2012 Kia rio Specifications

New Base MSRP
$14,095.00 - $20,795.00
Used Average PriceN/A

Trim

LX+
SX
EX
LX
New Base MSRP
$15,595.00
Fuel Consumption
7.1Aut. City
5.5Aut. Hwy
6.9Man. City
5.3Man. Hwy

Suspension and Steering

Tires
185/65R15
Wheel Type
steel wheels with covers
Power Steering
yes
Front Anti-Roll Bar
yes
Rear Suspension
semi-independent
Front Suspension
independent

Mechanical

Computer Controlled (Optional)
yes
Overdrive (Optional)
yes
Transmission Operation (Optional)
automatic with manual mode
Number of Speeds (Optional)
6-speed
Transmission (Optional)
6 speed automatic
Drivetrain
front-wheel drive
Stability Control
yes
Engine
1.6L L4 DOHC 16-valve
Computer Controlled
yes
Overdrive
yes
Transmission Operation
manual
Number of Speeds
6-speed
Transmission
6 speed manual

Comfort and Convenience

Rear Window Wiper
yes
Variable Intermittent Wipers
variable intermittent
12-Volt Power Outlet
1
Satellite Radio With 3 Month Trial
Satellite Radio
4 Speakers
4
Am/Fm Stereo Radio With Auxiliary Audio Input Jack And Usb Port
yes
Cd/Mp3 Player
yes
Power Windows
yes
Power Door Locks
yes
Illuminated Front Passenger-Side Vanity Mirror
illuminated
Illuminated Driver-Side Vanity Mirror
illuminated
Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls
on steering wheel
Tilt Steering Column
manual tilt
Air Conditioning
manual A/C
Bluetooth Wireless Technology
yes
Remote Keyless Entry
yes
Cruise Control
yes

Exterior Details

Rear Window Defroster
yes
Mudguard
Front and rear
Rear Spoiler
yes
Power Exterior Mirrors
yes
Heated Exterior Mirrors
yes
Exterior Mirror Colour
body-color
Door Handles
body-color
Front Fog Lights
yes

Interior Details

Exterior Colours

Silverstone (Pearl)
Chestnut Brown
Bright Silver Metallic
Tanzanite Blue
Caramel Yellow
Deep Blue
Signal Red
Graphite
Clear White,
Aurora Black Pearl

Interior Colours

Beige,
Chocolate
Black,

Safety

Child Seat Anchor
yes
Front Seat Belts
regular
Hill Start Assist
yes
Brake Assist
yes
Electronic brake force distribution
yes
Roof Side Curtain
yes
Side Airbag
yes
Passenger Airbag
yes
Driver Airbag
yes
Anti-Lock Brakes
yes
Brake Type
4-wheel disc
Curb Weight (kg)
1179
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
43
Maximum Cargo Capacity (L)
1410
Cargo Capacity (L)
425
Rear Legroom (mm)
790
Front Legroom (mm)
1112
Rear Headroom (mm)
960
Front Headroom (mm)
1015
Height (mm)
1456
Width (mm)
1720
Length (mm)
4045
Wheelbase (mm)
2570
Panic Alarm
yes

Warranties

Emission (Months)
96
Emission (in 1,000km)
130
Anti Corrosion (Months)
60
Anti Corrosion (in 1,000km)
Unlimited
Roadside Assistance (Months)
60
Roadside Assistance (in 1,000km)
100
Powertrain (Months)
60
Powertrain (in 1,000km)
100
Bumper To Bumper (Months)
60
Bumper To Bumper (in 1,000km)
100
New Base MSRP
$20,795.00
Fuel Consumption
7.1Aut. City
5.5Aut. Hwy

Suspension and Steering

Wheel Type
alloy wheels
Tires
205/45R17
Power Steering
yes
Front Anti-Roll Bar
yes
Rear Suspension
semi-independent
Front Suspension
independent
Suspension Category
sport

Mechanical

Computer Controlled (Optional)
yes
Overdrive (Optional)
yes
Transmission Operation (Optional)
Number of Speeds (Optional)
Drivetrain
front-wheel drive
Stability Control
yes
Engine
1.6L L4 DOHC 16-valve
Computer Controlled
yes
Overdrive
yes
Transmission Operation
Number of Speeds
Transmission
6 speed automatic
Number of Speeds
6-speed
Transmission Operation
automatic with manual mode
Overdrive
yes
Computer Controlled
yes
Bouton de démarrage
True

Comfort and Convenience

Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel
manual tilt / telescopic
Rear Window Wiper
yes
12-Volt Power Outlet
1
Satellite Radio With 3 Month Trial
Satellite Radio
6 Speakers
6
Am/Fm Stereo Radio With Auxiliary Audio Input Jack And Usb Port
yes
Cd/Mp3 Player
yes
Power Windows
yes
Power Door Locks
yes
Illuminated Front Passenger-Side Vanity Mirror
illuminated
Illuminated Driver-Side Vanity Mirror
illuminated
Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls
on steering wheel
Bluetooth Wireless Technology
yes
Remote Keyless Entry
yes
Cruise Control
yes
Alloy Sport Pedals
yes
Rain-Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
intermittent wipers
Auto Climate Control
auto climate control
Filtration Air System
yes
Heated Steering Wheel
yes
Luggage Net And Tray
yes
Uvo Audio Infotainment System
UVO audio infotainment system
Navigation System (Replaces Uvo Audio Infotainment System) (Optional)
Navigation system (replaces UVO audio infotainment system)

Exterior Details

Sunroof
power
Exterior Folding Mirrors
power
Power Exterior Mirrors
yes
Rear Window Defroster
yes
Mudguard
Front and rear
Rear Spoiler
yes
Heated Exterior Mirrors
yes
Exterior Mirror Colour
body-color
Door Handles
body-color
Front Fog Lights
yes
Headlight Auto-On
yes
Exterior Decoration
Larger ventilated front disc brakes
Tinted Glass
yes
Exterior Decoration
LED positioning lights
Exterior Decoration
LED tailights
Twin-Tip Muffler
Twin-tip muffler
Headlight Type
halogen

Interior Details

Exterior Colours

Silverstone (Pearl)
Chestnut Brown
Bright Silver Metallic
Clear White,
Caramel Yellow
Deep Blue
Signal Red
Graphite
Tanzanite Blue
Aurora Black Pearl

Interior Colours

Black,
Two-tone Chocolate
Beige,
Chocolate
Two-tone Beige

Safety

Child Seat Anchor
yes
Front Seat Belts
regular
Hill Start Assist
yes
Brake Assist
yes
Electronic brake force distribution
yes
Roof Side Curtain
yes
Side Airbag
yes
Passenger Airbag
yes
Driver Airbag
yes
Anti-Lock Brakes
yes
Brake Type
4-wheel disc
Curb Weight (kg)
1215
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
43
Maximum Cargo Capacity (L)
1410
Cargo Capacity (L)
425
Rear Legroom (mm)
790
Front Legroom (mm)
1112
Rear Headroom (mm)
960
Front Headroom (mm)
1015
Height (mm)
1456
Width (mm)
1720
Length (mm)
4045
Wheelbase (mm)
2570
Panic Alarm
yes
Rear View Camera
yes

Warranties

Emission (Months)
96
Emission (in 1,000km)
130
Anti Corrosion (Months)
60
Anti Corrosion (in 1,000km)
Unlimited
Roadside Assistance (Months)
60
Roadside Assistance (in 1,000km)
100
Powertrain (Months)
60
Powertrain (in 1,000km)
100
Bumper To Bumper (Months)
60
Bumper To Bumper (in 1,000km)
100
New Base MSRP
$16,995.00
Fuel Consumption
7.1Aut. City
5.5Aut. Hwy
6.9Man. City
5.3Man. Hwy

Suspension and Steering

Front Suspension
independent
Rear Suspension
semi-independent
Front Anti-Roll Bar
yes
Power Steering
yes
Tires
195/55R16
Wheel Type
alloy wheels

Mechanical

Transmission
6 speed manual
Number of Speeds
6-speed
Transmission Operation
manual
Overdrive
yes
Computer Controlled
yes
Engine
1.6L L4 DOHC 16-valve
Stability Control
yes
Drivetrain
front-wheel drive
Transmission (Optional)
6 speed automatic
Number of Speeds (Optional)
6-speed
Transmission Operation (Optional)
automatic with manual mode
Overdrive (Optional)
yes
Computer Controlled (Optional)
yes

Comfort and Convenience

Cruise Control
yes
Remote Keyless Entry
yes
Bluetooth Wireless Technology
yes
Air Conditioning
manual A/C
Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls
on steering wheel
Illuminated Driver-Side Vanity Mirror
illuminated
Illuminated Front Passenger-Side Vanity Mirror
illuminated
Power Door Locks
yes
Power Windows
yes
Cd/Mp3 Player
yes
Am/Fm Stereo Radio With Auxiliary Audio Input Jack And Usb Port
yes
6 Speakers
6
Satellite Radio With 3 Month Trial
Satellite Radio
12-Volt Power Outlet
1
Variable Intermittent Wipers
variable intermittent
Rear Window Wiper
yes
Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel
manual tilt / telescopic
Uvo Audio Infotainment System (Optional)
UVO Audio Infotainment System

Exterior Details

Front Fog Lights
yes
Door Handles
body-color
Exterior Mirror Colour
body-color
Heated Exterior Mirrors
yes
Rear Spoiler
yes
Mudguard
Front and rear
Rear Window Defroster
yes
Power Exterior Mirrors
yes
Exterior Folding Mirrors
power
Sunroof
power
Headlight Auto-On (Optional)
yes

Interior Details

Exterior Colours

Clear White,
Bright Silver Metallic
Chestnut Brown
Aurora Black Pearl
Silverstone (Pearl)
Graphite
Signal Red
Deep Blue
Caramel Yellow
Tanzanite Blue

Interior Colours

Black,
Chocolate
Beige,

Safety

Panic Alarm
yes
Wheelbase (mm)
2570
Length (mm)
4045
Width (mm)
1720
Height (mm)
1456
Front Headroom (mm)
1015
Rear Headroom (mm)
960
Front Legroom (mm)
1112
Rear Legroom (mm)
790
Cargo Capacity (L)
425
Maximum Cargo Capacity (L)
1410
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
43
Curb Weight (kg)
1179
Brake Type
4-wheel disc
Anti-Lock Brakes
yes
Driver Airbag
yes
Passenger Airbag
yes
Side Airbag
yes
Roof Side Curtain
yes
Electronic brake force distribution
yes
Brake Assist
yes
Hill Start Assist
yes
Front Seat Belts
regular
Child Seat Anchor
yes
Rear View Camera (Optional)
yes

Warranties

Bumper To Bumper (in 1,000km)
100
Bumper To Bumper (Months)
60
Powertrain (in 1,000km)
100
Powertrain (Months)
60
Roadside Assistance (in 1,000km)
100
Roadside Assistance (Months)
60
Anti Corrosion (in 1,000km)
Unlimited
Anti Corrosion (Months)
60
Emission (in 1,000km)
130
Emission (Months)
96
New Base MSRP
$14,095.00
Fuel Consumption
7.1Aut. City
5.5Aut. Hwy
6.9Man. City
5.3Man. Hwy

Suspension and Steering

Front Suspension
independent
Rear Suspension
semi-independent
Front Anti-Roll Bar
yes
Power Steering
yes
Wheel Type
steel wheels with covers
Tires
185/65R15

Mechanical

Engine
1.6L L4 DOHC 16-valve
Transmission
6 speed manual
Number of Speeds
6-speed
Transmission Operation
manual
Overdrive
yes
Computer Controlled
yes
Stability Control
yes
Drivetrain
front-wheel drive
Transmission (Optional)
6 speed automatic
Number of Speeds (Optional)
6-speed
Transmission Operation (Optional)
automatic with manual mode
Overdrive (Optional)
yes
Computer Controlled (Optional)
yes

Comfort and Convenience

Tilt Steering Column
manual tilt
Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls
on steering wheel
Illuminated Driver-Side Vanity Mirror
illuminated
Illuminated Front Passenger-Side Vanity Mirror
illuminated
Power Door Locks
yes
Power Windows
yes
Cd/Mp3 Player
yes
Am/Fm Stereo Radio With Auxiliary Audio Input Jack And Usb Port
yes
4 Speakers
4
Satellite Radio With 3 Month Trial
Satellite Radio
12-Volt Power Outlet
1
Variable Intermittent Wipers
variable intermittent
Rear Window Wiper
yes

Exterior Details

Door Handles
body-color
Exterior Mirror Colour
body-color
Heated Exterior Mirrors
yes
Power Exterior Mirrors
yes
Rear Spoiler
yes
Mudguard
Front and rear
Rear Window Defroster
yes

Interior Details

Exterior Colours

Bright Silver Metallic
Clear White,
Chestnut Brown
Graphite
Signal Red
Deep Blue
Caramel Yellow
Tanzanite Blue
Aurora Black Pearl
Silverstone (Pearl)

Interior Colours

Black,
Beige,
Chocolate

Safety

Wheelbase (mm)
2570
Length (mm)
4045
Width (mm)
1720
Height (mm)
1456
Front Headroom (mm)
1015
Rear Headroom (mm)
960
Front Legroom (mm)
1112
Rear Legroom (mm)
790
Cargo Capacity (L)
425
Maximum Cargo Capacity (L)
1410
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
43
Curb Weight (kg)
1179
Brake Type
4-wheel disc
Anti-Lock Brakes
yes
Driver Airbag
yes
Passenger Airbag
yes
Side Airbag
yes
Roof Side Curtain
yes
Electronic brake force distribution
yes
Brake Assist
yes
Hill Start Assist
yes
Front Seat Belts
regular
Child Seat Anchor
yes

Warranties

Bumper To Bumper (in 1,000km)
100
Bumper To Bumper (Months)
60
Powertrain (in 1,000km)
100
Powertrain (Months)
60
Roadside Assistance (in 1,000km)
100
Roadside Assistance (Months)
60
Anti Corrosion (in 1,000km)
Unlimited
Anti Corrosion (Months)
60
Emission (in 1,000km)
130
Emission (Months)
96

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