Kia RIO 2003 Sedan

This generation of Kia RIO has been produced from January, 2003 to September, 2005. We can provide information about 4 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Kia is available with two petrol engines with displacement from 1.3 to 1.5 litres and power of from 82 to 108 horsepower. All engines have a timing belt driven camshaft, which requires more frequent service than a timing chain, but replacing timing belt is less expensive, and these engines are generally slightly more fuel efficient and quieter (What is an engine chain and belt?).
The car is available with both manual (3 versions), as well as automatic (1 version) gearbox.

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Kia RIO 2003 sedan average fuel consumption in combined cycle is from 6.7 to 8.3 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Kia RIO 2003 sedan version is Kia Rio 1.3, consuming 6.7 litres of petrol per 100km.
According to user reviews, Kia RIO real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 8 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy. For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Kia RIO modification.

Kia RIO 2003 sedan CO2 emissions are from 158 to 196 grams per kilometer. Kia RIO version with the lowest CO2 emissions is Kia Rio 1.3, which produces 158 grams of CO2 per one kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 11.6 seconds has Kia Rio 1.5 version, conversely the tardiest one is Kia Rio 1.3 reaching this speed only in 14.3 seconds. The maximum top speed is 175 km/h for the 1.5 petrol 97 hp version (Kia Rio 1.5) and the 1.5 petrol 108 hp version (Kia Rio 1.5).

Lenght of Kia RIO is 423 cm, it is medium size car. Kia RIO gross weight is from 1470 to 1500 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 7 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles. Kia RIO trunk space is 326 litres.

This Kia is very cheap for its class - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 1300 €. Below you will find more detailed information about Kia RIO prices and costs.

Kia RIO modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Kia Rio 2003 1.3 Nov 2003 — Sep 2005

Most fuel efficient version

1.3 Petrol 82 HP 6.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Kia Rio 2003 1.5

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 11.6 seconds

1.5 Petrol 97 HP 7.1 l/100km Manual (5)
Kia Rio 2003 1.5 Jan 2003 — Feb 2005

Only version with automatic transmission

1.5 Petrol 97 HP 8.3 l/100km Automatic (4)
Kia Rio 2003 1.5 Jan 2003 — Jan 2005

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 11.6 seconds

1.5 Petrol 108 HP 7.3 l/100km Manual (5)

Kia RIO prices

Kia RIO 2003 - 2005 sedan price in Latvia is from 1200 € to 1400 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Kia RIO price is below average - Kia RIO is approximately for 58 percents cheaper then average sedans of this age (compare sedans 2003 - 2005 prices). The reason of Kia RIO low price could be its poor quality (see below) so we recommend particularly examine the car before purchase and do not choose it only by price.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Kia RIO 2005 price 1200 € 1300 € 1400 €

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Kia RIO reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Kia RIO reliability is more below average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2014 defects were detected in an average of 35.1 percent of Kia RIO of this generation (on average 10 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 30.3%.

Kia RIO reliability and quality

Kia RIO 2003 sedan features (options)

Percentage of Kia RIO with corresponding feature (option)

Metallic paint
50%

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Hyundai Accent 2006 Hyundai Accent 2006 has
  • roomier boot
  • lower fuel consumption for petrol engines
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  • petrol and diesel engines available
  • lower fuel consumption for petrol engines
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Kia RIO 2005 Kia RIO 2005 has
  • petrol and diesel engines available
  • lower fuel consumption
  • fewer faults
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Dacia Logan 2005 Dacia Logan 2005 has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • manual gearbox only
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Skoda Fabia 2001 Skoda Fabia 2001 has
  • lower fuel consumption for petrol engines
  • roomier boot
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Kia RIO reviews

At the moment we dont have reviews about Kia RIO manufactured from 2003 to 2005.
Find below reviews about other generations of Kia RIO.
Kia RIO 2007 Hatchback Petrol 1.6 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2008 (age of car 1 year) Owned for:172`000 kilometers (10 years)
Average fuel consumption: 23.0 litres per 100km (100% urban driving)
Total car rating:
10
   male, age 52
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