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2007 Kia Rio Review and Pictures

Summary
2007 Kia Rio is a family sedan that can seat five passengers. It has four doors.

Price
MSRP: US$10,770-US$13,495
Invoice: US$10,350-US$12,800

What is New in 2007 Kia Rio?
New additions to 2007 Kia Rio include sixteen-inch wheels, illuminated ignition switch, and sporty SX version.

Introduction
Although 2007 Kia Rio ranks among the smallest cars, it boasts of numerous features and offers extensive comfort.

2007 Kia Rio picture (front view)

2007 Kia Rio picture (side view)

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
2007 Kia Rio is available in three trims ranging from Base to SX. Options include leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry, metallic interior trim, tilt steering wheel, and metal pedals.

Powertrains and Performance
2007 Kia Rio offers standard 110hp 1.6-liter I4 engine with five-speed manual transmission and overdrive. Four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. It delivers 32-mpg in city and 35-mpg on highway.

Interior Design and Special Features
Seats are comfortable for drivers with average height. Headroom is little tight at rear. Interiors of 2007 Kia Rio have more plastic that spoils overall appearance.

Safety Features
Safety features of 2007 Kia Rio include full-length side curtain air bags, front-seat side air bags, and adjustable rear headrests in few models. Antilock disk brakes are optional.

Driving Impressions
2007 Kia Rio offers smooth ride, although it is noisy at higher speeds. Steering is accurate and perfect. Suspension requires improvements.

Pros
Attractive interiors, stable handling, smooth ride

Cons
Cheap plastic trims, cruise control unavailable

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