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Kia Rio (2011-2016) review

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  • Small
  • Used only
  • Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid
Expert review

Starting at bargain prices, the Kia Rio has long been considered a cheap and not-so-cheerful choice - but this model-range, launched 2011, was much-improved over earlier incarnations both in terms of up-to-date looks and the driving experience offered. It's a much more appealing all-round package. Read on for our full review to find out more.

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  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • What's it great at?
  • What's it like to drive?
  • How reliable is it?
  • How comfortable and spacious is it?
  • How economical is it to run?
  • How safe is it?
  • Is there anything I should look out for?
  • Should I buy it?
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Last checked by Which?

December 2021

First reviewed by Which?

September 2011

Released

September 2011

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  2. 64%
    Average score
  3. 85%
    Highest score
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