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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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LIST PRICE From $17,480
CARADVICE RATING 7.9
FUEL ECONOMY 5.4/100km
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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.

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.

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.

2015 Kia Rio S Premium Review

The updated 2015 Kia Rio has arrived. We test the new S Premium version.

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