Used Kia Rio Hatchback 2011 - 2017 review

Category: Small car

Section: Our recommendations

Kia Rio Hatchback (11 - 17)
  • Kia Rio Hatchback (11 - 17)
  • Kia Rio Hatchback (11 - 17)
  • Kia Rio Hatchback (11 - 17)
  • Kia Rio Hatchback (11 - 17)
  • Kia Rio Hatchback (11 - 17)
  • Kia Rio Hatchback (11 - 17)
  • Kia Rio Hatchback (11 - 17)
  • Kia Rio Hatchback (11 - 17)
  • Kia Rio Hatchback (11 - 17)
  • Kia Rio Hatchback (11 - 17)

Our recommendations

Which used Kia Rio hatchback should I buy?

A large proportion of Kia Rios are equipped with the 1.1-litre diesel, with owners hoping the advertised economy figures would be achievable, but the most common complaint is that these figures are just not possible in normal day-to-day driving. Combine this with the fact it feels underpowered and we would instead recommend going for the more powerful 1.4 diesel, which combines decent performance with good economy.

If you’d rather go for petrol power, the 1.25-litre unit is a decent performer, if not ultimately as strong as the diesel.