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Cost & verdict

Price (on the road)

Β£12,000-Β£17,940

Target Price (cash)

Β£11,744-Β£18,010

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KIA RIO Hatchback 1.4 2 5dr

This is a decent package, but we think it's worth spending a little more to get a diesel car, with more punch and better economy - or a little more equipment.

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Β£151.05-Β£234.32/month

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Trim level

First Edition
This is a limited run model that comes with a 118bhp version of the 1.0-litre petrol engine, keyless entry and go, 17in wheels, stainless steel pedals and LED rear lights. The big wheels ruin the ride and you won’t often notice the extra punch of the high powered engine. We’d give it a miss.,
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At the top of the β€˜normal’ trims is β€˜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.,
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Move up to β€˜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.,
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Opt for base β€˜1’ trim and you get air-con, front electric windows, heated electric door mirrors, Bluetooth, auto lights and a multi-function steering wheel. Automatic emergency city braking and lane assist are part of a reasonably priced option package.,
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Miles per gallon

Official fuel economy figure

46.3-80.7 mpg

CO2 Emissions

Official emissions rating

102-98 g/km

VED Tax band

How much will it cost you?

F-F

Boot capacity

How much space is there?

980 litres

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