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With a starting price in the $11,000-$13,000 range when new, the Rio was one of the more affordable models on the market and offered a strong alternative to purchasing a used car. Although small in stature, the interior provided plenty of space for four (five if back-seat occupants didn’t mind being crammed together) plus their belongings. The more versatile Rio5 wagon was the hauler of the two and was capable of transporting a considerable amount of gear with the rear seat folded down (although the load floor was not flat).