Kia Rio Used Car Buyer’s Guide: 2001
Introduced in 2000, as a 2001 model, the Kia Rio came onto the market in one body style, with but one state of trim. Standard features included; a set of 13-inch steel wheels, a temporary spare tire, intermittent windshield wipers, a rear window defogger, a height adjustable drivers seat, front cupholders, front door pockets, a 12V front power outlet, a clock, and a low fuel level warning indicator. The audio system was an AM/FM radio with the buyer’s choice of a CD player or a cassette player.
The 2001 Kia Rio's safety and security suite consisted of a set of front disc/rear drum brakes, a rear center lap belt, electronic brake force distribution, and an emergency interior trunk release.
Options included ABS, air conditioning, alloy wheels, and a tail spoiler.