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Kia Rio (2017-) review

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Key features
  • Small
  • Available new
  • Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid
Expert review

The fourth-generation Kia Rio is a small five-door hatchback launched in 2017 and facelifted in 2020. There's a choice of engines on offer, including a mild hybrid, but how does it compare with compact rivals such as the Peugeot 208 and Hyundai i20? Read our full Kia Rio review to find out.

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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?

June 2021

First reviewed by Which?

June 2021

Released

January 2017

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