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2016 Kia Rio SLI Review

The Kia Rio was once the standard-setter in the segment. With a market that has moved on significantly, the Rio has a tough fight to win buyers over.

2016 Kia Rio Sport Review

Tim gets behind the wheel of one of the few remaining mainstream three-door hatches on the market...

2016 Kia Rio S Premium Review

Kia may be one of the local market's leading 'challenger' brands, but despite a recent facelift, the 2016 Kia Rio is behind the times...

2015 Kia Rio Si Speed Date

After seeing the little Kia Rio I knew I just had to take her somewhere special - and I knew just the place. We went on a delightful cruise to the Blue Mountains, just west of Sydney.

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Kia Rio Videos

Best Cars for P-Platers: We take a look at four of the best options for city driving

It's something you'll never forget. Getting your license and getting behind the wheel of your first car. There are so many options and for young drivers it can be overwhelming. We asked a group of L-Platers and P-Platers, doing a Driver Dynamics training day, to give us their thoughts on 4 small cars.

2013 Kia Rio Video Review

CarAdvice tests the all-new Rio city car that's a significant step forward over its predecessor.

Kia Rio Video Review

CarAdvice tests the all-new Rio city car that's a significant step forward over its predecessor.

Kia Rio Design

2012 Kia Rio Design Review...

Kia Rio Comparisons

Kia Rio v Toyota Yaris : Comparison review

Buying a light car on an extreme budget is something that thousands of buyers do every year in Australia, and here we’ve assembled two of the picks of the crop to see which value-focused five-door hatchback deserves your dollar. The just-updated 2015 Kia Rio S has seen a range of changes inside and out – revised bumpers, a new-look grille and a re-trimmed interior being the chief talking points...

Light car comparison: Renault Clio v Ford Fiesta v Kia Rio v Volkswagen Polo

Four of the best city lights shine over a combined 2500km...

Kia Rio News

2017 Kia Rio detailed ahead of Paris premiere

Key details of the new 2017 Kia Rio have been revealed for the European market, giving an indication of what we can expect when the new hatch arrives Down Under early next year. The all-new Rio was first revealed a fortnight ago, adopting a more premium, less cutesy look than its predecessor...

2017 Kia Rio GT rendering transforms new hatch into pocket rocket

A speculative rendering of a hotted-up 2017 Kia Rio GT has surfaced online, offering one vision of how a hotted-up - but still to be confirmed - version of the all-new Rio could look. Created by independent artist X-Tomi Design, the Kia Rio GT borrows several styling cues from its larger Optima GT and Sportage GT-Line (Platinum) siblings, giving the hatch a very athletic look...

2017 Kia Rio revealed, Australian debut due first-quarter next year

The wraps have come off the 2017 Kia Rio five-door hatch today, a month out from its global debut at this year's Paris motor show. For this all-new generation of Rio, Kia has returned its light hatch to a more conventional two-box design, moving closer to the traditional hatch shape...

2017 Kia Rio previewed ahead of Paris debut: Australian debut set for early next year

A set of fresh new teaser sketches for the upcoming 2017 Kia Rio has been handed down today, just hours after revealing spy photos first hit the wire. As those earlier shots hinted and these new sketches confirm, the face of the new 2017 Rio will borrow design cues from its larger Optima stablemate...

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Kia Rio Owner Reviews

2012 Kia Rio S Review

I did not expect to buy a Kia Rio. I went looking for a new Honda Jazz and, even though I liked the Jazz, the Rio presented much better value for money. I have a 5-door in Urban Blue with a six speed manual transmission and a few extras. This is a fun and value packed little car. I drive to work every day through traffic so fuel economy is important to me...

2015 Kia Rio S Review

Spent a lot of time recently researching small cars looking for something for my daughter to buy. Started out looking at second hand Mazda 2 or similar but soon found that if you wanted 6 airbags and stability control you would need to spend more than her 10K budget...

2012 Kia Rio S Review

We bought this Rio on the advertisement and TV ads, plus being car of the year, how it won, don't know, the interior is good, the design is good, the mechanicals, rubbish, as are most dealerships, I have a dealer just 800 meters from our home, but I travel nearly 20 kilometres to a dealership which does a good, honest service, Dandenong Kia...

2014 Kia Rio Si Review

I only give this car a 7.5 overall rating Performance is brilliant but economy is shocking for a 1.6 li even if it is a auto one should obtain better than 10 li per 100kmI am a older careful driver (76) but I am not a slow coach...

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