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2010 (10) Kia Rio1.4 Strike 5dr

Linwood Vauxhall / Jeep / Alfa Romeo

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Digital clockDoor ajar warning
Low fuel warning lightPAS
Remote fuel flap releaseTachometer

Entertainment

4 speakersRDS radio CD with MP3 player
USB and auxiliary socket 

Exterior Features

Black headlamp bezelsBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody coloured door mirrors
Body coloured waistline mouldingsElectric front/rear windows/one touch facility
Heated rear window with timerInternally adjustable door mirrors
Rear wash/wipeRoof mounted aerial
Tinted glassVariable front intermittent wipers with mist function

Interior Features

12V accessory power point in centre console4 speed front ventilation fan
60/40 split rear seatsAir conditioning
Cloth upholsteryCupholders in centre console
Driver's seat armrestDriver/passenger front seatback pockets
Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrorsFront and rear interior lights with delay
Front door map pocketsFront passenger assist grip
GloveboxHeight adjustable driver's seat
Height adjustable front seat head restraintsHeight adjustable rear seat head restraints (x3)
Isofix system on outer rear seatsLoad area light
Luggage restraint rings in luggage areaRear assist grips with coat hook
Rear parcel shelfSlide/reclining front seats
Tilt adjustable steering wheel 

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS/EBD
Driver airbagDriver seatbelt warning indicator
Front passenger airbagFront seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters
Height adjustable front seatbeltsPassenger airbag deactivate switch
Rear child proof door locksSide and Curtain airbags

Security

Engine immobiliserFolding key
Perimeter alarmRemote central door locking

Wheels

14" alloy wheelsFull size spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.511CO2 (g/km)139
HC0.058Noise Level dB(A)72
NOx0.02Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1399Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Cylinders - Bore (mm)75.5
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)78.1Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)47.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)55.4EC Urban (mpg)38.7

General

Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power96
Coin SeriesStrikeInsurance Group 14
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0713DInsurance Group 2D
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Special EditionTrueStandard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)12.3Engine Power - BHP96
Engine Power - KW71Engine Power - RPM6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT93Engine Torque - MKG13
Engine Torque - NM125Engine Torque - RPM4700
Top Speed108 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front185/65 R14
Tyre Size Rear185/65 R14Tyre Size Spare185/65 R14
Wheel Type14" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1470Length3990
Wheelbase2500Width1695

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1580
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1145Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)270
Max. Loading Weight426Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1100Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked453
Minimum Kerbweight1154No. of Seats5
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

BY ANDY ENRIGHT

Introduction

Sometimes car buyers don't want to do the research. They want something that's going to be easy to buy, easy to maintain and easy to drive. They don't care about handling, soft-touch plastics or 0-60 times. They just want a hassle-free experience and that's exactly what's served up by the Kia Rio. Good looking and inoffensive, the Rio is a very good cheap car. As a used buy it has plenty to commend it.

History

The Kia Rio first established itself as a very spacious but rather outdated budget hatchback that originally went on sale back in 2001. Kia was still struggling to establish itself in Western markets at that stage and had little clue as to the detailed requirements of European and US drivers. The Rio sold in modest numbers while elsewhere in the company's model line-up, with each successive car, Kia zeroed in closer to design respectability. Vehicles like the Picanto, the Sedona and the Sportage established the Korean company as a credible manufacturer of value products but the MK2 Rio, while massively better than its predecessor, never really caught on in the same way. Introduced in September 2005, this Rio featured a crucial ingredient lacking from its predecessor - the option of a diesel engine. One five, door body style, two trim levels and a choice of a 1.4-litre petrol or a 1.5-litre diesel was the extent of the Rio range.

What You Get

One of the key problems of the old car was that from a styling perspective, it didn't seem to know quite what it wanted to be. It seemed to hover somewhere between a hatch and an estate, but the second generation car sharpens up the styling quite significantly. In fact, it's almost what you could call good looking, with a smart fresh family face. Everything about the car was redesigned. That styling, for example, went down well, featuring as it did a bolder nose, a more dynamic profile and a neater interior. Comfort-wise, there was more headroom, legroom and shoulder room, especially in the rear. From a safety perspective, there were twin front, side and curtain airbags, plus active head restraints and the option for owners to consider the availability of the electronic stability programme, ESP. As for performance, well, rather unusually, this was an all-new car that launched with all-new engines, with both diesel and petrol units claimed by Kia to be amongst the class best. Both featured much stronger refinement than Kia had been able to offer in the past, courtesy of sleeker aerodynamics, a stronger structure and greatly enhanced NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) measures. Finally, customer convenience was also high on the developers' list, with the Mk2 Rio offering a more versatile cargo space, a trip computer, solar glass and the availability of keyless entry. The Rio still revelled in its shameless affordability and decent equipment levels, the entry-level model including central locking and twin front airbags as part of its standard specification. There was also an optional Dynamic pack that included a rear spoiler, a sunroof and an Electronic Stability Program for additional safety. The 3,990 mm long second generation Rio hatchback is taller (+50 mm), wider (+15 mm) but shorter (-250 mm) than the model it replaced. The car also has a much longer wheelbase (+90 mm) which, combined with careful packaging of the mechanical components, enabled it at launch to claim 'best-in-class' interior space for maximum occupant comfort. The Rio's wheelbase is between 9mm and 40mm, longer (in 2005 at least) than rivals like Volkswagen's Polo, Skoda's Fabia, Peugeot's 206, Ford's Fiesta and Vauxhall's Corsa, while its overall width was from 12mm to 49mm wider. The overall length was between 30mm and 168mm longer than those potential supermini rivals.

What to Look For

The Rio looks a little flimsy inside and the cabins are prone to minor plastic parts breaking and extraneous squeaks and rattles developing. The mechanicals are reasonably simple and rarely give cause for complaint. Kias bear up pretty well reliability-wise, but do check for its service history and contact a few franchised dealers to try to find the best bargain available.

Replacement Parts

(Estimated prices, based on a 2006 1.4 LX) Kia spares prices have gained an enviable reputation for good value, and replacement parts for the Rio are no exception. A clutch assembly is around £140, whilst front brake pads weigh in at around £40. An alternator will cost around £120, and for a starter motor you'll be looking at £110.

On the Road

Diesel power has been a popular option for Rio customers. The 1.5 CRDi unit on offer features a common rail fuel injection system and an advanced variable geometry turbocharger (VGT). Similar to the larger Cerato family hatchback's engine, this powerplant produces decent power and clean emissions that meet Euro 4 criteria. Performance of the 110PS 1.5 diesel unit is highly competitive and class-leading in an area of the market where most rivals have 75PS or less. The 16-valve engine delivers 235 Nm of torque at just 2,000 rpm, so you shouldn't have to row this Kia along with the gearlever. For customers who prefer petrol power or require an automatic transmission, a 1.4-litre 16-valve petrol engine is also available. This 1.4-litre engine made its world premiere in the Rio. Its DOHC, 16-valve unit generates a maximum of 97PS and maximum torque of 125.4 Nm at 4,700 rpm, making the Rio one of the most powerful cars in the 1,400 cc class. Thus the car outperforms all its comparable 1.4-litre supermini rivals, with up to 22PS more power than competitors. Both engines available in the five-door were offered with a five-speed manual transmission as standard. Available as an option, a four-speed automatic transmission specifically developed and tuned for the Rio was offered on the petrol engine only. The Rio is a surprisingly tight-feeling package on the road, with a reasonably taut suspension set up that keeps body roll well in check. Whereas the old car was pretty entertaining but somewhat crashy, the MK2 model's revised suspension geometry offers a little more refinement over ruts and potholes without sacrificing the fun factor. Indeed, the Rio is good sport to hustle about, the rack and pinion steering being light and accurate; something that has defeated the best efforts of many more prestigious manufacturers.

Overall

The Kia Rio isn't the most exciting car your budget will stretch to but it's modern, good looking and, importantly for many, nearly new. It's hard to criticise at these prices and would make a very good choice for the more mature buyer looking for something that's not going to let them down.

Performance
50%
Handling
40%
Comfort
40%
Space
60%
Styling
40%
Build
40%
Value
70%
Equipment
60%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
40%
Insurance
70%

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