|The 2012 Kia Rio Sedan.|
If the rest of the world's automakers aren't taking Kia seriously yet, it may be too late.
With the 2012 Kia Rio, these guys have stepped into serious contender status, and if I were playing with my own money, they might just end up selling me a car.
The Rio has, in the shortest imaginable time, gone from being the worst thing that could happen to you at the rental counter to a car that absolutely nails its intended target in a way a car in this class hasn't done since the mid-1980s glory days of the Honda Civic.
|The 2012 Kia Rio 5-Door.|
|The 2012 Kia Rio interior.|
Equipped like that, these are comfortably, relatively quick, good-handling cars with strong gas mileage, a reasonable sticker price and a world-class warranty (10 years/100,000 miles powertrain, 5 years/60,000 miles everything else plus 5 years/60,000 miles roadside assistance.
And it doesn't hurt that Kia's styling department is fully in the game now...these are good-looking cars on top of it all. If you're looking for a small sedan or hatch, you have to include the new Rio on your test-drive list.
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