What makes the Kia Rio so great?
The main thing that makes the little Rio stand out, is its warranty – because it’s a Kia, it comes with a seven year, 100,000-mile warranty that’s fully transferable. So ownership is pretty stress free and it’s also a reflection of the confidence Kia clearly have in their product.
It’s also a safe car – Euro NCAP the car safety experts have given the Rio the full five stars for 2011 models onwards. Rios comes with a whole load of safety features as standard across the versions they do so you know you’re in safe wheels. Equipment as standard includes:
- anti-lock braking (which stops your car from skidding about too much)
- electronic stability control (which just makes sure your car’s always stable and reduces the risk of sliding around)
- twin front airbags
- side and curtain airbags
- Isofix fittings
- child safety door locks
So if you’re accident prone or just want to make sure you’re safe on the roads then the Kia Rio could be for you.
The Rio’s longer than competitors the Fiesta and the Polo so there’s more space and four adults can very comfortably travel on longer journeys. You can fit five adults but probably only best for trips to the local shops.
You can choose the Rio in three or five door options and as they come with Isofix fittings, you’ll be able to conveniently get a child car seat in the latter models. Storage is also good so if you are travelling with kids, then there’s lots of room to store essentials. Door bins are generous and there are cup holders and a large glovebox. So it’s solid, practical and well-built inside.
The newer models are also well equipped in the infotainment area too, with a USB port as standard which allows you to simply plug in your smartphone to listen to your music rather than faff around with the stereo. If you opt for the higher spec models you can even enjoy a touchscreen and sat nav system.