2012.Kia.RIO 5-Door
It’s the start of something big. Introducing the all-new 2012 Kia Rio 5-door. It’s engineered
to provide the best of both worlds, with a Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine that delivers
138 horsepower plus exceptional fuel efficiency of 30 mpg city/40 mpg highway.1 With
precise, agile handling, the Rio is also remarkably fun to drive. For your convenience and
for personalized audio entertainment, it has available advanced features including Bluetooth®
wireless technology*2 and UVO* — an in-vehicle infotainment system. Like all Kia models,
the Rio comes with an industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile warranty program.3
1, 2, 3, 4, * See Features and Specifications pages for availability and endnotes. *Not all optional features are available on all trims. RIO 5-Door SX SHOWN.
Exceptional efficiency
Solid Performance
advanced Technology
Peace of mind
An Active Eco System is
A 1.6L, 138-hp Gasoline Direct
Available push-button start*
Rio features a full range of
included on automatic
Injection (GDI) engine delivers
provides convenient operation.
advanced active and passive
transmission models. With a
outstanding acceleration and
An available rear-camera
safety systems. These include
push of the eco button, the
fuel efficiency.1 An available
display*4 lets you see things
six airbags, Electronic Stability
system automatically adjusts
6-speed automatic transmission
behind your vehicle that you
Control (ESC), Hill-start Assist
the engine and transmission
provides crisp shifting and
might not see by looking
Control (HAC) and Vehicle
to optimize fuel efficiency.1
improved fuel efficiency.1
over your shoulder.
Stability Management (VSM).
Spacious and versatile. Driver and passengers alike will
enjoy the Rio 5-door’s spacious and comfortable cabin.
Versatile seating configurations and a large cargo
area make it convenient to carry passengers, cargo
or a combination of both. The SX model features
refinements such as available leather seat trim and a
leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob.
60/40 Split-folding seats
Covered console
Concealed Storage
Split-folding rear seats give you
Convenient features include
The cargo cover allows you
the flexibility to conveniently
dual cup holders and a storage
to store your valuable items
carry passengers or cargo.5
bin for your personal items.
safely out of sight.
5 See Specifications page for endnote. RIO 5-Door SX with premium package SHOWN.
Kia UvO*6 Powered by Microsoft.® technology keeps giving us new ways to be entertained,
stay in touch and be kept informed. Getting to enjoy this, however, can be complicated,
especially while driving. UvO, short for “your voice,” is an in-vehicle infotainment system
available on ex and sx models.7 Kia and Microsoft8 have teamed up to provide this voice-
activated system. Developed on a Windows® embedded automotive platform, it lets you
manage your music conveniently and enjoy hands-free use of your phone.2 UvO has an
intuitive touch screen and Microsoft advanced voice-activation technology that actually
recognizes your own speech pattern and voice inflection.
color toUch ScrEEn
advancEd voicE control
digital JUKEBox
rEar-camEra diSplay†
UvO’s vivid 4.3-inch color LcD
Microsoft speech technology
UvO’s in-dash hard drive is
Whenever you shift into reverse,
touch screen delivers direct
can learn multiple users’
large enough to hold up to
an image from an integrated
access to radio stations, music
speaking patterns, and it
700 megabytes of your favorite
rear camera is displayed on
on your MP3 player or UsB
responds quickly to long phrases.
music. You can load your tunes
the UvO screen. it lets you see
media drive, your phonebook
even with Rio’s multiple music-
into personal MyMusic folders
things behind your vehicle that
from a compatible cell phone2
source options, finding a song
and sort them by either title
you might not see by looking
and vehicle information.
is as easy as saying its title.
or artist.
over your shoulder.4
advanced technology at your command. the Rio 5-door has a long list
of state-of-the-art features that give you access to your own personal
audio entertainment and make driving more convenient. these include
an integrated UsB/auxiliary jack for your MP3 player,9 siriusxM satellite
radio10 and available features such as push-button start with smart Key
remote,* a voice-command navigation system7 with real-time highway
conditions from siriusxM traffic™*10 and Bluetooth® wireless technology.*2
powEr SUnroof*
USB/aUxiliary JacK for
hEatEd lEathEr SEatS*
navigation SyStEm*
the sx offers an available
mp3 aUdio playErS
to enhance your comfort
voice-command navigation7
tinted sunroof so you can
an integrated UsB/auxiliary
during cold weather, the sx is
available on the sx includes a
enjoy plenty of fresh air. it
jack lets you listen to your
available with heated driver’s
color touch screen and real-
has a tilt-and-slide design for
favorite tunes right from your
and front passenger’s seats
time highway conditions from
convenient operation.
own music library.9
with leather trim.
siriusxM traffic.™10
pUSh-BUtton Start*
powEr-folding mirrorS*
SiriUSxm SatEllitE radio
Bluetooth® wirElESS tEchnology*
the available smart Key remote
available power-folding side
Get over 130 channels, including
available Bluetooth®2 wireless technology
lets you start or stop the engine
mirrors let you conveniently
100% commercial-free music,
allows you to enjoy convenient, hands-free
with the push of a button —
tuck the mirrors in close to the
plus all your favorite sports,
use of your compatible cell phone.
even with the key fob in your
vehicle’s body for easy parking
news, talk and entertainment.10
pocket or purse.
in a garage or in tight spaces.
2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, * see Features and specifications pages for availability and endnotes. *not all optional features are available on all trims. †simulated screen. RiO 5-DOOR sx sHOWn.
Take charge wherever you go. The all-new Rio 5-door is designed to
deliver spirited performance combined with remarkable fuel efficiency.1
It features a Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine with outstanding
horsepower and an available 6-speed automatic transmission that
enhances fuel efficiency.1 For even sportier performance, the Rio SX
features a sport-tuned suspension and 17-inch alloy wheels.
1, * See Features and Specifications pages for availability and endnote. *Not all optional features are available on all trims. RIO 5-door SX SHOWN.
performance and efficiency
Rio’s 1.6L, 4-cylinder Gasoline
Direct Injection (GDI) engine
delivers 138 horsepower plus
exceptional fuel efficiency of
30 mpg city/40 mpg highway.1
advanced engineering
The GDI engine’s advanced tech-
nology includes dual Continuously
Variable Valve Timing (CVVT).
CVVT automatically adjusts valve
timing for increased power and
improved fuel efficiency.1
Optimized performance
Automatic transmission models
have an Active Eco System. With
a push of the eco button, it adjusts
the engine and transmission to
optimize fuel efficiency.1
smooth and precise hanDling
The Rio’s MacPherson-strut front-
suspension system is tuned for a
remarkably smooth and comfort-
able ride. The SX features sleek
17-inch alloy wheels, complemented
by a sport-tuned suspension
and low-profile tires for precise,
sporty handling.
Prepared for the unexpected. Rio 5-door’s active safety systems are engineered to help you
avoid accidents,† and its passive systems are designed to help minimize injuries when they
are unavoidable. Dual front airbags, front-seat-mounted side airbags and side curtain air-
bags for both front and rear seating positions are managed by an advanced sensor system.11
Front seat-belt pretensioners have been designed to tighten the seat belts in the event of
certain collisions, helping to reduce the likelihood of injuries. Rio wraps all of this — and you
— in a protective, high-strength steel-reinforced body that uses a “halo” construction design.
without Esc
Electronic stability
control
ESC monitors your vehicle’s
with esc
response during emergency
maneuvers. It then controls
the engine and brakes to
help keep your Rio on course.
Anti-Lock brakes
Electronic Brake-
Vehicle stability
Hill-Start assist control
ABS is the foundation of
force distribution
management system
To help keep you from rolling
an active safety system. It
To help maintain more
VSM adds steering direction
backward when starting off
helps provide greater vehicle
consistent braking as vehicle
control capability, intervening
on a steep hill, HAC auto-
control when stopping in
loads and weight distribution
when appropriate to further
matically holds the brake
difficult conditions like wet
change, EBD adjusts the
stabilize the vehicle. It helps the
pressure for two seconds
or slippery roads.
front-to-rear balance of
driver regain control and return
after you take your foot off
brake pressure.
the vehicle to its intended path.
the brake pedal.
11, 12 See Specifications page for endnotes. †No system, no matter how advanced, can prevent all accidents. Always drive safely at a reasonable speed. RIO 5-door SX with premium package SHOWN.
Airbag & Seat-belt
Front Seat-belt
Reinforced body
tire-pressure
LATCH system
sensors
pretensioners
A “halo” construction design
monitoring system
The standardized LATCH
This advanced system mon-
Pretensioners have been
includes a safety hoop for the
This system includes air-
(Lower Anchors and Tethers
itors the severity of an impact,
designed to tighten the seat
center pillar and high-strength
pressure sensors located at
for Children) system makes
the presence of a front
belts in the event of certain
roof rail. The center roof rail,
each wheel. If a tire reaches a
it easier to securely install a
passenger and seat-belt use,
collisions. This helps to reduce
side sill and seat members are
specified low air pressure, a
compatible child seat in the
and then controls airbag
the likelihood of injuries.
also reinforced to help protect
warning light will alert you.12
two ends of the rear seat.
inflation accordingly.11
in case of a side collision.
A passion for excellence. For decades, Kia Motors has focused on building vehicles that reflect
a commitment to quality, durability and product innovation. Today, we offer models to suit most
every driving need. The value found in every Kia vehicle has been widely recognized, and Kia
Motors has been one of the fastest-growing automotive brands in America for the past five years.13
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See our award-winning
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packages, accessories and
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ing grounds worldwide. The
Toyota.14 In fact, Kia has
more. Experience 360! views,
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recently outsold Lexus, Subaru,
or find which of our 700-plus
America — a commitment that is sure to grow and strengthen in the years ahead.
with world-class quality.
Volkswagen and Mazda.15
retailers is nearest to you.
†Assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.  3, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 See Specifications page for endnotes.
18
Industry-Leading Warranty program
At Kia Motors America, we believe peace of mind should come standard with every vehicle
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we make. That’s why we back every model with an industry-leading warranty program.3
PARTNER
• 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty
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• 5-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty
17
• 5-year/100,000-mile limited anti-perforation warranty
• 5-year/60,000-mile 24-hour roadside assistance16
colors
Features
ExtErior
ExtErior
SEAtiNg & trim
15" tires w/steel wheel covers
1
1
cloth seat trim
1
15" tires w/alloy wheels
Premium cloth seat trim
!
1
1
17" tires w/alloy wheels
1
Leather seat trim
!
sport-tuned suspension
6-way adjustable driver’s seat
1
1
1
1
midnight
clEar whitE
BlacK (p)
Bright SilvEr (m)
Body-color exterior door handles
1
1
1
Heated front seats
!
lx: B/BK
lx: B
lx: BK
Black mesh radiator grille
60/40 split-folding rear seat
Ex: B/BK
Ex: B/BK
Ex: B/BK
1
1
1
1
Sx: BK
Sx: BK
Sx: BK
Black mesh radiator grille w/chrome surround
1
1
Leather-wrapped steering wheel/gearshift knob
!
1
Dual body-color heated power mirrors
1
1
1
soft-touch dash
!
1
Outside mirrors w/turn-signal indicators
!
1
Front door padded armrest
1
1
Power-folding outside mirrors
!
1
Metal-paint interior trim
1
1
Rear spoiler
1
1
1
Metal pedals
1
Power sunroof w/tilt
!
Signal rEd (p)
ElEctronic
lx: B
BlUE (pm)
rEStrAiNt & SAfEty SyStEmS
Multi-reflector headlights
1
1
Ex: B/BK
Ex: BK
chEStnUt (pm)
Sx: BK
Sx: BK
Ex: BK
Projection headlights
1
Dual front advanced airbags11
1
1
1
Front fog lights
!
1
Dual front seat-mounted side airbags11
1
1
1
Front LeD accent lights
1
Full-length side curtain airbags11
1
1
1
LeD taillights
1
Front & rear 3-point seat belts
1
1
1
Dual exhaust tips
1
Front seat-belt pretensioners w/force limiters
1
1
1
Front variable intermittent windshield wipers
1
1
1
Height-adjustable front seat-belt anchors
1
1
1
SilvErStonE
Rear window wiper and washer
1
1
1
BEigE (p)
4-wheel disc brakes
1
1
1
Ex: BK
Locking fuel-filler door
1
1
1
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (aBs)
1
1
1
Heated rear glass w/timer
1
1
1
electronic stability control (esc)
1
1
1
iNtErior
iNtErior & CoNvENiENCE
vehicle stability Management (vsM)
1
1
1
electronic Brake-force Distribution (eBD)
1
1
1
UvO in-vehicle infotainment system6
w/rear-camera display4
!
1
Hill-start assist control (Hac)
1
1
1
aM/FM/cD/MP3/siriusxM10 audio system
1
1
1
tire-Pressure Monitoring system (tPMs)12
1
1
1
Four speakers
1
side-impact door beams
1
1
1
Four speakers w/a-pillar-mounted tweeters
1
1
Front & rear crumple zones
1
1
1
UsB/auxiliary input jacks
1
1
1
Lower anchors and tethers for children (LatcH)
1
1
1
B
BlacK lEathEr
BEigE cloth (lx)
BlacK cloth (lx)
(Sx)*
Bluetooth® 2 wireless technology
1
1
Rear child-safety door locks
1
1
1
navigation7 w/siriusxM traffic™10 & rear-camera display
4
!
Push-button start w/smart Key
!
Lx PowEr PACkAgE
steering-wheel-mounted audio buttons
1
Power windows w/driver’s one-touch auto up/down, power door
steering-wheel-mounted audio/Bluetooth® 2
locks w/remote keyless entry
wireless technology/cruise-control buttons
1
1
cruise control
1
1
Ex CoNvENiENCE PACkAgE
supervision meter cluster
BEigE prEmiUm
BlacK prEmiUm
1
15" alloy wheels, UvO in-vehicle infotainment system,6 rear-
cloth (Ex)
cloth (Ex/Sx)
auto-on/off headlights
!
1
camera display,4 auto-on/off headlights, leather-wrapped
steering wheel and gearshift knob, outside mirrors w/turn-signal
Power windows w/driver’s one-touch auto up & down
!
1
1
(M) = MetaLLic Paint, (P) = PeaRL Paint,
indicators, power-folding outside mirrors, front fog lights, dual
Power door locks w/remote keyless entry
!
1
1
illuminated visor vanity mirrors, dual map lights, soft-touch dash
(PM) = PeaRL MetaLLic Paint.
air conditioning
1
1
1
Dual front cup holders
Sx PrEmiUm PACkAgE
1
1
1
inteRiOR cOMBinatiOns aRe inDicateD BY:
tilt steering column
navigation7 w/siriusxM traffic™ 10 (replaces UvO in-vehicle
B = BeiGe inteRiOR, BK = BLacK inteRiOR.
1
infotainment system), push-button start w/smart Key,
tilt & telescopic steering column
1
1
leather seat trim, heated front seats, power sunroof w/tilt
trip computer
1
1
1
center console w/sliding armrest & storage
1
1
Dual map lights
!
1
*OPtiOnaL
Luggage area cover
1
1
1
actUaL veHicLe cOLORs MaY vaRY FROM
Front & rear lower-door-trim bottle holder
1
1
1
PRinteD BROcHURe.
1 stanDaRD
! OPtiOnaL
nOt avaiLaBLe
specifications
ENgiNE
Lx/Ex/Sx
2012 EPA-EStimAtED fUEL ECoNomy19
Lx/Ex/Sx
1.6L, inline 4-cylinder,
(estimated city/Highway MPG)
type
aluminum block & head
Manual transmission
30/40
DOHc, four valves/cylinder,
valve gear
Dual continuously variable
automatic transmission
30/40
valve timing (cvvt)
Fuel tank capacity (gallons)
11.4
Displacement
1,591 cc
compression ratio
11.0:1
Horsepower (sae net)
138 hp @ 6,300 rpm
ENDNotES:
torque (sae net)
123 lb.-ft. @ 4,850 rpm
1 Refer to specifications above for 2012 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage may vary.
Fuel system
Gasoline Direct injection (GDi)
6-speed manual (Lx)
2
A compatible Bluetooth® wireless technology enabled cell phone s required to use Bluetooth® wireless
transmission
electronically controlled
technology. The streaming audio function may not be supported in all Bluetooth® wireless technology
6-speed automatic, overdrive (ex/sx)
enabled cell phones. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by
Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks is pursuant to license. Other trademarks and trade
DimENSioNS
Lx/Ex/Sx
names are those of their respective owners.
3
The Kia 10-year/100,000-mile warranty program ncludes various warranties and roadside assistance.
Wheelbase
101.2 in.
Warranties include powertrain and basic. All warranties and roadside assistance are limited. See retailer
track (front/rear)
59.9 in./60.0 in.
for warranty details or go to kia.com.
Length
159.3 in.
4 The ear-camera display is not a substitute for proper and safe backing-up procedures. The rear-camera
Width
67.7 in.
display may not display every object behind he vehicle. A ways drive safely and use caution when
Height
57.3 in.
backing up.
Ground clearance
5.5 in.
5
All cargo should be evenly distributed and properly secured, and never piled higher than the seatback.
Photographs for spatial reference only.
Legroom (front/rear)
43.8 in./31.1 in.
Headroom (front/rear)
40.0 in./37.6 in.
6 Warning: Driving while d stracted can esult in a oss of vehicle control that may ead to an accident, severe
personal injury, and death. The driver’s primary responsibility is in he safe and egal operation of a vehicle,
shoulder room (front/rear)
53.1 in./52.1 in.
and use of any handheld devices, other equipment, or vehicle ystems which ake the driver’s eyes, atten-
Hip room (front/rear)
52.1 in./51.2 in.
tion and focus away from the safe operation of a vehicle or which are not permissible by law should never
Passenger volume
88.4 cu. ft.
be used during operation of the vehicle. Actual product may vary n appearance from photographs. See
etailer for details.
cargo volume (rear seat up)
15.0 cu. ft.
7
Navigation not available with UVO system.
8
M crosoft® and Windows® are registered trademarks of Microsoft® Corporation n the nited States and/or
CUrB wEigHt
1.6L i4
other countries.
Manual transmission
2,410 lbs.
Kia accessory cable required for iPod® connectivity. Cable and iPod® mobile digital device sold
automatic transmission
2,483 lbs.
separately. iPod® s a registered trademark of Apple nc.
10
Sirius services require subscriptions, sold separately after 3-month trial included with vehicle purchase/
ease. Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement at www.siriusxm.com. If you decide to
BoDy & CHASSiS
Lx/Ex/Sx
continue your Sirius service at the end of your complimentary trial, the plan you choose will automati-
Body type
steel unibody
cally renew and bill at then-current rates until you call Sirius at 888-539-7474 to cancel. Sirius U.S. Satellite
Front suspension
MacPherson type w/gas shock absorbers
service available only to hose a east 18 years of age n the 48 contiguous United States, D C. and PR.
Rear suspension
coupled torsion beam axle w/gas shock absorbers
Go o www.siriusxm.com/traffic for available coverage. ©2011 SiriusXM Radio nc. Sirius, XM and a l
elated marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio nc.
steering type
Rack & pinion, electric Power steering
11
For maximum protection, always wear your seat belt.
turns, lock-to-lock
2.8
12 Even with the Tire-Pressure Monitoring System, always check your tire pressure on a regular basis.
turning circle, curb-to-curb
33.5 ft. (Lx/ex), 34.5 ft. (sx)
13
Based on comparison of 12-month retail sales from June 2006 to June 2011 of a l
.S. automotive brands
and 5-year average sales growth.
BrAkES
Lx/Ex
Sx
4 Source: Automotive News Data Center.
Power-assisted, aBs +
Power-assisted, aBs +
type
15 Based on total U.S. light-vehicle sales, January 2010 to June 2011.
electronic stability control
electronic stability control
Front
10.1 in. ventilated discs
11.0 in. ventilated discs
6 24-hour Roadside Assistance is a service plan provided by Kia Motors America, Inc. and s limited.
See retailer or kia.com for details.
Rear
10.3 in. solid discs
10.3 in. solid discs
17
NBA Identifications are the ntellectual properties of NBA Properties, nc. ©2011 NBA Properties, nc.
All rights reserved.
tirES
Lx/Ex
Sx
18 Kia Design Center, a division of Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI).
type
185/65R15
205/45R17
19 Actual mileage may vary.
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