The modelRead full review
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.
The trimSee full equipment
The entry-level trim comes with air-conditioning, front electric windows, heated electric door mirrors, Bluetooth phone connectivity, automatic lights and a multi-function steering wheel.
The engineSee full engine specs
The least powerful Rio engine, a 1.2-litre petrol, gets just 83bhp so it's likely to feel out of its depth out of town (we've yet to drive this version).
Fun to drive, practical for a city car and good value, to...
A fine small car at a stunningly good price but disappointing...
Spacious, quiet, comfortable and good value on PCP financ...
An improvement over its predecessor, but it continues to lag b...