Who are Kia?
Kia might not be the highest profile car manufacturer in the UK, but it’s a different story in South Korea, where the firm is second only to Hyundai.
Kia launched the Rio back in August 2000. When it was first launched, it was the cheapest mass-produced car in the US, although the quality came in for some flak.
But that all changed with the later-generation models, and now What Car? gives the Rio a great review, commending its roomy interiors, great tech and competitive running costs.
New models come with high-grade safety features, including warnings when you stray from your lane, and automatic braking if the car senses you’re about to collide with something (or someone).
You’ve got five versions to choose from. The entry-level model is the Rio 1, then costs move steadily upwards for the Rio 2, Rio 3 and Rio GT Line. The Rio GT-Line S is the top-of-the-line model, with added features like blind-spot detection and heated front seats
Frequently asked questions
How much does a Kia Rio cost to insure?
You may find you’re quoted a different figure though. This is because insurance providers take into account all sorts of factors when calculating your premium price. They’ll consider your age, driving experience and where you live, as well as your annual mileage and what you do for a living.
They’ll also check which insurance group the car belongs to. There are 50 insurance groups, numbered 1-50, and as a rule, the lower the insurance group number, the lower your premium will be.
|Kia Rio 1||Groups 4-6|
|Kia Rio 2||Groups 4-8|
|Kia Rio 3||Groups 5-8|
Can I cut the cost of my Kia Rio insurance?
There are a few ways that could help to cut the cost of your insurance. One is to increase your voluntary excess. If you’re a young or inexperienced driver, it could pay to add a more experienced driver to your policy – just make sure you’re not guilty of fronting. Failing that, you could also look at a telematics policy.
It’s also worth seeing what factors affect your insurance premium and if there’s anything else you can do to lower yours.
Where can I find Kia Rio car insurance?
Looking to insure a Kia Rio? Comparing with us could be a great way to get a cheaper deal. Just give us a few details about yourself and your car, and we’ll do the rest. It couldn’t be easier.
Need more info about the average cost of car insurance for other makes and models? Our car manufacturers hub is where you’ll find it.