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.
What Car? says
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:
This is not going to be a long detailed review, whatcar sum it up pretty well. I'm just going to mention my bad bits. Worse bit for any potential…
Just had to 'right' the injustices written in the Whatcar review, which adopts a downbeat tone for this car (whereas the Whatcar write-ups for the…
What can I say! The Wife LOVES this car, and I really like it too! Had it from new in July (nearly 7 months). Not sure why people think the Fiesta is…
I have recently purchased the new Kia Rio. I have had to wait almost 4 months for it all the way from korea, but it definately was worth the wait. I…