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Kia Rio 2012

The 2012 Kia Rio range of configurations is currently priced from $5,999. Our most recent review of the 2016 Kia Rio resulted in a score of 8 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Kia Rio: Many will still have active warranty, Roomier than previous model, Good safety gear

The 2012 Kia Rio carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1150 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Kia Rio 2012 Price and Specs

The Kia Rio 2012 is currently available from $5,999 for the Rio S up to $10,999 for the Rio SLi.

Pricing guides

$9,100
Based on 94 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$5,999
Highest Price
$10,999
Kia Rio Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
S Hatchback 1.4L ULP 6 SP MAN $5,999 $9,995
Si Hatchback 1.6L ULP 6 SP AUTO $7,900 $10,999
Si Hatchback 1.6L ULP 6 SP MAN $6,000 $10,950
SLi Hatchback 1.6L ULP 6 SP AUTO $9,990 $10,999
Si Sedan 1.6L ULP 6 SP AUTO $7,900 $10,999
Si Sedan 1.6L ULP 6 SP MAN $6,000 $10,950
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Kia Rio 2012 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Kia Rio here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • High tyre wear on a Rio

    It's likely to have Nexen tyres, which are the poorest of the Korean tyres we have tested. In that case, the wear is down to poor quality tyres. You will get nowhere with Kia as tyres are always wear-and-tear items and outside warranty.

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  • Replacing a Cruze?

    I would go for an i30. It's a former Carsguide Car of the Year and you will get a car with the remainder of the five-year warranty

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  • 2012 Kia Rio steering lock

    You clearly don't trust the dealer, so you could contact Kia and ask them to have one of their technical representatives check the car over for you to assure you that it has been fixed. That could be difficult given that the case is now before the consumer affairs tribunal, so it's perhaps best in the circumstances that you either borrow a car or hire one until the case is settled.

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Kia Rio 2012 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2012 Kia Rio is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Kia Rio currently offers fuel consumption from 5.5 to 6.3L/100km. The Kia Rio is available with the following fuel type: ULP.

Kia Rio Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
S Hatchback 1.4L,ULP,6 SP MAN 5.6L/100km
S Hatchback 1.4L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 6.1L/100km
Si Sedan 1.6L,ULP,6 SP MAN 5.7L/100km
Si Sedan 1.6L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 6.3L/100km
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Kia Rio 2012 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2012 Kia Rio are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1720mm x 1455mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Kia Rio 2012 Dimensions  include 1455mm height, 1720mm width, 4045mm length.
Kia Rio Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
S Hatchback 1455x1720x4045 mm 140 mm
Si Hatchback 1455x1720x4045 mm 140 mm
SLi Hatchback 1455x1720x4045 mm 140 mm
SLS Hatchback 1455x1720x4045 mm 140 mm
Si Sedan 1455x1720x4365 mm 140 mm
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Kia Rio 2012 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2012 Kia Rio will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Kia Rio vary from 15x5.5 inches to 17x6.5 inches.

Kia Rio Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
S Hatchback 185x65 R15 15x5.5 inches 185x65 R15 15x5.5 inches
Si Hatchback 195x55 R16 16x6 inches 195x55 R16 16x6 inches
SLi Hatchback 205x45 R17 17x6.5 inches 205x45 R17 17x6.5 inches
SLS Hatchback 205x45 R17 17x6.5 inches 205x45 R17 17x6.5 inches
Si Sedan 195x55 R16 16x6 inches 195x55 R16 16x6 inches
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Kia Rio 2012 Towing capacity

The Kia Rio’s towing capacity ranges from 850kg to 1150kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Kia Rio Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
S Hatchback 1.4L,ULP,6 SP MAN 850kg
S Hatchback 1.4L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1050kg
S Hatchback 1.4L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 850kg
Si Hatchback 1.6L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1150kg
Si Sedan 1.6L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1150kg
Si Sedan 1.6L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1150kg
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