Used 2013 Kia Rio Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of the 2013 Kia Rio

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 Pros Impressive braking abilities, with the hatchback stopping from 60 mph in 119 feet.

 Pros Attractive and modern exterior styling.

 Pros Plenty of standard and optional features.

 Pros Long warranty.

 Pros Generous leg and headroom in both rows.

 Pros Stop-start technology improves fuel economy for in-city drivers.

 Pros Higher trims get nice quality materials in the cabin.

 Pros Choice of sedan or hatchback.

 Pros Easy-to-use controls.

 Pros Impressive fuel economy.

 Pros Both manual and automatic transmissions are available.

 Pros Standard tilt-and-telescoping wheel.

 Cons Much noisier than other subcompacts.

 Cons Ride is stiff and choppy.

 Cons Steering lacks precision.

 Cons Although generous cargo space, it does not compete with others in this segment.

 Cons Base and upgraded audio systems are disappointing.

 Cons Voice recognition abilities of the electronic interface could be improved.

 Cons Marginal rating in frontal-offset protection.

 Cons Base 1.6-liter engine is quite slow, but suitable for in-city driving.

 Cons Navigation is only available on highest trim.

 Cons Not as fun to drive as Sonic or Fiesta.