Last post on Nov 02, 2011 at 7:55 AM
You are in the Kia Rio
What is this discussion about?
May 09, 2011 (11:09 pm)
there was a time that I fancied owning my own 2006 Kia Rio5. Has she treated you well? Obviously well enough ta buy another Kia product, eh?
2012 Kia Rio hatchback in that famously famous CREAM COLOR that
iluvmysephia1 la-la-loves! YES! Bring it on South Korean dudes!!!!
Or is this simply some sort of Kia white color (come on white isn't a color!!) and not the "cream" white that I might just think I'm seeing? Can anyone splane it fer us?
Whoo-hoo! Get revved up and get excited about something Edmunds members!
SCHWEET-this is the only rig out there that could entice me back to owning a Kia product again
I think I want one of my own. phill1 are you going for the 5-speed stick for your '12 Kia Rio HB? I would think the 5-speed stick would be mandatory.
Host-I would think we could drop the ?-mark and The Centurions at the end of this thread, too, as Kia has confirmed this business with this Rio hatch and a sedan with a similar FE as this, so it's a done deal. I vote fer droppin' the question mark.
#19 of 89 2012 Kia Rio5 SX
May 10, 2011 (4:08 am)
First of all, the 2012 Kia Rio Sedan or Rio5 Hatchback is only available in a 6 speed manual transmission I believe or 6 speed automatic. Secondly, the color shown is probably not accurate but an artist rendering. I hope they make available a really nice "expensive" soft/off white colour like Hyundai offers on its Tucson SUV. I personally hate drab Oxford White. Looks cheap like your driving a utility vehicle. I`m myself am not crazy about Kia`s Cream colour either. Sure, its soft but does not look expensive, looks like an old color that Chrysler put on its PT Cruiser and its Chrysler 300. Hope they have a nice light Sea Foam Green or Frosted Glass like Ford is offering on its 2012 Focus. I`m so tired of Black, both Graphite and Silver Grey, and Pure Oxford White. And IMO opinion, you can kill off Shocking Yellow and Anti-Freeze (Apple) Green too unless your under 21 years of age! The 2006 KIa Rio 5 has been an excellent vehicle and with it 5 year 60 K bumper to bumper warranty has cost very little except for usually maintenance and tire/brake replacement. Just 2 lower seat cushion air bag sensors requiring the entire seat cushion being repaced (under warranty) and 2 electrical engine coil replacements $300. One under warranty and one paid out of pocket. All in all, great car.
#20 of 89 Thanks for the Kia ownership update...
May 10, 2011 (10:00 pm)
I going for the 2012 Kia Rio5 Hatchback in the Fall when it finally gets launched and retiring my 2006 Kia Rio5 Hatchback that I`ve owned almost 6 years with 67K mileage. Time for a new one!
Wow, your 2006 Kia Rio5 HB only had 67K after 6 years! Our 2001 Kia Sportage 4X4, purchased on Sept.29, 2001, and traded in on our 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS on March 21, 2007, had about 130,000 miles on it when put in for the Lancer GTS. And a lot of those were gentle highway miles, yes, but nonetheless they were miles. Avondale Mitsubishi of Avondale, AZ, just a few miles west of Phoenix, gave us great trade-in value on our '01 Sportage 4X4, making the '08 Lancer GTS deal really happen for us.
Yeah, the '13 Lancer GTS Hybrid (or standard ICE Lancer GTS for 2013), the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the 2013 Kia Rio Hatchback are my finalists for futures purchasing for 2013. Of course, I always start by saying that I would want a stick, but in reality, our '08 Lancer GTS has an automatic CVT transmission and we are enjoying it just fine. My son and I are the only people that drive it, I recently just purchased 2 Hankook 215 45R18's for it from Discount Tire in Hayden, ID. Good tires-the new ones went on the back per Discount Tire policy and the 2 older Pirelli's went up to the front. Drives and behaves better now. After another oil change or two I'll want to take a look at the disc brake pads and maybe have brakes done.
Been a great rig, the '08 Lancer GTS. But I will take a good, hard look at the 2013 Kia Rio HB in off-white or cream or polar white (polar white would not be my top choice, indeed) and take one no doubt for a spin here in northern Idaho. 6-speed manual would be preferable over the 6-speed automatic.
#21 of 89 2012 or 2013 Model Vehicles?
May 11, 2011 (4:03 am)
You got me confused, you kept making reference to a 2013 Lancer GTS Hybrid or 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander and a 2013 Rio Rio5 Hatchback? I was referring to the upcoming 2012 Kia Rio5 coming out this fall, Sept/Oct 2011. As far as tires go, I ALWAYS replace all 4 at the same time with the same brand,model, and size. Miss matched tires always cause vibration, road noise caused by different tire tread design.
May 13, 2011 (5:14 am)
that's just because 2013 is when I'm gonna start looking in earnest for a new rig. Maybe. The '08 Lancer GTS just passed 70,000 miles. We're probly set for years still without needing ta buy a new rig.
At $200 a pop I decided two was going to do for tires a couple of weeks ago. There is some definite tire whine going on but not that bad. I'll watch the situation like a hawk, though.
#23 of 89 2012 Kia Rio5 Launch Date
Jun 02, 2011 (1:42 pm)
Just got a reply from a Kia Motors America "Media" Spokesman about option packages, colors,and prices. Said that might be released sometime this Summer, July-Sept. As of now, (subject to change) they are looking at a Launch date of LATE Oct. 2011. Might have to jump on the new 2012 Ford Focus, not sure if I have the patience to wait that long. As far as its sibling, the new 2012 Hyundai Accent, I`ll pass on that one for sure and might consider the Elantra if I don`t go for another Hatchback.
Jun 03, 2011 (10:31 pm)
so we're lookin' at July-August-September 2011 until we find out if Kia is going to offer that creamy off-white color I am digging so much on it?
2012 Kia Rio hatchback in creamy off-white
that iluvmysephia1 likes so much
As of now, (subject to change) they are looking at a Launch date of LATE Oct. 2011. Might have to jump on the new 2012 Ford Focus, not sure if I have the patience to wait that long. As far as its sibling, the new 2012 Hyundai Accent, I`ll pass on that one for sure and might consider the Elantra if I don`t go for another Hatchback.
All-righty, then. Hey, phill1...the new 2012 Ford Focus is worthy of our rapt attention, it really is. I have liked that car since I first saw're it. Really. I have.
#25 of 89 Re: phill1... [iluvmysephia1]
Jun 04, 2011 (4:08 am)
I`m really confused. You posted your not going to be in the market for a new vehicle for a few years and your quite (excited) if that cream color, Dune Sand will be offered? In several years, even if it is offered in 2012, it probably won`t be offered when your ready to purchase. Perhaps you will then be looking to find and purchase one used, I guess. I actually don`t like that cream color at all. Its on the Kia Soul and a lot of Chrysler products and it just looks old to me. Its not a rich soft elegant white, but an odd yellowish, light tan/beige, IMO.
#26 of 89 Re: phill1... [iluvmysephia1]
Jun 04, 2011 (4:14 am)
And by the way, the artist picture depicting the new 2012 Kia Rio5 Hatchback is (not) a rendering of that cream color Dune Sand. It looks completely different, more like some kind of beige or off white. I do like the color thats depicted in the posting.
#27 of 89 2012 Rio 5 vs 2012 Accent Hatchback (Canadian)
Jul 14, 2011 (9:06 am)
Rio – LX, LX+, LX ECO; EX, EX+, EX Luxury
Accent – L, GL, GLS
15” wheels standard (vs 14” L, GL)
alloys available in 15” LX-E, 16” EX and 17” EX-L (vs 16” GLS)
electric assist power steering (vs MDPS)
heated and powers mirrors standard (vs std on GL, GLS)
turn signals in door mirrors standard on EX series (vs GLS)
power folder mirrors std on EX-L (n/a on Accent)
fog lights std on LX+ (vs GLS)
automatic headlights std EX series (n/a on Accent)
rain sensing windshield std on EX-L (n/a on Accent)
twin-tip exhaust std on EX-L (n/a on Accent)
power moonroof std on EX series (vs GLS)
heated seats std on LX+ and EX series (vs GLS)
heated steering wheel std on EX-L (n/a on Accent)
leather seats std on EX-L (n/a on Accent)
centre console armrest standard (GL, GLS)
manual a/c std on LX+ and EX series (vs GL, GLS)
auto climate control standard on EX-L (n/a on Accent)
cruise control std on LX+ and EX series (vs GL, GLS)
ISG – idle stop and Go system std LX ECO (n/a on Accent)
push button ignition with smart key std EX-L (n/a on Accent)
steering wheel audio control standard (vs GL, GLS)
satellite radio standard (vs GLS)
Bluetooth hands free std LX+ and EX series (vs GLS)
UVO infotainment opt EX, std EX-L (n/a on Accent)
rear view camera opt EX, std EX-L (n/a on Accent)
telescopic steering std on EX series (n/a on Accent)
dual illuminated visor mirrors standard (n/a on Accent)
cooling glove box std on EX-L (n/a on Accent)
I have the feature specifications for the Canadian Rio 5, but no prices yet. Any questions just fire away.