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Kia Rio

Price $17,445 – $22,995
Fuel consumption 6.1 – 7.7 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 83%(view ratings)
The Kia Rio is now one of just three subcompact cars remaining in Canada along with the Mitsubishi Mirage and Nissan Versa. Following the discontinuation of the sedan, only the five-door hatchback is still part of the lineup. Under the hood is a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine producing 120 horsepower. The base LX+ model can be had with a manual gearbox, but all the others use a continuously variable transmission.

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2018 Kia Rio 5-Door - Test Drive
It may be Kia's smallest vehicle, but the Rio has big aspirations for the showroom. For more stories about the Kia Rio, hit the link - To watch all our most up to date content, check out our TV show schedule - Check out our website for full …
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Review: 2018 Kia Rio
Always believed one benefit of high fuel prices was that consumers looked to smaller vehicles and car makers responded by producing stylish vehicles we once envied the Europeans for having. This Rio is another example why you don't hear the term "Econobox" anymore. Amen! For more stories about the 2018 …
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