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Kia Rio (2017-) review

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Key features
  • Small
  • Available new
  • Petrol/Diesel
Reviewed

The fourth-generation Kia Rio was launched in 2017 as a five-door small hatchback. There's a broad choice of engines on offer, but how does it compare with 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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We have tested 682 new and used cars and found that there are 46 Don't Buys and 120 Best Buys.
Range of New and used car scores
  1. 3%
    Lowest score
  2. 63%
    Average score
  3. 84%
    Highest score
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