Kia Rio

Kia Rio 1.4 3 5dr Auto [6 Speed] 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: 3

At the top of the ‘normal’ trims is ‘3’. This adds bigger alloys, climate control, faux leather seats that are heated up front, a heated steering wheel, auto wipers and a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and sat-nav. It certainly has all the kit you might want, but it’s expensive due to only being available with the more high-tech engines.,

Engine: 1.4

This more powerful four-cylinder engine isn’t much more than the 1.25 and should prove more at home out of town. It’s also the only engine available with an automatic gearbox. It does have the highest carbon emissions of the range with the auto proving particularly woeful in that respect.

Key information

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


Urban: 37.2Motorway: 51.4
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating