Rio Cinco wagon companion shortly before the 2002 model year began. Air conditioning is also available as an optional feature. Plenty of room for everything. It was only a matter of time. The seat bottoms are considerably longer than what is customary in small cars.
Both subcompact body styles were redesigned and gained some welcome power for 2003. Exterior The Rios front-end styling was reworked in 2003, and the sedans rear end got a new trunk lid, taillights and back bumper. Kia claims that shoulder room and hip room are greater than the dimensions in previous models. Had no maintenance problem at all. A larger front stabilizer bar was aimed to improve handling, while an enhanced suspension was installed to improve ride comfort.
Remove the door panel by lifting it up and off of the door. Thankfully, the first rebuild was under warranty. Both subcompact body styles were redesigned and gained some welcome power for 2003. Peel the plastic door cover off the door carefully and gradually. Even though five people can fit inside the Rio, it might be a tight squeeze in the backseat. With all of its models, Kia focuses on a blend of affordability and reliability. The car doesnt have the best pickup, but it is 4 cylinders.