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2021 Kia Rio Sport review

Light cars are experiencing a sales resurgence in Australia. Let's take a drive in one of the segment's most established nameplates to find out why.

2021 Kia Rio GT-Line review

The facelifted Kia Rio GT-Line continues to impress with its blend of practicality and warm performance.

2020 Kia Rio S manual review

The 2020 Kia Rio light hatch keeps things simple, but places itself under pressure from within Kia’s own ranks.

2019 Kia Rio GT-Line review

While you might not think of the Rio as an option if you're looking for a sporting drive, the GT-Line might just surprise you. It's affordable too.

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Kia Rio Videos

Video: Kia Rio v Suzuki Swift v Volkswagen Polo - Drive Car of the Year 2021 Best City Car

The city-car segment took the second-biggest sales hit in 2020 – down nearly 40 per cent – though it remains the go-to vehicle type for buyers looking for some of Australia’s cheapest new cars – including many still priced below $20,000.

2020 Hyundai Venue Active v Kia Rio GT-Line comparison: compact SUV or light city car?

The traditional city car is potentially under threat of extinction from pint-sized SUVs. We pitch Hyundai’s new, Accent-replacing Venue against Kia’s established Rio to see whether the sports utility vehicle or hatchback is best equipped for a life of urban motoring.

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

MORE: Rio news, reviews, videos and pricing MORE: all Kia news and reviews MORE: 2016 Paris motor show - what to expect...

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Kia Rio Comparisons

Small hatch review: 2020 Kia Rio v Suzuki Swift comparison

We match up high-spec Rio and Swift models to find the best turbocharged, $25,000 teeny.

2020 Hyundai Venue Active v Kia Rio GT-Line comparison

The traditional city car is potentially under threat of extinction from pint-sized SUVs. We pitch Hyundai’s new, Accent-replacing Venue against Kia’s established Rio to see whether the sports utility vehicle or hatchback is best equipped for a life of urban motoring.

2019 Kia Rio GT-Line v Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo comparison

They both have three-cylinder engines, and they're both sportier than the wider range. There are plenty of similarities between the Fabia and Rio – how do they stack up side-by-side?

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Kia Rio News

2021 Kia Rio price and specs: Fleet-focused SX joins range from $21,990 drive-away

2021 Kia Rio pricing and specification City car range expanded with fleet-oriented SX variant Leather seats, 17-inch wheels and sunroof headline additions SX priced from $21,990 drive-away, above $20,490 drive-away base S model The 2021 Kia Rio range has been expanded with a new mid-spec SX variant...

2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best City Car

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best City Car Finalists: Kia Picanto Kia Rio Suzuki Swift Toyota Yaris Volkswagen Polo The city-car segment took the second-biggest sales hit in 2020 – down nearly 40 per cent – though it remains the go-to vehicle type for buyers looking for some of Australia’s cheapest new cars – including many still priced below $20,000...

Kia raises prices by up to $500 across the range

Kia has raised prices on four of its most affordable models. The Korean car maker has increased the prices on the Picanto, Rio, Cerato, and Seltos – with the exception of the Cerato, it's the second time the models have been hit with a price rise in the past four months. The Picanto may be the smallest car in the Kia range, but it's received the biggest price increase, with an extra $500 added to the price tag...

New automatic cars priced under $20,000 in Australia

There's an old saying that you should spend three months' salary on an engagement ring. According to consumer advice site finder.com.au, a similar rule applies when buying new cars. Ideally, it suggests, you shouldn't spend more than 15 per cent of your annual income on the purchase price of a car...

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Kia Rio Owner Reviews

2017 Kia Rio S review

I had spent a number of years driving a W202 C240 Mercedes that I had purchased second hand on an online auction. This was the most comfortable car I had ever had the pleasure of owning. I later passed the W202 onto my son, and because I have always had a passion for French cars, I purchased a Renault Lagune dCi II, also cheaply via auction...

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...

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Kia Rio Galleries

2021 Kia Rio Sport review

2021 Kia Rio GT-Line review

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