Kia Rio

Price $14,845 – $23,995
Fuel consumption 6.4 – 8.5 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 78%(view ratings)
The Rio subcompact only comes with one engine: a 1.6-litre four-cylinder that generates 130 horsepower. However, you do get to choose between four-door sedan or five-door hatchback configurations. This urbanite offers UVO intelligence that allows you to use an app to lock/unlock the doors, locate the car and start/stop the engine remotely.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 78%
Fuel economy 7/10
Reliability 6/10
Safety 8/10
Infotainment 8/10
Driving 7/10
Overall 8/10

What's new in 2019



  • Surprisingly good handling and refinement
  • Generous factory standard equipment
  • Nice European-inspired design
  • Quality assembly and finish


  • Fuel economy needs improvement
  • Manual gearbox only available in the LX
  • Not the most spacious vehicle