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Kia Rio Recognized for Best Certified Pre-Owned Value in America

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The fun and sporty Kia Rio has been recognized for its incredible value and named a 2021 Vincentric “Best Certified Pre-Owned Value in America” in the Subcompact rankings. The Rio effortlessly outperformed the other seven competitors in the segment to take home the title. On average, ownership of the Rio costs 2.8% lower than expected among its segment, making the Rio an affordable CPO option for shoppers across Tampa Bay.  

The Kia brand’s commitment to providing shoppers with reliable vehicles that are built for the long run is evident in its range of Certified Pre-Owned models. Let’s see what goes into becoming a CPO vehicle with this Certified Pre-Owned Kia vehicle checklist and learn more about the Kia Rio being recognized as a Best Certified Pre-Owned Value in America.  

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Vincentric Certified Pre-Owned Award Winners 

So, we’ve said that the Kia Rio has taken home an award from this year’s Vincentric Certified Pre-Owned Awards, but we haven’t said exactly what Vincentric is. Vincentric analyzes cost-of-ownership data among the automotive industry to measure the impact of depreciation, fees & taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs on ownership. When analyzing CPO vehicles for this year’s awards, Vincentric took into account brand-specific certified pre-owned warranty offers, mileage requirements, and other factors.  

“The Kia Rio had a best-in-class performance in the 2021 Vincentric Best CPO Value in America Awards, helped by its low maintenance and repair costs,” said David Wurster, President of Vincentric.  “The Rio proved its strong CPO value by outperforming its competitors in the Subcompact segment, making it a smart choice for consumers.” 

What is a Certified Pre-Owned Kia? 

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The Kia Motors America CPO program is designed to name used vehicles that will offer drivers a like-new vehicle experience. In order to qualify for the Certified Pre-Owned Program, a Kia vehicle must pass a series of requirements on the CPO checklist. Whether you choose to get behind the wheel of a sporty Certified Pre-Owned Rio, Sedona, Telluride, or other Kia vehicle, you can be sure it will meet the following CPO criteria: 

  • Kia vehicle must be five years old or newer 
  • Kia vehicle must have no more than 60,000 miles on the odometer 
  • Kia vehicle must pass a 164-point Quality Assurance inspection performed by certified Kia technicians 

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You can find your next award-winning, pre-owned Kia Rio vehicle here at Friendly Kia in Tampa Bay. Visit our used online inventory to find your perfect match today.