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2018 Kia Rio S manual review

The Kia Rio may carry an air of Euro sophistication in its external styling, but open the door and you’ll be welcomed by a much more basic interior. That’s no bad thing, though – a back to basics fit-out is one thing the Rio uses to its advantage.

2017 Kia Rio SLi review

Kia's flagship small car is approaching premium territory, at least in terms of price. Can it play with the big boys at the higher end of the light car segment?

2017 Kia Rio Si review

The all-new 2017 Kia Rio Si picks up where its predecessor left off, but a dated powertrain and transmission combo spoil what is otherwise a very solid package.

2017 Kia Rio review

The fourth-generation Kia Rio presents an excellent value-for-money argument, but it's let down by its drivetrain.

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Kia Rio Videos

2017 Kia Rio review

Read the full review here. The 2017 Kia Rio is a far more accomplished city car than its predecessor, but, compared to Japanese rivals, Kia’s drivetrain choice puts it on the back foot.    ...

2017 Kia Rio - 2016 Paris Motor Show

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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.

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Kia Rio Comparisons

Suzuki Swift GLX Turbo v Kia Rio SLi comparison

While SUVs are the flavour of choice in recent years, the humble hatchback continues to be a popular option for first-car buyers, downsizers and those with just no need for anything bigger. Light cars are perfect for urban dwellers thanks to their compact packaging, and the competition remains red hot as manufacturers pump more and more kit into their tiniest offerings...

Honda Jazz VTi v Kia Rio S comparison

Whether you're looking for a first car, or just something to take down to the station every day, or maybe even a last car, there are some fairly fantastic brand-new vehicles out there for as little as $15,000. We've got two such compact cars here – the all-new 2017 Kia Rio and the just-refreshed 2017 Honda Jazz...

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...

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Kia Rio News

CarAdvice podcast 131: Around Australia in a Tesla Model X

This week you're joined by Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2019 Porsche 911 and Mazda 3 have been revealed, Hyundai Ioniq pricing and specs have been announced, and GM has announced it'll be closing factories and culling models. Trent Nikolic reviews the 2019 Kia Rio GT-Line. On The Shortlist, we help Mark look for a ute for under $40,000...

2019 Kia Rio pricing and specs

Kia Australia has officially released pricing and specifications details for the refreshed 2019 Rio range, which is on sale from $16,990 before on-road costs. The outgoing Si and SLi variants have been replaced by the Sport and GT-Line locally, with the entry-level 'S' remaining unchanged for the new model year...

2019 Kia Rio GT-Line confirmed for Australia

The Kia Rio GT-Line will be coming to Australia after all, with a social media video by a Melbourne dealer confirming the sport-themed variant for the local line-up. UPDATE, 25/10/18: Kia Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for the MY19 Rio range, read more here...

2017-18 Kia Stinger, Rio recalled

Kia Australia has recalled the 2017-18 Rio and Stinger, over concerns about the load ratings specified on their tow bars. According to the company, the tow bar labels have incorrect load ratings specified. Kia says that could result in the tow bar being used to tow objects above its maximum weight...

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Kia Rio Owner Reviews

2017 Kia Rio SLi review

I'm extremely pleased with the car, but one downfall is the brightness of the display for the air-conditioning controls. There is no adjustment to make it brighter. Also, the car tells you if a door is open or the lights are left on, but get low on fuel and if you don't notice the fuel light or gauge, you're out of luck – there's no audio to beep at you...

2011 Kia Rio S review

Picture this: late 2011, 17-year-old me, six months or so into my first real job, needed an immediate replacement for my terminally unreliable VL Commodore. Unfortunately, living in central west New South Wales has its downsides. In this case, lack of choice regarding new, affordable, reliable cars. I needed something with a warranty and low weekly payments...

2012 Kia Rio S review

The 2012 Kia Rio, it's a good car but it has a major downside, the engine. I got this car from my parents in September 2016 to learn to drive manual, and so far it has been an enjoyable experience considering my car looks like a kitchen appliance. This is the base S five-door model, with a six-speed manual transmission...

2014 Kia Rio SLi Review

This is the second review of my Kia Rio and to give you an idea of the ownership experience I'm doing a 60,000km update. In short, this is a great car. I've experienced only one small hiccup once when it almost stalled, but then it rectified itself. I'm that down to junk in fuel line. I disobeyed my own rule of not letting the tank get low on fuel which can suck up all the crap from the bottom...

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