Kia Rio

Kia's smallest car is also one of its best looking. Only relatively young, the Rio launched in 2000 and the third generation has just been released.

The five-seat, five-door light hatchback was renewed in 2017, and is offered in three grades – S, Si and SLi. The only engine option is a carryover 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol model, while the base S can be had with a manual gearbox. The other two are lumbered with an outdated four-speed automatic until the end of 2017 at best, when a new, smaller turbocharged engine and six-speed transmission comes on stream.

Kia Rio Reviews

Editor's Pick

23 January 2017

Kia Rio 2017 review | first drive video

Andrew Chesterton road tests and reviews the new Kia Rio with specs, fuel consumption and verdict at its Australian launch in Melbourne.continue reading

2017

24 May 2017

Kia Rio S manual 2017 review: road test

Kia's entry-level Rio S boasts upgraded multimedia and enhanced safety tech, not to mention improved dynamics and more space. Sounds good, but is it enough to get a jump on the light car big guns?continue reading
5 April 2017

Kia Rio SLi 2017 review | road test

Even as the market for small passenger cars continues to soften, carmakers are still building small, light, and practical hatches. Kia's fourth gen Rio is one example, except for one glaring omission.continue reading
1 February 2017

Kia Rio Si 2017 review | snapshot

The Si is the mid-spec model in the 2017 Kia Rio rangecontinue reading
1 February 2017

Kia Rio S 2017 review | snapshot

The S model is the entry point to the 2017 Kia Rio rangecontinue reading

2016

14 October 2016

Kia Rio S Premium auto 2016 review | road test

Richard Berry road tests and reviews the 2016 Kia Rio S Premium auto with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.continue reading

2015

9 April 2015

2015 Kia Rio Si review

Alistair Kennedy road tests and reviews the Kia Rio Si with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.continue reading
24 March 2015

2015 Kia Rio S review

Peter Anderson road tests and reviews the 2015 Kia Rio S, with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.continue reading

2014

26 August 2016

Kia Rio used review | 2011-2014

Graham Smith reviews the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Kia Rio as a used buy.continue reading

2013

10 June 2014

Kia Rio used review | 2000-2013

Ewan Kennedy road tests and reviews the used 2000-2013 Kia Rio.continue reading

Price Guide

$13,994

Based on 234 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months

Lowest Price

$11,750

Highest Price

$18,750

Explore prices for the

2016 Kia Rio

Range & Specifications

2016 Hatchback
S
Median price
$11,990 – 16,990
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2016 Hatchback
S Premium
Median price
$13,997 – 16,999
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2016 Hatchback
Si
Median price
$17,750 – 18,750
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2016 Hatchback
SLi
Market Price
$15,840 – 20,350
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2016 Hatchback
Sport
Market Price
$14,410 – 19,030
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Kia Rio News

Kia Rio goes surfing at SEMA

Kia Rio goes surfing at SEMA

9 November 2011 by CarsGuide team

Kia plans 1.1-litre diesel

Kia plans 1.1-litre diesel

14 September 2011 by Neil Dowling

Kia engine future

Kia engine future

7 March 2011 by Neil Dowling

2015 Kia Rio detailed

2015 Kia Rio detailed

17 October 2014 by Craig Duff

2015 Kia Rio revealed

2015 Kia Rio revealed

29 September 2014 by Aiden Taylor

New cars coming in 2014 | less than $20,000

New cars coming in 2014 | less than $20,000

3 January 2014 by Malcolm Flynn

Kia Rio gets new look

Kia Rio gets new look

31 July 2009 by Neil McDonald