Kia Rio

Price $17,295 – $22,495
Fuel consumption 6.0 – 7.7 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 83%(view ratings)
The Kia Rio returns for 2021 but only in five-door hatchback configuration. The four-door sedan, like a number of other sub-compact cars, has been eliminated. Under the hood, you will find a decent 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine producing 120 horsepower and 113 pound-feet of torque. Drivers will enjoy the Rio on the road as the stiff chassis results in good handling in corners and a stable ride on the highway.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 83%
Fuel economy 7/10
Reliability 8/10
Safety 9/10
Infotainment 8/10
Driving 8/10
Overall 8/10

What's new in 2021

Aesthetic changes to the front, no more sedan version.


  • Good overall performance
  • Efficient road holding
  • Spacious interior given the small vehicle


  • Prominent trunk threshold
  • Two-level luggage area