Kia Rio 1.0 T GDi 2 5dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

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RRP £17,660What Car? Target Price£16,822
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

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.

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 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.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

53.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

325

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

120

g/km