When the Kia Rio first went on-sale in August 2000, it arrived under the premise that low-cost cars did not have to be dull. Reliable and affordable, the subcompact sedan spent much of its first four years as the lowest priced new vehicle in the U.S. and was the company’s best-selling nameplate in 2001, helping Kia grow in the U.S. market.
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The 2006 Kia Rio /Rio5 ranked highest for initial quality in the sub-compact category in a tie according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Initial Quality Study(SM) (IQS). The annual report, released today, measures 217 vehicle attributes across eight categories, including the driving experience, engine and transmission, and a broad range of quality problem symptoms reported by vehicle owners. "Rio is a class-leading sub-compact vehicle and an excellent example of Kia’s continued (...)