2008 Kia Rio Information Page
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The Rio has a range of features to make every ride an enjoyable one.
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The 2008 Kia Rio.
Being practical doesn't mean you have to take the joy out of life. That's the thinking behind the Rio. It's affordable and likes a good time as much as you do.
The Rio has a range of features to make every ride an enjoyable one. On the outside, the Rio SX has a sporty, dynamic look with standard alloy wheels, body-color rear spoiler and available front fog lights.
On the inside, Rio's class-leading roominess***, great sounding audio system and power everything make Rio the perfect companion to hang out with.
The Rio comes standard with class-leading safety features***, including six airbags, impact-absorbing steering column, front and rear crumple zones and side-impact door beams.
And, best of all, you'll get outstanding estimated highway fuel economy of 35 mpg** and the reliability of a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty.
Everything you need. It's easy to see why the Rio is a great value and miles ahead of the competition.
*** Based on comparison to 2007 models. ** With automatic transmission. Based on 2008 EPA highway estimates.
2008 KIA RIO
|Type||Inline four-cylinder, iron-block aluminum head|
|Valve gear||DOHC, four valves/cylinder, Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT)|
|Horsepower (SAE net)||110 hp @ 6,000 rpm|
|Torque (SAE net)||107 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed manual, overdrive|
Electronically-controlled 4-speed automatic, overdrive (LX/SX)
|Track||Front: 57.9 in.||Rear: 57.5 in.|
|Ground clearance||6.1 in.|
|Headroom||Front: 39.6 in.||Rear: 37.8 in.|
|Shoulder room||Front: 53.5 in.||Rear: 53.1 in.|
|Legroom||Front: 42.8 in.||Rear: 34.3 in.|
|Hip room||Front: 50.8 in.||Rear: 50.0 in.|
|Passenger volume||92.2 cu. ft.|
|Cargo volume||11.9 cu. ft.|
|5-speed manual||2,365 lbs.|
|4-speed automatic||2,403 lbs.|
|BODY AND CHASSIS
|Layout||Front engine, front-wheel drive|
|Body type||Steel unibody|
|Front suspension||Independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar|
|Rear suspension||Torsion beam, coil springs|
|Steering type||Rack-and-pinion (power assisted on LX/SX)|
|Turns, lock-to-lock||4.3 (manual)|
|Turning diameter, curb to curb||32.7 ft. (manual)|
33.1 ft. (power)
|Type||Hydraulic, power-assisted vacuum; 4-sensor, 4-channel ABS (optional on LX/SX)|
|Front||10.1-in. vented discs|
10.3-in. solid disc (w/optional ABS)
|EPA FUEL ECONOMY
||27 city / 32 hwy (mpg)
||25 city / 35 hwy (mpg)