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Used Kia Rio Hatchback 2005 - 2011 review

(2005 - 2011)
Kia Rio Hatchback (05 - 11)
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What used Kia Rio hatchback will I get for my budget?

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

Kia is making very capable cars these days, but they still aren't that desirable. This means residual values aren't very strong, so the Rio, which was extremely cheap when it was new, is a genuine bargain as a used car.

As well as costing very little to buy, the Rio is also very cheap to run. Even the petrol version will return an average of 44.8mpg. But, those who want really lean consumption should go for the diesel, because it will reward you with an average of 60.1mpg.

Insurance costs are about what you'd expect for the class. The petrol car is in group 4, while the diesel-engined car is only a touch higher, in group 5.

Routine servicing will prove a good deal costlier than most other superminis, however. When you compare the Rio's servicing bills with those for a car such as the Ford Fiesta, there's a big difference.