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2017 (67) Kia Rio 1.25 Pulse 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

5" Colour screenDigital clock
Electric power steeringGear selection indicator
Outside temperature displayRear parking sensor
Reversing cameraTachometer
Trip computerWindscreen washer level indicator

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Intelligent Stop and Go 

Entertainment

6 speakersBluetooth connectivity including audio streaming
DAB Digital radioSteering wheel mounted audio controls
USB and auxiliary socket 

Exterior Features

Automatic lighting controlBlack grille with chrome surround
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Daytime running lightsElectric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Electric front windows + drivers one touchHeadlamp levelling
Heated rear windowLED indicators in door mirrors
Privacy glassRear electric windows
Rear wash/wipeRed mirror caps
Red roofRed side sills
Tinted glassVariable front intermittent wipers with mist function
Welcome home function 

Interior Features

2x 12V sockets3 passenger grab handles
60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seatsAir conditioning
Centre console storage box/armrestDoor pockets with bottle holder
Driver's seat height adjusterDriver/passenger front seatback pockets
Driver/passenger sunvisors and illuminated vanity mirrorsFaux leather upholstery
Height adjustable headrestsISOFIX top tethers and lower anchor points
Leather trimmed gearshiftLeather trimmed steering wheel
Load area lightOverhead console with sunglasses holder
Rear parcel shelfRheostat dimmer switch
Silver interior door handlesStainless steel pedals
Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel 

Passive Safety

3-point front seatbelts3x3 point rear seatbelts
ABS/EBDAutomatic unlocking of doors in case of impact
Cornering brake controlCurtain airbags
Driver and passenger airbagsESC + BAS + VSM + HAC
Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limitersFront side airbags
Height adjustable front seatbelt anchorsHill start assist control (HAC)
Passenger airbag deactivate switchRear child proof door locks
Seatbelt warningTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Anti theft alarmDeadlocking system
Engine immobiliserFolding key
Locking wheel nutsRemote central door locking
Speed sensitive auto door locking 

Trim

Red metallic paint fascia trim 

Wheels

17" alloy wheelsTyre mobility system
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.422CO2 (g/km)109
HC0.031Noise Level dB(A)71
NOx0.011Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1248Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)58.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)68.9EC Urban (mpg)47.1

General

Badge Engine CC1.25Badge Power83
Based On ID78102Coin SeriesPulse
Generation Mark3Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 077E
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Special EditionTrueVehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)12.5
Engine Power - BHP83Engine Power - KW62
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT89
Engine Torque - MKG12.3Engine Torque - NM121
Engine Torque - RPM4000Top Speed107

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear205/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1455Length4065
Wheelbase2580Width1725
Width (including mirrors)1993 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1560
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)980Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)325
Max. Loading Weight450Max. Roof Load70
Max. Towing Weight - Braked910Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked450
Minimum Kerbweight1110No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Kia Rio

The Kia Rio is an inexpensive supermini that more than punches its weight. June Neary tries it.

Will It Suit Me?

My only previous acquaintance with the Kia Rio was many years ago and it's an experience I've tried to scrub from my mind. It wasn't particularly edifying. I remember a car with suspension that seemed to be made of Victoria sponge and upholstery that generated more static electricity than a Van der Graaf generator. Therefore you can understand that when I was informed that I would be running a Rio for a week, I was hardly jumping for joy. How wrong I was. When the latest fourth generation model arrived, I was very pleasantly surprised. It looked very modern, the interior styling was neat, it was well equipped and build quality immediately seemed better than the much more expensive Alfa Romeo I'd just been driving. Call me impressed.

Practicalities

The Rio competes against cars in the Fiesta and Corsa supermini class, so it needs to be very good to even feed at the scraps from this particular table. Fortunately it looks to have what it takes. At this point, I should confess that the Rio and I didn't get off to the most harmonious start. I reached over to put something in the boot and managed to get a carpet burn from the parcel shelf edge right across the bridge of my nose. Things had to get better after that. There's a decent amount of space in the front seat and the driver's seat and the steering wheel are multi-adjustable. The seats are firm and the rearward visibility isn't particularly good. Shorter drivers might find reversing round a corner a bit nerve-wracking. The boot isn't long but it's fairly deep and measures 325-litres in all. There's a nice soft-touch pressure pad that you use to open the tailgate and the doors all shut with a reassuring thunk. Rear seat space is more than adequate for a six-footer to sit behind a six-foot driver.

Behind the Wheel

The Rio that I tried was a 1.0-litre three-cylinder T-GDI petrol variant. Although it only generated 99bhp, that's plenty for city duties and Kia has worked hard at engine refinement at low engine revs, that part of the power band you'll be using in urban areas. The 0-62mph of 10.3s promised plenty of pep and the torque figure of 171Nm means there's even more zip than the sprint figure suggests. You have to work the gearbox to extract it though. The variant I tried is capable of 62.8mpg on the combined cycle and 102g/km of CO2. I think this 1.0 T-GDI unit is a much better bet than the two older-tech 'Kappa' family petrol engines in the range, the 83bhp 1.25-litre unit that budget buyers will choose and the 98bhp 1.4-litre variant that's the only Rio powerplant you can order with automatic transmission. If you want a diesel, there are two 1.4-litre CRDi options, with a choice between 76 and 89bhp outputs. On the move, the steering is crisp and accurate, the brakes powerful and body control is very good. The ride is fairly firm in a manner that's not unlike a Volkswagen Polo. The major controls are very well planned and I particularly liked the centre-dash 7-inch touchscreen supplied on my top-spec test model, complete with navigation and a full suite of 'Kia Connected Services'. These include wi-fi options and an opportunity to link in your smartphone via either 'Apple CarPlay' or 'Android Auto'.

Value For Money

Kia might be positioning the Rio affordably in the supermini sector (prioces sit in the £12,000 to £17,000 bracket) but it hasn't stinted on kit. Even the base '1'-spec model gets air conditioning, auto headlights, front foglamps, LED daytime running lights and Bluetooth with music streaming, as well as powered heated mirrors, front electric windows and a four-speaker audio system with USB and Aux-in ports. Almost certainly though, you'll be wanting to at least trade up to a Rio with the mid-spec '2'-trim level that'll be recognisable by its chrome-framed front grille and 15-inch alloy wheels. Other '2'-trim features include a much nicer cabin that includes smarter upholstery, a centre console armrest and storage box, an upgraded 3.5-inch instrument binnacle screen and a 5-inch colour centre dash infotainment monitor that also includes a rear view camera. At this level, you also get cruise control with a speed limiter, power-folding mirrors, rear parking sensors and rear electric windows.

Could I Live With One?

There aren't too many vehicles which are easier to live with than a Kia Rio, especially if you're the one footing the bill. True, it's not the most dynamic supermini in the sector to drive: but it is one of the better ones in the class to ride in, which is arguably more important. If Kia could complete the package with a more sophisticated engine range, then the opposition really would start to worry. As it is, the impressive 1.0-litre T-GDI petrol unit that I tried represents just a taste of what's to come.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
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Value
100%
Equipment
80%
Economy
100%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
90%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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Monthly payment£283.72
Deposit£249
Term (months)36
Fixed interest rate4.5%
Cash price£12,998
Credit amount£12,749
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£5152
Total amount payable£15,332.20
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage24,000
Excess mileage charge9.0p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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