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Kia Rio Reviews
What Car80
Carbuyer76
The Telegraph70
Autocar70
Car Keys70
Parkers68
Auto Express60
Top Gear50
Total Aggregate Score
68
4
4 / 5
What Car
Review Summary
The Kia Rio is a competent supermini, but it’s let down mainly by a lumpy town ride and so-so handling.
3.8
3.8 / 5
Carbuyer
Review Summary
The Kia Rio is a competent supermini, but because it doesn't excel in any one area, it's difficult to recommend over the competition.
7
7 / 10
The Telegraph
Review Summary
The Kia Rio might not be the most fun car to drive in its class, or as comfortable as some rivals, but it scores well most other areas, whether it’s in the space on offer, the low running costs, excellent reliability record, or value for money.
3.5
3.5 / 5
Autocar
Review Summary
More comfortable and more grown-up but not much more fun.
3.5
3.5 / 5
Car Keys
Review Summary
It is fair to say, though, that if you’re in the market for a new supermini, the Kia Rio should definitely be on your list to consider.
3.4
3.4 / 5
Parkers
Review Summary
The Kia Rio is a competent supermini which performs reasonably well in every area. However, against class-leading rivals such as the Nissan Micra, Volkswagen Polo and even the outgoing Ford Fiesta, the Rio struggles to stand out.
3
3 / 5
Auto Express
Review Summary
The Kia Rio is a good value, practical supermini with a great seven-year warranty, but it is far from perfect.
5
5 / 10
Top Gear
Review Summary
An appliance carefully targeted at people who are uninterested in cars.
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