Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
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.
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.