The 2012 Kia Rio sedan is affordably priced and offers some new tech such as "Idle Stop and Go." It's a feature that is not only good for the environment, but also great for fuel efficiency.

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Now even the baseline Kia Rio offers air conditioning, electric power steering, MP3-capable audio system with USB ports and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

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The Kia Rio SX trim offers upscale features, such as standard metal pedals, LED front accent lights, and LED taillights.

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All three trims of the 2012 Kia Rio offer an estimated 30 mpg city and 40 mpg highway--besting the 2011 Rio that offers 27 mpg city and 36 mpg highway for the four-speed automatic.

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The Rio LX and EX trims both ride on 15-inch wheels, while the SX trim rides on 17-inch wheels.

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The 2012 Kia Rio has an engine that is 29 pounds lighter than those of previous generations and offers improved performance.

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