Kia Rio 1.25 2 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: 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 7.0in infotainment system with DAB radio, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, rear parking sensors, cruise control and automatic emergency city braking. It really has all the equipment you need.

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