The 2008 Kia Rio and Rio5 have been named to
GAYOT.com's "Top 10 Best Small Cars." GAYOT.com was impressed with the
vehicles' fuel efficiency, standard safety features, extensive warranty
and low starting price.
"Rio and Rio5 are the vehicles of choice in
today's car-buying market as fuel prices hit record highs and budgets
become increasingly tighter," said Tom Loveless, vice president, sales
of Kia Motors America (KMA). "However fuel efficiency does not mean
style and substance need to be sacrificed, as Kia's sub-compact
offerings prove by providing consumers with a sporty, stylish option
packed with standard features, an extensive warranty and budget-minded
According to GAYOT.com,
vehicles that are "quality built with high feature content and loads of
character" were selected as top choices. The site also notes Rio's
starting price of $10,890 ranks the sedan among the most
budget-friendly cars on the market and added that its comprehensive
warranty and safety features "further sweeten the deal." Rio's nimble
engine, which produces more horsepower than segment rivals Honda Fit
and Toyota Yaris, and responsive handling were also praised.
Korean-built sedan may be inexpensive, but it doesn't skimp on
protecting its passengers," according to the GAYOT.com review. "For a
starter vehicle in urban settings, this vehicle is a bargain."
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