2002 Kia Rio


What's New

The Kia Rio subcompact sedan, the lowest-priced new car available in the U.S., was introduced last year and is unchanged for 2002.
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Quick Facts
  • Engine: 96 horsepower
  • Seating: 5 passengers
  • Driving Range: 298 - 381 miles
  • Drive: Front-Wheel Drive
  • Cargo Capacity: 9.2 cu. ft.
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User Reviews

The community thinks...
  • Styling7.8
  • Performance7.0
  • Interior7.3
  • Quality7.5
  • Recommendation7.7
  • Styling8.0
  • Performance10
  • Interior8.0
  • Quality10
  • Recommendation10
Outstanding and well built economy car by RB, Lenoir City TN on 07/31/2008. Trim: 2002 Kia Rio Sedan, Owned 4 years.
Pros: This is the best car I have ever owned. I have 162,000 miles on it and will be upgrading to a newer one soon. I had no repair issues until 130K, when I replaced the rear bearings ($115 p&L each), I replaced the gear shifter ($298 p&l) at 161K, and the speedometer reading failed recently. The car is comfortable, especially for its size for long trips, and it gets roughly 28 mpg city and 35 mpg highway, although I realize it is rated for less. I have previously owned 2 Corollas, 1 Civic, 2 Mirages, two Datsun B210s, and one Accord, but this is by far the best car of all of them!
Cons: The interior ratings pertain to the gear shift, which was replaced at 161K, the tape player, which failed at 152K, and the seat adjuster, which failed at approximately 122K. I still rated the interior at an 8, because it is my only car, I drive it all the time, and it seems like the car should have had more serious issues by now.
Overall review: Absolutely fantastic car, but I maintain it per the manual (except I change the oil every 3,000 miles) since I rely on it exclusively.
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