Kia Rio 1.0 T GDi 3 5dr Review

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Kia Rio

The Kia Rio is a competent supermini, but it’s pricey, and it doesn’t excel in any particular area

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Trim: 3

At the top of the ‘normal’ trims is ‘3’. This adds bigger alloys, climate control, faux leather seats that are heated up front, a heated steering wheel, auto wipers and a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and sat-nav. It certainly has all the kit you might want, but it’s expensive due to only being available with the more high-tech engines.,

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

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


Urban: 48.7Motorway: 62.8
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating