Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Kia Rio hatchback?
The interior is generally quite hard-wearing, but you should do all the usual checks such as for stains on seat fabric and carpets. Look for scuffed and scratched plastic trim in the boot, because it isn’t all carpeted.
Because it's a small car that will be primarily used in urban environments, look for any bodywork damage or poor paint finish that could be an indication of previous repair work. Also, scrutinise the alloy wheels for any kerb damage, particularly the GT-Line and GT-Line S models, because those models have bigger wheels.