Kia Rio

Kia Rio 1.25 2 5dr Review

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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: 2

Move up to ‘2’ and you get alloy wheels, leather steering wheel and gear knob, electric rear windows, power-folding door mirrors, a six-speaker stereo with DAB radio, rear parking sensors, cruise control and automatic emergency city braking. It has all the equipment you need but we’d expect a better infotainment system, at least as an option.,

Engine: 1.25

The entry-level engine is a 1.25-litre petrol engine coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox. We haven't tried it yet, but it should prove fine for urban use, but we suspect you’ll have to work it hard on the motorway.

Key information

0-62 MPH12.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure


Urban: 43.5Motorway: 56.5
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating