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Used Kia Rio Hatchback 2005 - 2011 review

Category: Small car

Section: Our recommendations

Kia Rio Hatchback (05 - 11)
  • Kia Rio Hatchback (05 - 11)
  • Kia Rio Hatchback (05 - 11)
Used Kia Rio Hatchback 2005 - 2011 review
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Our recommendations

Which used Kia Rio hatchback should I buy?

We'd go for the diesel. The 96bhp 1.4 petrol is cheaper, and it's fine in town, but it gets noisy at speed and isn't strong enough to cope with steep hills without changing down a gear or two.

On the other hand, the 109bhp 1.5-litre diesel pulls strongly, and overtaking is easy. It makes more financial sense, too. You won't find a cheaper diesel-powered car of this size, and its fuel economy is also far superior to the petrol's.