Used Kia Rio Buying Guide
Third Generation, 2012-Current
Second Generation, 2006-2011
What Drivers Love about the Used Kia Rio
Rio drivers love how much bang you get for your buck. Whether you choose the sedan or four-door hatchback body style, you’re getting a great deal on a modern, comfortable car. Newer models have all the connectivity features you crave, making it easy to stay connected as you make your way through stop-and-go traffic. Moreover, the Rio is comfortable – both inside and on the road, with its smooth, refined ride.
What to Look for in Your Used Kia Rio
As you test-drive used Kia Rios, you’ll notice that they vary a bit from year to year. For 2010, Kia added a lot of new features, including Bluetooth connectivity – a must-have for technophiles. That same year, anti-lock brakes became an option for the Kia LX. Look for this important safety technology before you make a final purchase.
Used Kia Rio Buyers Beware
If you come across a used Kia Rio from the first generation (2001-2005), proceed with caution. Although they may be quite inexpensive, these models aren’t on the same level as those that came later. They offer limited comfort and convenience features, and, on the road, they’re not as smooth and refined as the modern Rio.