Kia Rio review

Category: Small car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Kia Rio 2022 interior rear seats
  • 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:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

The Kia Rio’s comparatively boxy shape means that front-seat passengers have plenty of room above and in front of them. You might find yourself rubbing elbows with your passenger, though. 

Front storage is plentiful. The door pockets are shaped to take a bottle of water with ease and can even hold a medium coffee upright.

Kia Rio 2022 interior rear seats

Seat folding and flexibility

There’s nothing particularly clever about how any of the seats adjust, and, with just the usual 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks to enlarge the boot when needed, the Rio doesn’t offer any clever solutions to increase versatility.

If you’re looking for a truly adaptable interior, you might want to look at the Honda Jazz – it has lift-up rear-seat bases so you can fit tall items in the rear passenger compartment.

Boot space

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