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Kia Rio And Rondo Named 2010 Consumer Guide® Automotive Recommended Vehicles

  • Rondo comparison in a midsize difficulty for build peculiarity as good as newcomer and load room

    IRVINE, Calif., Jan 28, 2010 Kia Motors America (KMA) currently announced a renouned subcompact and midsize CUV, a 2010 Rio and Rondo, have been comparison as 2010 Consumer Guide Automotive Recommended Vehicles. Consumer Guide Automotive, a heading online consumer-focused and devoted apparatus for lawful and pattern reports on new and used vehicles, comparison both vehicles for their offerings of quality, comfort, duty and value.

    Receiving a 2010 Consumer Guide Automotive Recommended Vehicle nomination is a reverence to a ongoing expansion and continued alleviation of a Kia brand, pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp president, marketing, KMA. This eminence from such a devoted automotive apparatus reinforces to consumers a joining to providing a tip peculiarity vehicles infused with good design, value, reserve features, application and practicality.

    Consumer Guide Automotive editors reviewed and comparison a tip vehicles opposite 18 automobile categories, including Subcompact Car, Compact Car, Premium Compact Car, Midsize Car, Premium Midsize Car, Large Car, Premium Large Car, Sporty/Performance Car, Premium Sporty/Performance Car, Compact SUV, Premium Compact SUV, Midsize SUV, Premium Midsize SUV, Large SUV, Premium Large SUV, Compact Pickup, Large Pickup and Minivan. For some-more than 40 years Consumer Guide has been lenient buyers to emporium with certainty and receives 2.6 million singular visitors any month.

    With 5 trims to select from, a Rio line is mostly remarkable for a tiny footprint, atmospheric interior, sparkling doing and considerable fuel economy. When interconnected with a primer transmission, a 1.6-liter four-cylinder produces 27/32 mpg (city/highway), while a same engine, when corresponding to a automatic, outputs 25/35 mpg. Rio also comforts a customary EcoMinder indicator light on all involuntary models, that illuminates when a automobile has reached best fuel efficiency, assisting drivers expostulate in a many fuel-efficient demeanour possible. Rio offers character coherence for a fun and spare with full body-color bumpers, a revised tabbed grille that matches a new demeanour of Kia, black bezel headlamps, body-color side moldings and a stylish unprotected empty opening all customary comforts that serve supplement to a lissome appearance. Hands-free Bluetooth1 wireless record connectivity, involuntary journey control and side mirrors with integrated spin signals are charity on all LX and SX trims, serve enhancing a character and altogether appeal. The Rio comforts a starting cost of underneath $12,0002.

    Rondo offers consumers countless amenities, able doing and considerable customary preference and reserve comforts while progressing a starting cost of underneath $18,0002. The midsize CUV includes customary seating for 7 passengers with 3 rows of seating, charity a same accumulation of seating arrangements as a full-size SUV or minivan but a bulk or low fuel economy. In line with modernized styling cues, Rondo now comforts a serve of customary side-view mirrors with integrated spin signals and a customary EcoMinder indicator. A fill-in camera also is accessible as partial of a Premium Package, that assists drivers in avoiding certain objects behind a automobile while reversing.

    Kia Product Line

    Kia Motors is in a midst of a dramatic, design-led transformation, that has been delivering boldly styled vehicles in several critical segments during accurately a right time, contributing to a brands continued gains in U.S. marketplace share. The automobile line comforts a stylish Forte compress sedan and all-new two-door Forte Koup, a rarely personalizable Soul, organic Rondo CUV, award-winning Sedona minivan, eloquent Optima midsize sedan and versatile nonetheless fuel-efficient Rio and Rio5 subcompacts. The launch of a all-new 2011 Sorento CUV, a central automobile of a NBA and a initial automobile to be built during Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG)3, Kias initial U.S.-based production comforts in West Point, Georgia, serve enhances a lineup..

    About Kia Motors America

    Kia Motors America (KMA) is a selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 670 dealers via a United States. For 2009, KMA accessible a 15th uninterrupted year of increasing U.S. marketplace share and recently achieved a best entertain of sales ever. Kia Motors subscribes to a truth of building high value, high quality, protected and energetic vehicles. Kia Motors prides itself on producing vehicles that are sparkling and enabling and elicit a Kia tagline “The Power to Surprise.”

    Kia Motors America is a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” Information about Kia Motors America and a full automobile choice is accessible during a Web site For media information, including photography, revisit

    About Consumer Guide Automotive

    Since 1967, Consumer Guide Automotive has published authoritative, pattern reviews of new and used cars and trucks. Focused on creation automobile selling easier and assisting consumers make a best purchasing choice, Consumer Guide’s editors yield professional, unprejudiced evaluations of scarcely 1000 new and used vehicles as good as consultant selling advice, timely underline articles, and judicious automotive editorials. Consumer Guide is formed in Lincolnwood, IL. It is published in imitation by Publications International, Ltd., and online by For some-more information, revisit or hit Tom Appel during [email protected]

    1 The Bluetooth word symbol and logos are purebred trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such outlines by Kia is underneath license.
    2 Price is manufacturers suggested sell cost (MSRP) for bottom model, excludes end and doing charges, taxes, title, license, options and play charges. Actual prices set by dealer.
    3 KMMG vehicles are built with U.S. and globally sourced parts.

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