What Car? says...
Look back at the history of the Kia Rio and you’ll find a car that always offered plenty of room at a very keen price. What you wouldn’t find is a car that’s ever stood out for its sparkle or desirability, especially in such a packed, competitive market as the small car class.
Now onto its fourth generation, Kia has used an all-new platform and turbocharged engines to improve both interior practicality and the driving experience the Rio provides. There’s plenty of new technology, too, including automatic emergency city braking, improved connectivity and a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system.
There’s a choice of four petrol engines – two with turbochargers – and the Rio is available in five different trim levels. The question is, is the Rio sophisticated enough to mix it with big hitters such as the sharp-driving Ford Fiesta, plush Volkswagen Polo or keenly priced Skoda Fabia?
Read on over the next four pages to see how it drives, what it’s like inside and what it’ll cost you. And whichever car you choose to buy, don’t forget to head to our New Car Buying pages for a great, hassle-free deal on your next purchase.