2017 Kia Rio 1.0 T-GDI First Edition review


Practical, well equipped and inoffensive to drive, but not as cheap as it needs to be to compete with such talented rivals

There’s something refreshingly unpretentious about the Kia Rio. It doesn’t present itself to the class with brash claims of sporting ability, premium feel, or any of that. Based on the 2016 Hyundai i20, fitted with decent equipment and a new turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol engine (available in 99bhp output with a five-speed manual as well as the six-speed, 118bhp tested here), the Rio simply seems to do the small car job well, and without fuss. Whether that’s enough to make it worth your wedge of cash, or more likely the circa £150 monthly payment that the Rio will be available from, is what we’re here to find out. …read more

Source:: Autocar