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 |  Aug 27 2013, 3:58 PM

Stop/Start is rough, jumpy

2013-Kio-Rio-Eco (7)

While stop/start systems may have originated in luxury cars, the components in place on the Rio Eco certainly did not. The stop half of the stop/start is smooth and quiet, but the start is anything but. When you begin to accelerate, the engine boots up and forces the small car to hop forward. It is an abrupt feeling, which reminds you at every stoplight that it is working.