2012 Kia Rio Sedan starts at $14.150 image

The South Korean based automaker Kia has announced the price list for the 2012 Rio sedan and the vehicle is being offered in three trim levels, the LX, the EX and the SX, where the entry-level version has been priced at 14.150 USD.

According to the car manufacturer, all the versions of the Rio are powered by the 1.6 liter gasoline direct injection GDI four-cylinder engine which is developing a total output of 138 horsepower while returning up to 40 mpg in highway fuel economy. The Rio is the first non-hybrid and non-luxury vehicle which is incorporating the Idle Stop and Go technology improving the fuel consumption.

Kia says that the entry-level LX has been priced at 14.150 USD, including $750 destination charge, and the vehicle is coming equipped with the six-speed manual transmission, along with some extra features compared to its predecessor.

For the LX sedan with a six-speed automatic transmission you will have to pay 15.250 USD ($750 destination charge included) while the top-of-the-line SX starts at 17.500 USD and comes with standard metal pedals, LED front accents lights and taillights, power-folding outside mirrors, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and UVO powered by Microsoft 4 voice-activated infotainment system with rear camera display.

The 2012 Rio sedan is better equipped than its predecessor and Kia is now offering standard features like air conditioning, electric power steering, AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with USB and auxiliary ports, SiriusXM satellite radio, ESC, four-wheel ABS, Hill-Start Assist Control and Vehicle Stability Management.