Used Kia Rio 2017-present review

Category: Small car

Section: Alternatives

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Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Kia Rio hatchback?

The Hyundai i20 is another good-value offering from Korea. Unlike the Rio, this car has a shorter warranty, at five years, but it’s still better than those of most mainstream rivals. You have a similar choice of engines and the i20 is also very well equipped.

The Skoda Fabia may not look as posh as a Volkswagen Polo, but all the dashboard controls have the same feeling of quality and its shared infotainment system is one of the best in the class. You also get a wide range of quiet petrol engines and an efficient diesel.

The Volkswagen Polo is the one to beat in terms of overall sophistication and driving dynamics. It isn't the most entertaining car to drive, but the way it balances ride comfort and body control mark it out among its competitors. It will be more expensive to buy, though.

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Used Kia Rio 17-present

Overview

The Kia Rio is a likeable small car and a good used buy. Some of its rivals do things better, though 

  • Well equipped
  • Spacious rear seat and boot
  • Refined petrol engines
  • Fidgety ride in town
  • So-so handling
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