The popular Kia Rio is a family-friendly model that works hard for every driver. Typically for a Kia, it features the trademark “tiger nose" grille, black bezel headlights and aerodynamic lines. It's available as a three-door or five-door, offering a surprising amount of interior space for a compact supermini. Full black cloth and Kia's latest technologies on the inside give it the feel of a much more expensive car.
Rio trim levels
There are four versions of the Rio: 1, 1 Air, 2, and 3. Certain Rio models claim up to 88.3 MPG combined to keep you on the road for longer. Depending on the engine chosen - and there are also 1.1-litre and 1.4-litre options to pick from - a different gearbox will partner it. With the 1.1-litre engines, CO2 emissions are low enough for exemption from the London Congestion charge – which will be welcome news for business drivers.
Setting new standards for passenger protection
Where the Rio truly stands out is in safety. Kia has packed enough protective features into this supermini to earn it a five-star EuroNCAP rating. Sensors within each door lock them automatically at higher speeds, unlocking in the event of an accident. The cabin is guarded by side impact protection and fully surrounding airbags, with Hill Control Assist and braking support built in. Drivers travelling with younger passengers will appreciate the Rio's rear child locks and ISOFIX attachments.