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The Kia Rio is a promising small car with price on its side. Its turbocharged engines are perfectly competent around town and at motorway speeds. We’d stick to the 2 trim because it adds AEB, gives you access to our favourite engine, has plenty of equipment and still keeps the price competitive. The mild-hybrid engine is only available as part of grade 3 trim, which pushes the Rio’s price too close to more desirable and efficient rivals such as the Honda Jazz and Toyota Yaris hybrid.
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This is our favourite Rio trim level. It includes AEB, 15in alloy wheels, a leather steering wheel and gear knob, rear electric windows, electric folding mirrors, cruise control and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
The engineSee full engine specs
The 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine with 99bhp (badged 1.0 T-GDi) is our pick of the range. It’s as flexible as the small turbo engines you’ll find in the Ford Fiesta and Skoda Fabia and has the legs to sit comfortably at motorway speeds.
Fun to drive, practical for a city car and good value, to...
A fine small car at a stunningly good price but disappointing...