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2006 Kia Rio

At a Glance

Pricing $10,570 - $13,295
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.6l I4
Transmissions A4, M5
Fuel Economy 29-32 (city), 35-38 (highway)

Overview Information

The Rio is known for being one of the lowest priced vehicles sold in America. A redesign for the 2006 model year adds size, horsepower and safety features. Available in Base and LX trim levels, the FWD Rio is powered by a 110hp 1.6L 4-cylinder coupled with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. An optional sport package adds alloy wheels, 195/55R15 tires, 4-wheel disc brakes and a rear spoiler.

What Changed:

All-new Rio is longer, wider and has more horsepower than the model it replaces. Available in Base and LX trim levels, the FWD Rio is powered by a 110hp 1.6L 4-cylinder coupled with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic.

Official Word:

"The 2006 Rio reinforces Kia's position as a value leader in the subcompact class with its comprehensive list of standard features and emphasis on safety, delivering an affordable and fun-to-drive vehicle." -- Peter Butterfield, CEO Kia Motors America, Inc.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Rio 1.6l I4 (110-bhp) A4 FWD 29/38/33 $13,295
Rio 1.6l I4 (110-bhp) M5 FWD 32/35/33 $10,570