Research 2012 Kia Rio specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

LX 4dr Sedan Man LX


Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake Type Pwr
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.9
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x 0.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.7

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.3


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.7


Fuel System Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
Engine Type Gas I4
Displacement 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6300

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in) 59.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7
Length, Overall (in) 171.9
Wheelbase (in) 101.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.4

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1
Second Hip Room (in) 51.2
Front Hip Room (in) 52.1
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.4
Second Leg Room (in) 31.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.6


Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29


Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5
Steering Type Electric Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8


Body Style Sedan
Vehicle Name Kia Rio


Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79


Rear Tire Size P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Size
Front Tire Size P185/65R15
Front Tire Order Code


Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)


Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Trans Type 6
Trans Order Code
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.83
Clutch Size (in) 8.2
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.70


EPA Classification Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2403


Spare Wheel Size (in)
Spare Wheel Material
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5

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