The Kia Rio is a competent supermini, but it’s pricey, and it doesn’t excel in any particular arearead the full model review
Move up to ‘2’ and you get alloy wheels, leather steering wheel and gear knob, electric rear windows, power-folding door mirrors, a six-speaker stereo with DAB radio, rear parking sensors, cruise control and automatic emergency city braking. It has all the equipment you need but we’d expect a better infotainment system, at least as an option.,
This more powerful four-cylinder engine isn’t much more than the 1.25 and should prove more at home out of town. It’s also the only engine available with an automatic gearbox. It does have the highest carbon emissions of the range with the auto proving particularly woeful in that respect.