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Kia Rio
PriceA$19,090 - A$24,990
Fuel Efficiency5.3 - 6L/100km
ANCAP Rating5 / 5
Latest CarExpert Rating7.5 / 10

Kia Rio

The Kia Rio is positioned between the Kia Picanto and Cerato, and goes head-to-head with more expensive competitors such as the Mazda 2 and Toyota Yaris in a dwindling market segment. It's available in S, Sport, and GT-Line variations.

Base models Kia Rio's have a 1.4-litre petrol engine with six-speed manual or automatic transmissions, while the flagship gets a three-cylinder turbo with a dual-clutch auto and seven forward gears. 

While it lacks edgy design and is decent rather than sporty to drive, the Kia Rio comes relatively well-equipped and gets a long warranty. 

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Kia Rio Variants

6-speed Manual
MRLP A$19,090
6-speed Manual
MRLP A$20,090
6-speed Manual
MRLP A$20,590
6-speed Automatic
MRLP A$21,390
6-speed Automatic
MRLP A$22,390
6-speed Automatic
MRLP A$22,890
7-speed Auto Dual Clutch
MRLP A$24,990

Variants from Previous Years

2020 Kia Rio

Kia Rio FAQs

How much does the 2021 Kia Rio cost?

The 2021 Kia Rio range kicks off from A$19,090 (plus on-road costs) for the "Rio S" variant and finishes at A$24,990 (plus on-road costs) for the "Rio GT-LINE" variant.

In which country is the Kia Rio built?

The Kia Rio is built in Korea and is then shipped to Australia.

What is the Kia Rio towing capacity?

The 2021 Kia Rio has a braked towing capacity from 800kg to 900kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity of 450kg.

What are the service intervals of the Kia Rio?

Kia suggests that owners service their Kia Rio every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

How safe is the Kia Rio?

The Kia Rio has a five star ANCAP safety rating out of five.

What type of fuel does the Kia Rio use?

The 2021 Kia Rio uses only Unleaded Petrol.

How many doors does the Kia Rio have?

The 2021 Kia Rio has 5 doors.

Is the Kia Rio any good?

In our latest review the Kia Rio scored 7.5 out of 10. Read the full Kia Rio review here.

What is the warranty for the Kia Rio?

The 2021 Kia Rio has a 7 year, unlimited km warranty.