Used Kia Rio 2017-present review

Category: Small car

Section: Ownership cost

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Used Kia Rio 17-present
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  • Used Kia Rio 17-present
  • Used Kia Rio 17-present
  • Used Kia Rio 17-present
  • Used Kia Rio 17-present
  • Kia Rio
  • Used Kia Rio 17-present
  • Used Kia Rio 17-present
  • Used Kia Rio 17-present
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Ownership cost

What used Kia Rio hatchback will I get for my budget?

Prices for a Kia Rio at the time of writing start at £7000 for a 2017 1.25-litre example in 1 trim, but you'd be better off increasing your budget to £9000 to get a better specified 2 with the 99bhp 1.0-litre engine. A First Edition model tends to cost £11,000, while a top-spec GT-Line S can be found for £13,000. 

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Used Kia Rio 17-present

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

MPG

Unless you go for the automatic 1.4 petrol variant (42.2mpg), all models compare reasonably well with rivals in terms of fuel economy. The entry-level 1.25 petrol has an official figure of 45.6mpg, while both the manual versions of the 1.4 and 118bhp 1.0 petrols do slightly better at 46.3mpg. An automatic-equipped 1.0-litre does 44.1mpg. The 99bhp 1.0 engine is the most economical petrol engine at 48.7mpg, but it's the 76bhp 1.4 diesel that is the economy champion, with an official figure of 80.7mpg. Mind you, the 89bhp version is still very impressive with a figure of 74.3mpg.

CO2 emissions

The most polluting Rio is the 1.4 automatic with a CO2 figure of 153g/km, followed closely by the 1.0-litre auto at 146g/km. The entry-level 1.25 petrol emits 140g/km, while both the manual version of the 1.4 and 118bhp 1.0-litre petrol spit out 139g/km. Finally, the 99bhp 1.0-litre emits 132g/km and is the greenest petrol in the range, but it is the 76bhp 1.4 diesel that has the lowest overall figure with 92g/km, with the 89bhp just managing to sneak into the free tax bracket due to a figure of 98g/km.  

Road tax

Road tax for all models registered before 1 April 2017 will vary depending on the emissions the engine produces (see paragraph above for more information), while examples registered after this date will have the same flat-rate fee for cars that cost less than £40,000 when new. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here.

Servicing

Kia dealer servicing is reasonably priced compared with competitors, so your maintenance cost should be quite low. You can also check either with your local Kia dealer or online to find out if your car already has a pre-purchased service plan with it. Plus, you can take advantage of fixed-priced MOT costs when your car reaches three years old.

Insurance

Insurance groups for the Rio are reasonable compared with the rest of the class, ranging from group 4 for a 1.25 1 petrol to group 10 for the 118bhp 1.0-litre GT-Line S. 

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