There’s a lot to like about the 2012 Kia Rio, including its sharp looks and fun handling. My main complaint are the optimistic fuel consumption estimates, which are nowhere close to what the car is capable of in real-world driving. Read my full Autos.ca review here.
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The mid-cycle refresh is a proven way for an automaker to prop up flagging interest in a car that’s been on the market for three or four years. A nip here, a tuck there and a few new features, perhaps, are good at helping revive interest in an existing design that’s losing traction to newer models in the sales race.
Click here to read my Autos.ca review of the Kia Optima SX. The Optima is a great value no matter what version you choose, but in top-of-the-line SX trim, its turbocharged engine and tighter suspension turn it into a surprisingly sporty four-door. BMW 3 Series drivers won’t defect to Kia dealerships by the thousands or anything, but the Optima SX is a seriously well-made car that proves this company can run with some of the best in the business.