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2008 Kia Rio Information Page

Kia Rio - 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

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.
Length166.9 in.
Width66.7 in.
Height57.9 in.
Ground clearance6.1 in.
HeadroomFront: 39.6 in.Rear: 37.8 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 volume11.9 cu. ft.

5-speed manual2,365 lbs.
4-speed automatic2,403 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 P175/70R14 (base)
P185/65R14 (LX)
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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