Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,599 - $5,376
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
110
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,599 - $5,376
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
110
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 Kia Rio If...

Frugal-minded buyers should be impressed by the 2009 Kia Rio5, which yields a nice balance between fuel economy and performance. If you like a subcompact that's more fun to drive than so...

Kia Rio Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2009 Kia Rio Owner Reviews

4.17

70 Reviews

43% 36% 17% 4% 1 star 0%

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It is good on gas, and is very reliable.

In 2013 I purchased a Kia rondo, only the 2nd car I have bought all by myself, and I loved it. I also had another car, a Chevrolet at the time. I do not work so it was a necessity for me to be able to get out and about and help others when I could. The heater wasn't working in the Chevy one morning so my son drove the Kia to work. Just as he was close to his office, the vehicle started acting funny and he pulled it on the side of the road. The vehicle caught fire under the hood and was totaled. After my insurance settled with me, that is when I bought my rio. It is very reliable, comfortable, and good on gas! I love it!

- Becky B

Kia Rio - The Little Car That Definitely Can.

My only complaint about the Rio is that it seems light-weight - not able to withstand significant side impacts, for example. Oddly enough, however, my little Kia was the only car left standing in a three-way collision with a truck and another car. I was able to drive home while the other two got towed away> I love the size, the interior space, the wide view and the tight turning radius of the car. In fact, its size made it a favorite to drive for my mom as well. Overall, I'd have to say that I really, really like my Kia - especially the price!

- David B

Kia riot; reliable compact vehicle.

It is a standard vehicle; nothing fancy but also nothing horrible. I have had a few problems this year with it, such as needing new brakes, rods on the tires, new tires, etc. But the car is also almost ten years old so that is expected. The backseat is a decent size and roomy but the driver and passenger sections could be a little bigger. Overall, it is a good car, especially as a starter car. I want a new car but only because I have had this one for a while now.

- Jessica G

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$2,599 - $3,996
$3,649 - $5,348

Horsepower

Horsepower
110 hp
110 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.6L DOHC CVVT 16
1.6L DOHC CVVT 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.8 in.
42.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
39.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.3 in.
34.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
37.8 - 38.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
11.9 cu. ft.
11.9 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.4 in.
98.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
32.7 ft.
33.1 ft.

Length

Length
166.9 in.
158.1 - 166.9 in.

Width

Width
66.7 in.
66.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2365 .lbs
2365 - 2487 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
110 hp
110 hp

Torque

Torque
107 ft. lbs.
107 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
11.9 gal.
11.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
14 - 16 mpg
26 - 34 mpg

City

City
27 mpg
25 - 27 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 mpg
32 - 35 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety