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KIA RIO Used Car Review

Pros

Cons

  • Comfortable ride
  • Spacious cabin and boot for class
  • Seven-year warranty on recent models is transferable (if servicing up to date)
  • Good build quality from 2011 onwards
  • High pricing compared to some rivals
  • No sedan alternative available in AU market
  • 1.4L engine has little go and mated to indecisive 4-speed auto
  • Short on active safety features
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Top2012 Kia Rio UB MY12 S White 6 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 280801 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

MASSIVE MAY CLEARANCE. ALL VEHICLES MUST BE DELIVERED BY 31/05/22. 2012 Built 2013 Compliance Kia Rio S 6 SPEED Manual Hatchback. White. Mechanically A1. Very Tidy example. Ideal 1st Car. Air Conditioning and power Steering, Bluetooth Connectivity, Alloy Wheels and Remote Central locking. Protect your investment with a 1,2 or 3 year mechanical warranty plan. This vehicle is comparitive to Hyundai Accent, VW Golf, Ford Focus and Toyota Yaris for marketreviews and conparisions. Contact our windso

$6,995Drive Away^
Windsor, QLD

Dealer used
21/05/2022

TopKia

  • 190000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

Automatic Rego July Rwc in price Good tyres Cold air conditioning Timing chain motor 4 cylinder motor Great fuel efficiency Just serviced in price $6999 We are at 317 Stafford Rd Stafford

$6,999
Stafford, QLD

Dealer used
20/05/2022

Top2017 Kia Rio YB MY18 S Blue 4 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 85987 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

Perfect first car or daily run-around. This little Kia Rio is fantastic value for money. With very low kilometres from new, it still presents beautifully inside and out with heaps of great features including phone projection via Apple Carplay and Android Auto, rear parking sensors with a built-in reverse camera and more. The 1.4L engine is both reliable and great on fuel and comes workshop inspected with service log book provided for peace of mind. At that price, this one will surely not last l

$15,926
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
20/05/2022

Top2019 Kia Rio YB MY20 S White 4 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 13840 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

Why pay more? Located just 5 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in Mile End South is where we make car buying easy. With multiple car finance options and the best market value on your trade in, we make it even easier. We have hundreds of cars all under one roof and we can bring the car to your home or office. We can also help with a Virtual appointment, so why pay more and do things the hard way? Car buying made easy! Why pay more? easyauto123 Located just 5 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in

$19,963
Mile End South, SA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

Top2019 Kia Rio YB MY19 S Silver 4 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 23783 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

**MASSIVE END OF MONTH 4 DAY SALE - $2,500 OFF!** WAS $23,850 - NOW ONLY $21,350 DRIVE AWAY! THAT'S RIGHT! THE DEALS DON'T GET ANY BETTER - STARTING THIS WEDNESDAY MAY 25th FOR 4 DAYS ONLY WE ARE TAKING A MASSIVE $2,500 OFF THE PRICE OF OUR ALREADY LOW PRICES ON OUR SELECTED QUALITY USED CAR STOCK. BEING THE BIGGEST FRANCHISE USED CAR DEALER IN VICTORIA WE HAVE OVER 250 QUALITY LATE MODEL USED CARS IN STOCK AND AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY NOW. OFFER ONLY AVAILABLE FOR CARS DELIVERED OR PAID IN

$21,350Drive Away^
Elsternwick, VIC

Dealer used
21/05/2022

Top2013 Kia Rio UB MY13 S Red 6 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 75421 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS and ready to serve your every motoring need!! Our showrooms and vehicles are cleaned and sanitized daily. Obligation free trade appraisals and finance quotes are available over the phone! We can even bring the vehicle to your home or work for an inspection or send you a comprehensive video of the many features of the car. BUYING A VEHICLE HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY! ENQUIRE NOW!!

$8,855
Wickham, NSW

Dealer used
21 hours ago

STUNNING KIA RIO AUTOMATIC FUEL EFFICIENT 4CY

  • 166250 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto

**WHOLESALER TO PUBLIC** ***Finance, trade in and warranty available*** Our cars are mechanically inspected, Roadworthy and have warranties from 30 days up to 5 years 2013 KIA RIO AUTOMATIC HATCHBACK FUEL EFFICIENT 4 CYLINDER ONLY 166,000 KM REGO: 05/05/22 -REMOTE KEY -CLEAR TITTLE PPSR (NO ACCIDENTS / FINANCE) -BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY -FUEL EFFICIENT 4 CYL -FULL LOGBOOK/SERVICE HISTORY -HANDS FREE CONNECTIVITY -COLD AIRCON -POWER MIRRORS/WINDOWS -ABS -TRACTION CONTROL -ENGINE IMMOBILISER

$9,980
Northgate, QLD

Dealer used
9 minutes ago

2017 Kia Rio YB MY18 S White 4 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 64823 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

We have one of the largest ranges of Pre-Owned vehicles in Perth together with an excellent reputation. Should you be unable to visit us, we'll gladly come and see you at your home or office, at a time that best suits you. Interstate enquiries are warmly welcomed; we will organize your new vehicle transported directly to your door, making it the simplest of processes. Don't miss out on the car of your dreams for the sake of a little distance! We have a Dedicated In-house Business Manager for

$17,984
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
34 minutes ago

2011 Kia Rio Sports 5 Sp Manual 5d Hatchback

  • 158350 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

What a little beauty this car is (wifes car) owned and looked after by lady since new. Low k's clean as a whistle and has been looked after with pride. Very economical to get around and runs extremley well, it has had some sun damage as seen in photos as most red cars have and has been sprayed on bonnet. I have a rwc and is registered until July 2022, and also services up to date log book.

$5,990
Burrum Heads, QLD

37 minutes ago

2012 Kia Rio S

  • 264946 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

2012 Kia Rio 3 Door manual hatch with 10 months rego This little fuel efficient Rio drives like new and presents exceptionally well inside and out Cheap on fuel low maintenance hatch Rwc is supplied 10 months rego included Cold aircon Near new tyres Air bags Abs We are by appointment only so any questions or to arrange an inspection just call text or message

$5,900
Rosemount, QLD

Dealer used
54 minutes ago

2012 Kia Rio UB MY12 S Silver 4 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 84498 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

Fantastic little immaculate inside and out, comes with 100 point safety inspection super cheap to run ideal first car call we can arrange finance as well

$13,990
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
54 minutes ago

2019 Kia Rio YB MY20 S White 4 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 13840 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

Why pay more? Located just 5 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in Mile End South is where we make car buying easy. With multiple car finance options and the best market value on your trade in, we make it even easier. We have hundreds of cars all under one roof and we can bring the car to your home or office. We can also help with a Virtual appointment, so why pay more and do things the hard way? Car buying made easy! Why pay more? easyauto123 Located just 5 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in

$19,963
Mile End South, SA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2020 Kia Rio YB MY20 GT-Line DCT White 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 25084 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 3 cyl 1.0L

Great looking car in the best colour. Won't last! As the Sutherland Shire’s newest independent auto warehouse, we stock a range of Sydney’s best used vehicles at unbeatable prices! At our warehouse in Caringbah, you’ll find a great selection of cars to suit all lifestyles, budgets and preference. Don’t have what you are looking for? Our wholesale team buys over 300 cars a month! Let us find the perfect car for you! Our used cars undergo a comprehensive multi-point independent mechanical inspect

$25,490
Caringbah, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2012 Kia Rio UB MY12 SLS Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 75056 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS - Monday to Saturday! This 2012 Kia Rio SLS Automatic Hatch is in excellent condition inside and out - complete with a comprehensive service history supported by all original Log Books. Features include: -Compact City Sizing -Immaculately Presented Leather Interior -Keyless Access -Push Button Start -6 Speaker Stereo

$13,490
Brookvale, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2016 Kia Rio UB MY16 S White 6 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 112276 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

BALANCE OF NEW CAR WARRNTY, BLUETOOTH, USB, ...... PLEASE NOTE: This car is priced to SELL, ENQUIRE ONLY IF YOU ARE READY TO PURCHASE IMMEDIATELY and one of our sales consultants will call you within 24 hours with more information and to set up an appointment at your preferred date and time to view and test drive. If you can't make it to our showroom the purchase can be done over the phone and the car can be delivered to you. THIS CAR COMES FULLY PREPARED DRIVE AWAY NO MORE TO PAY -

$11,990Drive Away^
Hoppers Crossing, VIC

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2020 Kia Rio YB PE MY21 S Sporty Blue 6 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 6979 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

IT'S NOT WHITE OR SILVER!! Sport Blue MY21 Kia Rio first licensed in 2021 so comes with balance of Factory UNLIMITED KM's Warranty until 4th January 2028! Great buying @ the Internet Special of $21990 FIXED. Call now to arrange a viewing!

$21,990
South Bunbury, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2018 Kia Rio YB MY18 S Signal Red 4 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 99561 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

Hard to find late model Kia Rio 5 Door Automatic Hatch for under 20K. Privately owned from new comes with balance of Factory 7 YR Warranty until 27th April 2025 UNLIMITED Km's. Looks the part in Signal Red Metallic and great buying @ the Internet Special of $17850 FIXED. Call now to register your valued Interest!

$17,850
South Bunbury, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2017 Kia Rio YB MY17 SI Silver 4 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 96240 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

Priced to sell, SI HATCH, automatic, service books, Sat Nav (GPS), cruise control, bluetooth, reverse camera & sensors, DAB radio, AUX?USB input, side airbags, alloy wheels, full electrics, etc... All on road costs (rwc, rego, stamp duty and transfer fee) included at this price - no more to pay! With over 200 used cars in stock, we can help in finding the right car for you. We are located only 10 mins from the w’errib’ee mansion, come in and experience the difference at Vict

$21,490Drive Away^
Hoppers Crossing, VIC

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2019 Kia Rio YB MY19 S White 4 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 47706 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

FULL SERVICE HISTORY AND GENUINE BOOKS APPLE PLAY REVERSE CAMERA NEW KIA WARRANTY TILL MAY 2026 WE specialize in late model vehicles 4cyl automatic sedans .wagons and commercials at competitive prices, all our vehicles are professionally detailed, safety checked and serviced prior to sale. Ask us for the weekly payments on this (or any other) vehicle! On site Finance is available, please ask our friendly business manager to assist. Ask about your free Protection Plus finance protection,

$18,888
Melrose Park, SA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2009 Kia Rio JB MY09 LX Silver 5 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 28032 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

That's not a typo! This car has travelled a genuine 28000klms. One previous lady owner and in Great condition throughout. Backed by 3 years of Australia wide warranty.* Any inspection is welcome! You will not find better. Trade-In's are welcome & Competitive Finance Quotes Available. We pride ourselves on having competitive finance and insurance options, with the ability to use multiple lenders to ensure we get the best package available to you. Approvals can given same day in most circumsta

$10,340Drive Away^
Bundaberg West, QLD

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2013 Kia Rio HATCHBACK 3 Doors with RWC

  • 200000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

2013 Kia Rio HATCHBACK 3 Doors with RWC in very good condition in and out,, books and lots of service history. Good engine and 6Sp gearbox drives Amazing. Good straight body Good clean interior Ice cold aircon Electric windows Tinted windows 2x remote control locking Reverse sensor Cruise control Bluetooth and USB. ipod, AUX This car has been maintain and look after.. Will be sold with RWC Located in thomastown vic For more info please contact

$6,000
Thomastown, VIC

3 hours ago

2008 Kia Rio

  • 270000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

For sale is my 2008 model Kia Rio 5speed manual great little car good tires. tidy in and out very cheap on fuel drives Extremely well $4200 for more information call

$4,200
Gagebrook, TAS

5 hours ago

2012 Kia Rio UB MY12 S Red 6 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 201685 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

easyauto123 - Your one stop shop for used cars in Brisbane. With over 500 used cars onsite, most under cover, you are assured of the largest selection of used cars in Brisbane. Located just 5 minutes from both Brisbane Airport and Brisbane CBD and just a short walk from Hendra train station, right next to the Gateway Motorway north of the Gateway Bridge. Can't make it in? We'll come to you if you're in the Brisbane region or one of our friendly team can even give you a tour of any car on sit

$7,057Drive Away^
Hendra, QLD

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2014 Kia Rio UB MY14 S White 6 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 194750 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

2014 KIA RIO, 2 DOOR MANUAL, HAS TRAVELED 194750 KILOMETRES, COMES WITH RWC & REGO VALID TILL OCTOBER 2022! HAS SERVICE HISTORY BOOKS AND CLEAR TITLES REPORT! LATE MODEL CAR, ZIPPY, EASY TO DRIVE AND CHEAP TO RUN. HAS GOT AIRBAGS, ABS BRAKES, BLUETOOTH HANDSFREE, MULTI FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL, CD PLAYER, AUX INPUT, USB INPUT AND MORE.. ** FINANCE AVAILABLE ** TRADE IN WELCOME LOCATED 15 MIN AWAY FROM MELB CBD NEAR HIGHPOINT SHIPPING CENTRE

$7,490
Maidstone, VIC

Dealer used
9 hours ago

2007 KIA RIO EX MANUAL MY07!!! ONLY DONE 115792KM!!!

  • 115792 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual

2007 KIA RIO EX MANUAL MY07!!! ONLY DONE 115792KM!!! ***MANUAL*** ***GREAT VALUE*** *** PERFECT FIRST CAR***RELIABLE*** ***FINANCE AVAILABLE***FREE PRE APPROVAL over the link https://loansunlimited.com.au/dealer/3mt/ This Kia Rio is perfect for the first car buyer or someone wanting to tackle city driving with ease. This is a great small hatch and is finished off nicely in Features such as: ✅ AUX connection ✅ REALY LOW KM, ONLY DONE 115792!!! ✅ light engine &aci

$4,980
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
9 hours ago

2021 Kia Rio YB MY22 S Silver 6 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 14860 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

We are Tasmania's largest and most reputable automotive dealer, stocking one of the largest ranges of vehicles throughout Australia. We have a variety of competitive finance and warranty options available and have an after sales team that provides service second-to-none. We welcome trade-ins and guarantee a competitive price for your existing vehicle or vehicles. Take delivery of your used vehicle at any of our locations throughout Tasmania or we can deliver it to your home if it makes things e

$22,990
Launceston, TAS

Dealer used
9 hours ago

KIA RIO S

  • 134000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

KIA RIO $ 11500 134.000 Log book Ks Log books and all books from new 6 speed manual Hill assist Aug private rego with recent pink slip Head light protectors bonnet protector mud flaps dash mat floor mats door weather shields seat covers Tint windows Hands free ph Steering wheel controls Air con works great 2 keys Paint and body is very good no paint fade Cd aux usb ports All tyres are 90% Over all its in very good condition with no issues at all my local Machanic can tell u Full tank fuel last

$11,500
Wauchope, NSW

11 hours ago

2007 Kia Rio

  • 246174 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual

2007 Kia Rio Manual Great little car 3 months rego can be added for $300 additionally MD080121 Located 73-79 Victoria st Dubbo

$3,990
Dubbo, NSW

Dealer used
12 hours ago

2009 Kia Rio JB EX Silver 4 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 148163 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

We are a GOLD COAST based Dealer. Comes with 6 MONTHS REGO on delivery. Automatic. Tidy for age. Power Steering. Air Conditioned. Central Locking. Anti-locking Brakes. Power Windows. Central Locking. Dual Airbags. We provide Certified Roadworthy and PPSR Certificate. Guaranteed Clear Title. (NOT a write-off). All cars are workshop tested. Family Licensed Dealer selling locally 31 years.

$7,750
Southport, QLD

Dealer used
14 hours ago

2019 Kia Rio YB MY19 S Red 4 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 57122 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

*** FLEET BUY BACK BULK PURCHASE *** THESE VEHICLES ARE PRICED TO SELL *** REMAINDER OF NCW *** ALL 1 OWNERS FROM NEW WITH FULL SERVICE HISTORY *** IMMEDIATE DELIVERY *** CALL NOW!! Welcome to one of our finest 'Pre-Owned' vehicles. All of our vehicles undergo an extensive 130 Point Check in our state-of-the-art facilities by factory trained technicians. We have one of the largest ranges of Pre-Owned vehicles in Perth together with an excellent reputation. Should you be unable to visit us

$19,986
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
16 hours ago

  • Common FAQs
  • CarsGuide gave the Kia RIO an average rating of 7.2 out of 10 with 44 expert reviews.The reviews span across several years and variants. Check CarsGuide site for more details.

Overview of the Kia Rio

Overview of the Kia Rio

KIA RIO GENERATIONS (SINCE 2000)

2000-2005

2005-2011

2011-2016

2017 onwards

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

1.4L 4-cylinder: 5.6 to 6.2 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO KIA RIO

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: KIA RIO (2011 TO 2016)

Some more recent build Rios will still have be covered under the original manufacturer's warranty. However, Kia is only obliged to honour that warranty if the car has been serviced properly. So that's the absolute first check : the car's service history.

Any gaps in the service history mean the factory warranty might not apply, leaving you up the creek when you thought you were covered.

This isn't a Kia thing; it applies to all makes and models, it's just that the Kia warranty is so good, it keeps giving for up to six or seven years after the car was bought brand-new.

The biggest ongoing problem with this model Kia is a range of bangs, rattles and squeaks from underneath the car. A noisy engine sometimes led to complete engine replacement, but there have also been reports of suspension clunks and even creaking driveshafts which, in some cases, needed replacement.

So turn the radio off for the test drive and listen carefully to what the car is trying to tell you.