Almost a month ago, Kia dropped the pricing info on the 2012 Kia Rio 5-door Hatchback – today the Korean automaker has announced pricing on the new Kia Rio Sedan, which starts at $100 less than its hatchback sibling at $13,400. That’s pretty competitive when it comes to other subcompacts in the segment including the Ford Fiesta, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa and the Hyundai Accent.
Add an automatic transmission and the price goes up to $14,500. The top-of-the-line Kia Rio SX trim will run you $17,500 and adds standard metal pedals, LED front accents lights, LED taillights, a Supervision meter cluster, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, power-folding outside mirrors, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, and UVO powered by Microsoft5 voice-activated infotainment system with rear camera display.
The 2012 Kia Rio Sedan is available in three trim levels including LX, EX and SX.
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Power comes from a 1.6 liter GDI 4-cylinder engine making 138-hp. Mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic, the 2012 Kia Rio manages to return an EPA-rated fuel-economy of 30/40 mpg (city/highway). Fuel-economy for the Rio Sedan is estimated at 30/40 mpg (city/highway)
– By: Omar Rana