Review of the Kia Rio Hatchback 1.4L

Overview

Kia’s entry in to the trendy small-but-not-tiny hatchback category, competing with the likes of the Toyota Yaris,  Peugeot 208, Ford Fiesta and the Chevrolet Spark 1.4L

Key Features
Seating Capacity: 5
No Of Doors: 5
Airbags: 2
Transmission mode: Automatic
Driving: Front Wheel
Safety: NHTSA 4/5
AUX-In: Yes
USB-In: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Cruise control: Yes
Rear parking sensors: No
Rear parking camera: No
Front and Side sensors: No
IsoFix/LATCH seats: Yes
Seat: Fabric
Sunroof: No
Fold down second row: Yes
Third row seating: No
Rear A/C Vents: No
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Reasons for it

Stylish looking car

Pretty good power

Decent feature set

Excellent fuel economy

(we love this car)

Reasons against it

Average sound system

Somewhat awkward driving position for tall drivers

Full Review

Kia Rio 2017 Hatchback: A satisfyingly young and competent hatchback. Understated elegance and a well-optimized power-to-weight ratio will endear the Rio hatchback to city slickers looking for a fuel-efficient ride. The 1.4-liter inline-four is cleverly optimized using variable valve timing  - it won’t take off like a rocket, there’s just enough zing for overtaking, even at moderately high speeds. There’s also fair amount of tech loaded on the Rio that should make most gizmo-lovers happy. Key gripes included a reasonably comfortable, although bit hard ride, and the decibel level in the cabin from road and engine noise is a little high. Read the full review here!

Perfect for

Value-seeking drivers who want a good looking car and don’t care about the badge

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