Re: CleanMPG Previews the 2012 Kia Rio 5-Door Hatch
I am a big fan of the Rio and Kia's hybrid drive system but am not nearly as enthusiastic about ISG. Or the brand new Start/Stop systems in the BMWs either for that matter. It is an expensive key turner with a more robust battery and starter yet sounds like any other starter when spinning over. It would get tiresome pretty quickly in a heavy stop and crawl.
Charting the Changes – 2013 Kia Rio 5-door hatch
For 2013, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters have been added as standard equipment to the SX trim. In addition, a standard under-floor cargo tray has been added to EX and SX models. This change is said to improve the cargo areas appearance, provides a flatter load floor with hidden storage and reduces noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels.
On the pricing front, each trim of the Rio 5-door has increased by $200 USD while the destination charge has remained the same at $750.
2013 Rio 5-Door MSRP:
LX 1.6L GDI I4 6 M/T $13,800
LX 1.6L GDI I4 6 A/T $14,900
EX 1.6L GDI I4 6 A/T $16,700
SX 1.6L GDI I4 6 A/T $17,900
Some Option prices have changed a small amount for 2013.
The Power Package for the LX trim remains the same at $1,000.
The Convenience Package for the EX has increased by $150 to $1,150.
Eco Package for the EX (requires the Convenience package) has stayed the same at $400 although it was never offered on the 2012 Rio models.
The Premium Package for the SX has increased by $150 to $2,350