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Kia Rio Review

August 7, 2015

Thank god it’s Friday! Rolling onto the Car Loan Warehouse’s radar today is the Kia Rio – and with impressive kit across the board and a stylishly designed interior, this hot little hatch is a strong competitor in its class. If you’re looking for a value-for-money supermini, this might just be the car for you.

When it comes to buying your new Kia Rio, you won’t need to worry about budget – as our flexible car finance deals can help you climb inside a Kia before you know it.

Want to find out more? Let’s get stuck in.

Kia Rio

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‘Spacious’ and ‘solid’ are just two words that aptly describe the Kia Rio. With a smart exterior, available in a range of body colours, and a practical interior, the Kia Rio is an all-round impressive package.

As one of the largest superminis on the market, the Kia Rio offers plenty of head and legroom for passengers – as well as ample storage for your in-car essentials. With a centre cubbyhole, deep door pockets and a generous glovebox, there’s plenty of space on offer.

Performance & Handling

When it comes to performance, the Kia Rio’s small engines are never going to pull any big punches – but the petrol engines fare better than the diesel lineup. For drivers covering longer distances, the 107bhp 1.4 litre is the way to go – accelerating from 0-62mph in 11 seconds and topping out at 114mph.

If you’re not a fan of petrol engines, the Kia Rio diesel lineup comes with stop-start technology. The most economical engine in the range is the 1.1 litre CRDi 1 model, returning up to 87mpg and emitting just 86g/km of CO2 – but performance is lacking, taking 15.5 seconds to accelerate from 0-62mph. For punchier performance, step up to the 1.4 litre CRDi. This engine returns 74.3mpg and keeps CO2 emissions under 100g/km.


There are 6 trim levels available with the Kia Rio, starting with the entry-level Rio 1 and topping the range with the Rio 4. After the basic spec, the 1 Air comes kitted with air-conditioning – while moving up to the Rio 2 to Rio 4 trims adds automatic air-con, reversing sensors and larger alloy wheels. If you’re in the market for a touch more tech and willing to pay the extra money, a Sat Nav system is available on the Rio 3 and above.

Kia Rio Finance

So if you fancy getting your hands on a Kia Rio, for sale from just £10,145, you could be driving this hot hatch off the forecourt sooner than you think. At the Car Loan Warehouse, we’re experts in Kia Rio finance and committed to finding a flexible car finance deal to suit you.

Apply now to see how we can help – or alternatively, head over to our online car finance calculator to get an instant estimate.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.