Kia Rio review

Category: Small car

Section: Interior

Kia Rio 2022 interior dashboard
  • Kia Rio 2022 front right tracking
  • Kia Rio 2022 rear cornering
  • Kia Rio 2022 interior dashboard
  • Kia Rio 2022 interior rear seats
  • Kia Rio 2022 interior infotainment
  • Kia Rio 2022 right tracking
  • Kia Rio 2022 rear right tracking
  • Kia Rio 2022 front cornering
  • Kia Rio 2022 front right static
  • Kia Rio 2022 rear left static
  • Kia Rio 2022 wheel detail
  • Kia Rio 2022 headlight detail
  • Kia Rio 2022 rear lights detail
  • Kia Rio 2022 interior front seats
  • Kia Rio 2022 interior driver display
  • Kia Rio 2022 boot open
  • Kia Rio 2022 front right tracking
  • Kia Rio 2022 rear cornering
  • Kia Rio 2022 interior dashboard
  • Kia Rio 2022 interior rear seats
  • Kia Rio 2022 interior infotainment
  • Kia Rio 2022 right tracking
  • Kia Rio 2022 rear right tracking
  • Kia Rio 2022 front cornering
  • Kia Rio 2022 front right static
  • Kia Rio 2022 rear left static
  • Kia Rio 2022 wheel detail
  • Kia Rio 2022 headlight detail
  • Kia Rio 2022 rear lights detail
  • Kia Rio 2022 interior front seats
  • Kia Rio 2022 interior driver display
  • Kia Rio 2022 boot open
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

The driver’s seat in the Kia Rio has plenty of adjustment and the steering wheel has lots of rake and reach adjustment, so you should find it easy to get comfy, no matter what shape you are. 

Adjustable lumbar support isn’t available (that omission isn’t uncommon in small cars) but the seat gives decent lower back support. The gearstick falls easily to hand and all the main controls are well-positioned and easy to operate on the go.

Kia Rio 2022 interior dashboard

Sat nav and infotainment

Entry-level grade 1 Rio models get a small 3.8in monochrome infotainment display that could be hard to read on the move. On all other trims, it's upgraded to an 8.0in colour touchscreen system with wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring. You can connect two mobile devices at the same time – one for hands-free phone and multimedia use, the other for media use only.

There are physical shortcut buttons under the touchscreen, so you can jump quickly between radio and navigation, for example, and the infotainment menus on both systems are clear and responsive. Top-spec 3 and GT-Line S trims add built-in sat-nav.

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