Kia Rio 1.0 T GDi 3 5dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
Kia Rio 2020 RHD front tracking
Add to shortlist
  • Kia Rio 2020 RHD front tracking
  • Kia Rio 2020 RHD rear tracking
  • Kia Rio 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Kia Rio 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Kia Rio 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Kia Rio 2020 RHD right panning
  • Kia Rio 2020 RHD narrow front tracking
  • Kia Rio 2020 RHD front right static
  • Kia Rio 2020 RHD rear left static
  • Kia Rio 2020 RHD boot open
  • Kia Rio 2020 RHD front tracking
  • Kia Rio 2020 RHD rear tracking
  • Kia Rio 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Kia Rio 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Kia Rio 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Kia Rio 2020 RHD right panning
  • Kia Rio 2020 RHD narrow front tracking
  • Kia Rio 2020 RHD front right static
  • Kia Rio 2020 RHD rear left static
  • Kia Rio 2020 RHD boot open
RRP £17,475What Car? Target Price£16,437
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.

get the best price

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 and a heated steering wheel. It certainly has all the kit you might want, but is 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

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

47.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

325

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

134

g/km

Also consider

MG 3

2018 - present

The MG 3 handles well, is keenly priced and well equipped, but...

Suzuki Swift

2017 - present

The Suzuki Swift has tidy handling and a strong turbo engine...

Hyundai i20

2018 - present

This spacious small car offers plenty of driving skills and te...

Skoda Fabia

2018 - present

A fine small car and incredible value for money if you ch...