Used Kia Rio 2017-present review

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Used Kia Rio 17-present
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What used Kia Rio hatchback will I get for my budget?

Prices for a Kia Rio at the time of writing start at £9500 for a 2017 1.25-litre example in 1 trim. But since this is a fairly new model, prices are still changing relatively rapidly. To keep up to date with used Rio prices, use our free valuation tool to make sure you are getting the best deal.

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Used Kia Rio 17-present

How much does it cost to run a Kia Rio hatchback?

Insurance groups for the Rio are rather reasonable compared with the rest of the class and fuel economy is good. Unless you go for the automatic 1.4 petrol variant (46.3mpg), all models should be capable of more than 50mpg.

The entry-level 1.25 petrol has an official figure of 58.8mpg and the 1.4 with a manual gearbox is only slightly less than that at 56.5mpg. The more modern 1.0 turbo petrol engine is not only the most powerful petrol on offer, it is also the most economical: the 99bhp version has a claimed 62.8mpg and the 118bhp variant 60.1mpg.

The 1.4 diesel is the economy champion, though, with an official figure of 80.7mpg.

All Rios will cost you £140 per year in road tax under the current system. Kia dealer servicing is reasonably priced compared with competitors, so your maintenance cost should be quite low, and you can take advantage of fixed-priced MOT costs when your car reaches three years old.


Used Kia Rio 17-present
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