Kia Rio Reviews

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 The other two are lumbered with an outdated four-speed automatic until the end of 2017 at best, when a new, smaller turbocharged engine and six-speed transmission comes on stream.

Latest Kia Rio Reviews

Kia Rio SLi 2017 review | road test

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Kia Rio Si 2017 review | snapshot

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Kia Rio S 2017 review | snapshot

The S model is the entry point to the 2017 Kia Rio rangeRead more

Kia Rio 2017 review | first drive video

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Kia Rio used review | 2000-2015

Ewan Kennedy reviews the first generation, second generation and third...Read more

2015 Kia Rio Si review

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2015 Kia Rio S review

Peter Anderson road tests and reviews the 2015 Kia Rio S, with specs, fuel...Read more

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Kia Rio used review | 2011-2013

The Rio was the car that kicked Kia's Australian sales into gear in 2000.Read more

Kia Rio SLi auto review

Kia's smallest and cheapest hatch. But don't be fooled because the Rio is...Read more

Kia Rio used review | 2000-2012

Kia Rio is a small-medium South Korean car that has picked up...Read more

New Kia Rio S 1.4 review

Named after a South American capital city; designed in Europe and the USA...Read more

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