2012 Kia rio Specifications

New Base MSRP
$13,795.00 - $20,495.00
Used Average PriceN/A

Trim

LX+
SX
EX
LX
New Base MSRP
$15,295.00
Fuel Consumption
7.1Aut. City
5.5Aut. Hwy
6.9Man. City
5.3Man. Hwy

Suspension and Steering

Tires
P185/65R15
Wheel Type
steel wheels with covers
Power Steering
yes
Front Suspension
independent
Rear Suspension
Solid Axle

Mechanical

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

Comfort and Convenience

Intermittent Rear Wiper
intermittent
Variable Intermittent Wipers
variable intermittent
Front Reading Lights
front
Dome Courtesy Light With Theater Dimming
yes
4 Speakers
4
Steering Mounted Audio Controls
on steering wheel
Mp3 Capability
yes
Cd Player
yes
Am/Fm Stereo Radio
yes
Tilt Steering Wheel
manual tilt
Illuminated Passenger Vanity Mirror
illuminated
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror
illuminated
2 12-Volt Power Outlets
2
Cargo Area Tie-Down Hooks
Cargo area tie-down hooks
Power Windows And Driver Window One-Touch Express Down
yes
Power Door Locks (2 Stage Unlock)
yes
Fixed Roof Antenna
fixed
Manual Air Conditioning
manual A/C
Remote Keyless Entry
yes
Bluetooth Wireless Technology
yes
Illuminated Entry
yes
Interior Air Filter
yes
Cruise Control
yes
Satellite Radio (Includes Three Trial Months)
Satellite radio (includes three trial months)
Auxiliary Audio Input Jack And Usb Port
Auxiliary audio input jack and USB port

Exterior Details

Rear Spoiler
yes
Bumper Colour
body-color
Headlight Type
halogen
Grille
black
Mudguard
Front and rear
Heated Exterior Mirrors
yes
Power Exterior Mirrors
yes
Exterior Mirror Colour
body-color
Door Handles
body-color
Front Fog Lights
yes

Interior Details

Exterior Colours

Tanzanite Blue
Caramel Yellow
Chestnut Brown
Graphite
Clear White,
Aurora black
Silverstone Beige
Signal Red
Bright silver
Deep Blue

Interior Colours

Black

Safety

Child-proof Locks
yes
Roof Side Curtain
yes
Passenger Airbag
yes
Driver Airbag
yes
Front Seat Belts
height adjustable
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel ABS
Curb Weight (kg)
1179
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
43
Cargo Capacity (L)
389
Rear Legroom (mm)
790
Front Legroom (mm)
1112
Rear Headroom (mm)
955
Front Headroom (mm)
1015
Ground Clearance (mm)
140
Height (mm)
1456
Width (mm)
1720
Length (mm)
4365
Wheelbase (mm)
2570
Panic Alarm
yes
Side Airbag
yes
Brake Type
4-wheel disc
Brake Assist
yes
Hill Start Assist
yes
Electronic brake force distribution
yes
Child Seat Anchor
yes

Warranties

Roadside Assistance (in 1,000km)
100
Roadside Assistance (Months)
60
Anti Corrosion (in 1,000km)
Unlimited
Anti Corrosion (Months)
60
Powertrain (in 1,000km)
100
Powertrain (Months)
60
Bumper To Bumper (in 1,000km)
100
Bumper To Bumper (Months)
60
Emission (in 1,000km)
130
Emission (Months)
96
New Base MSRP
$20,495.00
Fuel Consumption
7.1Aut. City
5.5Aut. Hwy

Suspension and Steering

Power Steering
yes
Tires
P205/45R17
Wheel Type
alloy wheels
Rear Suspension
Solid Axle
Suspension Category
sport
Front Suspension
independent

Mechanical

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

Comfort and Convenience

Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel
manual tilt / telescopic
Intermittent Rear Wiper
intermittent
Front Reading Lights
front
Dome Courtesy Light With Theater Dimming
yes
6 Speakers
6
Steering Mounted Audio Controls
on steering wheel
Mp3 Capability
yes
Cd Player
yes
Am/Fm Stereo Radio
yes
Illuminated Passenger Vanity Mirror
illuminated
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror
illuminated
2 12-Volt Power Outlets
2
Cargo Area Tie-Down Hooks
Cargo area tie-down hooks
Power Windows And Driver Window One-Touch Express Down
yes
Power Door Locks (2 Stage Unlock)
yes
Fixed Roof Antenna
fixed
Remote Keyless Entry
yes
Bluetooth Wireless Technology
yes
Illuminated Entry
yes
Interior Air Filter
yes
Cruise Control
yes
Automatic Air Conditioning
auto climate control
Cargo Net
yes
Variable Intermittent Wipers With Rain Sensor
intermittent wipers
Navigation System (Replaces Uvo Audio Infotainment System) (Optional)
Navigation system (replaces UVO audio infotainment system)
Heated Steering Wheel
yes
Luggage Tray
Luggage tray
Satellite Radio (Includes Three Trail Months)
Satellite radio (includes three trail months)
Auxiliary Audio Input Jack And Usb Port
Auxiliary audio input jack and USB port

Exterior Details

Sunroof
glass sunroof
Power Exterior Mirrors
yes
Rear Spoiler
yes
Bumper Colour
body-color
Headlight Type
halogen
Grille
black
Mudguard
Front and rear
Heated Exterior Mirrors
yes
Exterior Mirror Colour
body-color
Door Handles
body-color
Front Fog Lights
yes
Exterior Decoration
LED brakelights
Headlight Auto-On
yes
Exterior Decoration
Twin tip muffler

Interior Details

Exterior Colours

Clear White,
Aurora black
Signal Red
Caramel Yellow
Deep Blue
Tanzanite Blue
Graphite
Bright silver
Silverstone Beige
Chestnut Brown

Interior Colours

Beige,
Chocolate
Black

Safety

Child-proof Locks
yes
Roof Side Curtain
yes
Passenger Airbag
yes
Driver Airbag
yes
Front Seat Belts
height adjustable
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel ABS
Curb Weight (kg)
1215
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
43
Cargo Capacity (L)
389
Rear Legroom (mm)
790
Front Legroom (mm)
1112
Rear Headroom (mm)
955
Front Headroom (mm)
1015
Ground Clearance (mm)
140
Height (mm)
1456
Width (mm)
1720
Length (mm)
4365
Wheelbase (mm)
2570
Panic Alarm
yes
Rear View Camera
yes
Side Airbag
yes
Brake Type
4-wheel disc
Brake Assist
yes
Hill Start Assist
True
Electronic brake force distribution
yes
Child Seat Anchor
yes

Warranties

Roadside Assistance (in 1,000km)
100
Roadside Assistance (Months)
60
Anti Corrosion (in 1,000km)
Unlimited
Anti Corrosion (Months)
60
Powertrain (in 1,000km)
100
Powertrain (Months)
60
Bumper To Bumper (in 1,000km)
100
Bumper To Bumper (Months)
60
Emission (in 1,000km)
130
Emission (Months)
96
New Base MSRP
$16,695.00
Fuel Consumption
7.1Aut. City
5.5Aut. Hwy
6.9Man. City
5.3Man. Hwy

Suspension and Steering

Front Suspension
independent
Power Steering
yes
Tires
P195/55R16
Wheel Type
alloy wheels
Rear Suspension
Solid Axle

Mechanical

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

Comfort and Convenience

Cruise Control
yes
Interior Air Filter
yes
Illuminated Entry
yes
Bluetooth Wireless Technology
yes
Remote Keyless Entry
yes
Manual Air Conditioning
manual A/C
Fixed Roof Antenna
fixed
Power Door Locks (2 Stage Unlock)
yes
Power Windows And Driver Window One-Touch Express Down
yes
Cargo Area Tie-Down Hooks
Cargo area tie-down hooks
2 12-Volt Power Outlets
2
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror
illuminated
Illuminated Passenger Vanity Mirror
illuminated
Am/Fm Stereo Radio
yes
Cd Player
yes
Mp3 Capability
yes
Steering Mounted Audio Controls
on steering wheel
6 Speakers
6
Dome Courtesy Light With Theater Dimming
yes
Front Reading Lights
front
Variable Intermittent Wipers
variable intermittent
Intermittent Rear Wiper
intermittent
Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel
manual tilt / telescopic
Uvo Audio Infotainment System (Optional)
UVO audio infotainment system
Satellite Radio (Includes Three Trial Months)
Satellite radio (includes three trial months)
Auxiliary Audio Input Jack And Usb Port
Auxiliary audio input jack and USB port

Exterior Details

Front Fog Lights
yes
Door Handles
body-color
Exterior Mirror Colour
body-color
Heated Exterior Mirrors
yes
Mudguard
Front and rear
Grille
black
Headlight Type
halogen
Bumper Colour
body-color
Rear Spoiler
yes
Power Exterior Mirrors
True
Sunroof
glass sunroof
Headlight Auto-On (Optional)
True

Interior Details

Exterior Colours

Tanzanite Blue
Aurora black
Caramel Yellow
Signal Red
Chestnut Brown
Deep Blue
Clear White,
Bright silver
Graphite
Silverstone Beige

Interior Colours

Black

Safety

Panic Alarm
yes
Wheelbase (mm)
2570
Length (mm)
4365
Width (mm)
1720
Height (mm)
1456
Ground Clearance (mm)
140
Front Headroom (mm)
1015
Rear Headroom (mm)
955
Front Legroom (mm)
1112
Rear Legroom (mm)
790
Cargo Capacity (L)
389
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
43
Curb Weight (kg)
1179
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel ABS
Front Seat Belts
height adjustable
Driver Airbag
yes
Passenger Airbag
yes
Roof Side Curtain
yes
Child-proof Locks
yes
Rear View Camera (Optional)
True
Side Airbag
yes
Brake Type
4-wheel disc
Brake Assist
yes
Hill Start Assist
yes
Electronic brake force distribution
yes
Child Seat Anchor
yes

Warranties

Bumper To Bumper (Months)
60
Bumper To Bumper (in 1,000km)
100
Powertrain (Months)
60
Powertrain (in 1,000km)
100
Anti Corrosion (Months)
60
Anti Corrosion (in 1,000km)
Unlimited
Roadside Assistance (Months)
60
Roadside Assistance (in 1,000km)
100
Emission (in 1,000km)
130
Emission (Months)
96
New Base MSRP
$13,795.00
Fuel Consumption
7.1Aut. City
5.5Aut. Hwy
6.9Man. City
5.3Man. Hwy

Suspension and Steering

Front Suspension
independent
Power Steering
yes
Wheel Type
steel wheels with covers
Tires
P185/65R15
Rear Suspension
Solid Axle

Mechanical

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

Comfort and Convenience

Fixed Roof Antenna
fixed
Power Door Locks (2 Stage Unlock)
yes
Power Windows And Driver Window One-Touch Express Down
yes
Cargo Area Tie-Down Hooks
Cargo area tie-down hooks
2 12-Volt Power Outlets
2
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror
illuminated
Illuminated Passenger Vanity Mirror
illuminated
Tilt Steering Wheel
manual tilt
Am/Fm Stereo Radio
yes
Cd Player
yes
Mp3 Capability
yes
Steering Mounted Audio Controls
on steering wheel
4 Speakers
4
Dome Courtesy Light With Theater Dimming
yes
Front Reading Lights
front
Variable Intermittent Wipers
variable intermittent
Intermittent Rear Wiper
intermittent
Satellite Radio (Includes Three Trial Months)
Satellite radio (includes three trial months)
Auxiliary Audio Input Jack And Usb Port
Auxiliary audio input jack and USB port

Exterior Details

Door Handles
body-color
Exterior Mirror Colour
body-color
Power Exterior Mirrors
yes
Heated Exterior Mirrors
yes
Mudguard
Front and rear
Grille
black
Headlight Type
halogen
Bumper Colour
body-color
Rear Spoiler
yes

Interior Details

Exterior Colours

Signal Red
Graphite
Bright silver
Clear White,
Aurora black
Silverstone Beige
Tanzanite Blue
Chestnut Brown
Deep Blue
Caramel Yellow

Interior Colours

Black

Safety

Wheelbase (mm)
2570
Length (mm)
4365
Width (mm)
1720
Height (mm)
1456
Ground Clearance (mm)
140
Front Headroom (mm)
1015
Rear Headroom (mm)
955
Front Legroom (mm)
1112
Rear Legroom (mm)
790
Cargo Capacity (L)
389
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
43
Curb Weight (kg)
1179
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel ABS
Front Seat Belts
height adjustable
Driver Airbag
yes
Passenger Airbag
yes
Roof Side Curtain
yes
Child-proof Locks
yes
Side Airbag
yes
Brake Type
4-wheel disc
Brake Assist
yes
Hill Start Assist
yes
Electronic brake force distribution
yes
Child Seat Anchor
yes

Warranties

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

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