2012 Kia Rio SX Sedan Road Test and Review
Kia's No-Compromise Subcompact
2012 Kia Rio SX Review: What Is It
Despite the added practicality of hatchbacks, sedans are still more popular in the United States, so it made sense that Kia Motors continued to offer its subcompact Rio in both body styles for its third-generation design. The only surprise was that the 2012 Kia Rio sedan was launched months after the hatchback model, but after our weeklong road test and review of the four-door Rio, we're happy to report that it was definitely worth the wait. Last year, we had the chance to take a quick spin in the all-new 2012 Kia Rio hatchback for our first drive review, and now we were able to put some serious miles on a 2012 Kia Rio SX Sedan during a lengthy road trip. Aimed primarily toward first-time car buyers and empty nesters, the new Kia Rio Sedan raises the bar even higher for competitors in the subcompact segment.