Kia Rio 2019 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Kia Rio 2019 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Kia Rio 2019: Is it economical to run premium petrol?

Answered by CarsGuide 21 Dec 2019

The Kia Rio only requires 91RON unleaded. The engine is tuned for that octane rating, so you won’t gain anything, apart from more space in your wallet, by switching to 95 or 98RON fuel. Despite every premium petrol marketing campaign suggesting otherwise, running on more expensive fuel won’t gain you any performance or greater fuel economy, so stick with 91.  

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Kia Rio 2019: Problems with sports shift

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Jul 2019

You’re possibly trying to downshift at a speed that’s higher than it was designed to do. Try downshifting at a lower engine speed.

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What hatchback should I buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Jun 2019

Most small hatchbacks have similar width footwells, so I would suggest you try the most popular ones, Toyota Corolla, Hyundai i30, Kia Rio etc. to find the one that’s best for you.


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Kia Rio: Key replacement cost

Answered by CarsGuide 9 May 2019

It will depend if you have a spare available or not, but in some cases there are cheap alternatives to going to a dealer. You can find out more about the best way to get a replacement here.

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Volkswagen Golf 2010: What's a good replacement car?

Answered by CarsGuide 18 Jan 2019

The Mazda3 and Holden Astra are both good alternative choices, but you could also consider a Toyota Corolla or Kia Rio or Cerato.

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