The Kia Rio is an excellent supermini with a nice interior and a ride that will impress. The overall impression is of a solid and yet spacious small car.
There's a wide range of diesel and petrol engines to choose from, perhaps the most effective is the 1.1 litre CRDi which returns 86 mpg. There's also a 1.4 litre diesel unit which has more power and will return 74 mpg. All of the diesel engines have stop-start technology to boost economy.
There's a very good 1.25 litre petrol engine which returns 57 mpg but drivers can also opt for a more powerful 1.4 litre unit which offers more performance.
In a way to compete in a fiercely fought segment, the Kia Rio has lots of nice design ideas and it is also cheap to run. Despite its size, there's enough room for four adults and the five door model offers more practicality. All models have high comfort levels with well-designed and well-made interiors.
The steering is light and the Rio is an agile performer around town. Standard equipment includes front electric windows, split folding rear seats, DAB radio and steering wheel-mounted controls. Other models come with air conditioning, alloy wheels and a more premium feel to the interior trim.
Kia have also added an impressive range of safety equipment including anti-lock brakes, hill hold control, electronic stability control and several airbags.
Essentially, the Kia Rio is a dependable, comfortable and very well-equipped supermini that offers a serious alternative to its many rivals.
Why not have a look at the Rio on the official Kia UK company website and get the latest news about the Kia Rio at The UK Kia Owners' Club. You may also like to see what they're saying about it on the Top Gear website.
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