The Kia Rio is a competent supermini, but it’s pricey, and it doesn’t excel in any particular areaget the best price
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.,
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.