Kia Rio 1.0 T GDi 2 5dr Review

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Review

The Kia Rio is a promising small car with price on its side, while its turbocharged engines are perfectly competent both around town and at faster motorway speeds. It’s a shame the entry-level trim does without AEB, but higher trims offer much more for your money. However, rivals such as the Ford Fiesta ride much better and are overall more fun to drive.

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Trim: 2

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 7.0in infotainment system with DAB radio, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, rear parking sensors, cruise control and automatic emergency city braking. It really has all the equipment you need.

Engine: 1.0 T GDi

A turbocharger means this little 1.0-litre three-cylinder motor has more power and is more flexible than the bigger four-cylinder engines. It’s at home in town or on the motorway, and offers more than enough pace to match or beat many rivals with equivalent engines.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.3 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

48.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

325

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

132

g/km