For The Kia Rio feels impressively grown up for a supermini, thanks to its spacious, stylish interior. It’s good value, too.
Against Long gearing hampers flexibility and the car is nowhere near as comfortable or as agile as a Ford Fiesta.
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The Kia Rio is a decent supermini that has value on its side. Anyone looking for a car of this type should give it a look.
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There are 21 Kia Rio versions available
Target Price team says:
The Rio is worthy of comparison with the best cars in the supermini class. True, it’s not as fun to drive as a Fiesta, and it’s not as plush as a VW Polo, but it does impressively well on both fronts.
The Rio range has four engines to choose from, but our favourite of the ones we’ve driven so far is the 1.4-litre petrol. On the trim front, we’d recommend either 1 Air trim, which provides the basics plus air-conditioning, or 2 trim, which adds lots more luxury goodies at a reasonable price.
Reader test team says:
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