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Kia Rio 2007 - 2011 The sporty and dynamic Rio5 likes a good time as much as you do.

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The 2008 Kia Rio5.

Being practical doesn't mean you have to take the joy out of life. That's the thinking behind the Rio5. With a host of standard features, and class-leading roominess***, Rio5 likes a good time as much as you do.

On the outside, the Rio5 has a sporty and dynamic look with 15-inch alloy wheels, a sleek body-color rear spoiler and front fog lights.

The roomy Rio5 interior is not only spacious and comfortable, it's equipped with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, sport-seat fabric, metal pedals and a variety of clever storage spaces for added convenience.

And, best of all, you'll get outstanding estimated highway fuel economy of 35 mpg** and the reliability of Kia's superior 10-year/100,000-mile warranty.

Everything you need. It's easy to see why the Rio5 is a great value and miles ahead of the competition.

*** Based on comparison to 2007 models. ** With automatic transmission. Based on 2008 EPA mileage estimates.

2008 Kia Rio5


TypeInline four-cylinder, iron-block aluminum head
Valve gearDOHC, four valves/cylinder, Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT)
Displacement1,599 cc
Compression ratio10.0:1
Horsepower (SAE net)110 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque (SAE net)107 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm
Transmission5-speed manual, overdrive
Electronically-controlled 4-speed automatic, overdrive (LX/SX)
Wheelbase98.4 in.
TrackFront: 57.9 in.Rear: 57.5 in.
Length158.1 in.
Width66.7 in.
Height57.9 in.
Ground clearance6.1 in.
HeadroomFront: 39.6 in.Rear: 38.8 in.
Shoulder roomFront: 53.5 in.Rear: 53.1 in.
LegroomFront: 42.8 in.Rear: 34.3 in.
Hip roomFront: 50.8 in.Rear: 50.0 in.
Passenger volume92.2 cu. ft.
Cargo volumeRear seat up: 15.8 cu. ft. Rear seat down: 49.6 cu. ft.

5-speed manual2,438 lbs.
4-speed automatic2,487 lbs.

LayoutFront engine, front-wheel drive
Body typeSteel unibody
Front suspensionIndependent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Rear suspensionTorsion beam, coil springs
Steering typeRack-and-pinion (power assisted on LX/SX)
Turns, lock-to-lock4.3 (manual)
3.0 (power)
Turning diameter, curb to curb32.7 ft. (manual)
33.1 ft. (power)

TypeHydraulic, power-assisted vacuum; 4-sensor, 4-channel ABS (optional on LX/SX)
Front10.1-in. vented discs
Rear8.0-in. drum
10.3-in. solid disc (w/optional ABS)

Tires P195/55R15
P205/45R16 (optional)

5-speed manual 27 city / 32 hwy (mpg)
4-speed automatic 25 city / 35 hwy (mpg)
Fuel capacity 11.9 (gallons)

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