Kia Rio 2017
Carsguide Deputy Editor James Cleary had this to say at the time: There's a lot to like about the Kia Rio S. It's comfortable, roomy, and economical, with heaps of safety tech on board, plus the only seven year, unlimited km warranty offered in this market. But its breathless engine is a sizable drawback, the hard plastics through the interior will be a turn-off for many, and a higher asking price than its key competitors doesn't help. Harder swimming is required to get ahead of the light car pack.You can read the full review here.
This is what James Cleary liked most about this particular version of the Kia Rio: Comfort, Space efficiency, Warranty support
The 2017 Kia Rio carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1050 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Kia Rio 2017 Price and Specs
|Kia Rio Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|S||Hatchback||1.4L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$8,400||$13,090|
|S||Hatchback||1.4L ULP 6 SP MAN||$7,500||$11,660|
|S Premium||Hatchback||1.4L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$9,000||$13,530|
|S Premium||Hatchback||1.4L ULP 6 SP MAN||$8,300||$12,870|
Kia Rio 2017 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Kia Rio 2017 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Skoda Fabia 2017: Would it make a good first car?
I think that a Kia Rio would be an excellent choice as a first car. Especially since a Rio built in the time frame you’re looking at will still have a big chunk of its factory warranty left to run. The Kia seven-year/unlimited kilometre warranty is the best around, really, and provided the car you buy has a complete service record, that warranty will be real peace of mind.
Also, the Rio is known to be a good, solid car that has a good reputation for reliability and durability. The Skoda Fabia, meantime, suffers from the poor reputation of is dual-clutch transmission. The Fabia is also a bit of an orphan in Australia, meaning that it’s largely overlooked by buyers. That means it will potentially be more difficult to unload when you daughter looks to upgrade her car in a few years.Show more
Kia Rio 2017: Jerky gear change
It needs investigation, and because it is still under warranty I would urge you take it to a Kia dealer. It could be that the fluid needs to be changed, although it shouldn’t at such low kilometres, so perhaps it’s something to do with the driveline computer.Show more
Is there a new drivetrain coming for the Kia Rio?
It’s not likely to be in the next 12 months is the word we’ve been given.Show more
Ford Focus 2009: Is it a good car?
The Focus is a great driving car, but there are serious issues with its dual-clutch automatic transmission, so serious you should avoid it, or buy a manual. Consider others like the Mazda3, Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Kia Rio, etc.Show more