2012 Kia Rio EX 5-Door HD Video Review

2012 Kia Rio EX 5-Door HD Video Review

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TheOpelkoenjas says:

I just bought mine today, a Rio 1.2i 16V, model “Mind”, manufactured in
April 2013. It’s a second hand one, +- 15.000km, straight from the
dealership who used it as a demo car and in their showroom. It has almost
all the goodies that one can wish for, except for Nav, which is quickly
solved by placing a portable TomTom Nav (or such) and a few other minor
things that aren’t THAT important for/to me. 😉

1° ABS (in case of an emergency stop) << it's probably called different overseas (Belgium here) 2° Adaptive lights 3° 6 airbags 4° Car alarm 5° Automatic aircondition 6° ATC (Automatic Traction Control) 7° Bluetooth 8° On Board Computer 9° Cd/radio (without voice control, mind you, but who cares. I don't.) 10. Central locking 11. Cruise control 12. LED front and back 13. Electric controlled windows front & back 14. ESP (Electronic Stability Program) 15. Electric adjustable outside mirrors 16. Ipod connection/USB/Mp3,.... 17. Isofix (for baby and children seats) 18. Light sensor (LDR) 19. Fog lights 20. Multi functional steering wheel 21. Rear parking sensor 22. Start interruption (in case someone tries to steal it) 23. Spare wheel Those are the main and most important features. It has a few others (adjustable seats, leather steering wheel, chrome finishing touch, and such), but the list could become waaaaay to long. 😉 Pretty good deal, if I may say so myself: €10.995 and got a pretty good deal for my "old" car (October 2011 Toyota IQ with a few very expensive options in it, like fully leather interior, airco,...), which made this car almost free (€5.995 left to pay). Plus still a 6 year full warranty - or 150.000km, depending on what has been reached first - from KIA and 12 years on rust (if any). Yes, I'm happy. Can you tell? :D

Billy Sou says:

Tom – when you compared the Mercedes CLS550 to the older Kia Rio, your hair
was different. You had a military flattop. 

King Jack says:

Reminds a bit of Golf but still unique enough

Kougajin says:

@DrivenCarReviews Great review!

vipstylerida says:

i just bought one yesterday and i love my RIO!!! well actually its for my
wife!!! she loves it also!!!

LeadHammer says:

Looks like the old Seat Leon from the back, and like a drunken sailor with
only two teeth left from the front. But at least now it looks like an
average European car, not like an average Asian car (save for the teeth).

csp91302 says:

Tom – keep up the good work. U are one of the best reviewers out there!

Champion Champ says:

kia soul is extremely ugly, i would not drive that ugly car.

Chiles Russell-Taylor says:

I’ll Take It As An EX! 😀 lol

Driven Car Reviews says:

@Logicsupremacy If there was one…

2Kriss2Kross says:

This car eats the new Yaris and ugly Versa. I would love to see that
Rio-Benz Comparison. Looks like a good laugh! Is there a link?

newfanglejr says:

Typo at 5:13 – otherwise thanks for the review.

Daryl Shook says:

I test drove the Rio a couple of days and I really did like the way it
drives. My only complaint is with the A pillar, I feel like
forward-front/side visibility suffers because of this.

fickmeindreamcacao says:

i wonder how many drivable used cls are available under 20000 dollars…

KymaticaHealth says:

Ron Paul 2012….= NO WW3

Driven Car Reviews says:

@ormand3000 Off the top of my head I believe the AC shuts down. However, I
think I remember them talking about the system is smart enough that if the
cabin temp rises more than a few degrees then ISG switches off. Let me ask
you this- Would one minute at a light with no AC be that big of a deal in
climates like that? I live in Seattle and it isn’t an issue for us.

Eric Lux says:


adrian macias says:

@mx5hong I heard kia isn’t selling as much manuals anymore becuase there
are people who buy manual and don’t know how to drive it, then they break
the car and blame the company for making a bad car

Cole Middleton says:

This car looks really good for a hatch back. I really like the rear view.

vettedude418 says:

ive always wondered about these start stop things when you take off again,
does the starter motor have to crank? that would be quite distracting i
assume theyve found a way to restart the engine without the loud clumsy
cranking of the initial start

Girisgreencrazeiful says:

@DJTEVAdotCOM Uhh just cause they advertise it dosnt mean people wanted it

Mark Atkinson says:

Wow this car has come a long way, checked it out in person and very
impressed with quality and build, yet to drive one.

Cameron Witt says:

I want this for my first Carr.!

Driven Car Reviews says:

@skoshy On the contrary, our family was very attached to our late hamster
and Soul is on my wife’s short list for her next car. And since I do have a
sense of humor, I have to say the hamster commercials are very cool,
especially the second one. Nice to know people are staying to the end…

ormand3000 says:

QUESTION: So when the car is at a full stop and the engine turns off, the
Kia representative mentioned that “bluetooth, rear view camera” work in
electric-mode but does AC still work? I know some cars have the AC shut off
when it goes in such modes, and that wouldn’t work in Austin, much less
Houston or other high humidity/hot climates. Great review 🙂 Did you get a
chance to ride Lime Creek Rd?

Driven Car Reviews says:

@ormand3000 Hoo boy, that’s tough weather. There’s an on/off for ISG, I’ll
revise the written review that leaves out.

BB2009LZ says:

Shame on you…you ran a stop sign at 4:19!


Kia Soul was successful because they spent a crap load of money on
advertisement. Now that the fun is over…the Scion XB is still the
original underdog toaster which styling not as outdated as the Soul.

Fussinated says:

Slow down european worshipper. Any car could be compared to any car. Rio
would be on my short list just because its price and what it offers for
that price, especially regardles what kind it is, if it is against an over
priced car called Mercedes.

quietguy1948 says:

Enjoyed the review…

krakensoup says:

@hikari94122 I checked out your review and now I like it even more! Thanks
for posting!

323alex11 says:

When the motor stops, the pistons and everything remain in certain position
so that once you take ur foot off the brake they can start moving again
without needing the starter motor. It’s quite a nice idea but some cars
have sluggish starts

mx5hong says:

Disappointed with Kia for offering a manual transmission on only the base
model. Tried to build a SX model on their site to my specs but no manual.
Same story with the Soul. On a recent Car & Driver comparison test, the
Hyundai Accent with a manual had much better performance and fuel economy
figures than the Rio5 with automatic.

xaboodx13 says:

يجي كفو والله

ormand3000 says:

@DrivenCarReviews thanks for the reply 🙂 To answer your question, yes
sitting in a car even for 10 seconds without any AC/HVAC would be terrible
in Texas. This summer, we had weeks of triple digit heat and add to that
high humidity, making for an uncomfortable environment without AC. I am all
for engine shutoff in traffic but would hope that there is a way to defeat
it. Sitting in Houston Traffic, for example, could mean minutes at a time
without AC. Thats very much a deal breaker.

fickmeindreamcacao says:

the rear resembles a seat

lightnangles says:

LOL, sarcasm and humor are consistently wasted on a percentage of the
world’s population.

Denis Lara says:

Something’s that I find funny: 1) “no trunk test, remember I am in Texas”
so Texans don’t use toilet paper? 2) KIA Rio was designed in California
while the Chevrolet Sonic was designed in Korea.

Driven Car Reviews says:

Uh… it was kind of a joke.

dannymelesiotv says:

i have a 2013 kia i love itttt =]

MrBuzzialdrin says:

the auto show had optima turbo and the rio…very few lined up to test
drive rio…they dont know the turbo with the fancy wheels is $30K.

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