Used Kia Rio buying guide
Many small hatches or sedans are all about packing the most value in, and the Kia Rio is a perfect example of just that. It’s known for its practicality and compact size that provides great manoeuvrability, offering a comfortable ride for commuters or first car buyers. Like many small cars such as the Mazda 2 and Hyundai i30, the Kia Rio has become a mainstay on city streets. The affordable price and great fuel efficiency is also what makes a used Kia Rio such a popular choice as a used buy that you can depend on.
At a glance
Kia Rio models: what’s included
You’ll find three common variants when you’re buying a used Kia Rio, with varying equipment across the range. Here’s a few highlights:
Kia Rio S
The Kia Rio S is the base model, fitted with a 1.4L petrol engine, 4-speed sports auto transmission, and 15-inch steel wheels. It comes with the following standard features: reversing camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, split fold rear seats, tilt and telescopic multi-function steering wheel, anti-lock brakes, traction control, electronic brake force distribution, hill-start assist, and brake assist. The Kia Rio S delivers a package that pleases many, with generous equipment that works great as a first car or a small family car.
Kia Rio Sport
Along with 17-inch alloy wheels, the Rio Sport adds cruise control, heated and folding power mirrors, a premium leather-look shift knob and steering wheel, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, forward collision alert, and driver attention detection. You’ll get the added value of a few more driver assist tech and convenient features on the mid-range Rio Sport.
Kia Rio GT-Line
The range-topping Rio GT-Line switches up to a 1.0L turbocharged three-cylinder engine and 7-speed dual clutch transmission, and adds rain sensing wipers, rear privacy glass, leather-appointed seats, alloy sports pedals, GT-Line exterior stylings, and auto emergency braking. The GT-Line offers a sporty drive, the comprehensive suite of driver-assist tech, and refined comfort for driver and passengers.
How safe is a used Kia Rio car?
Depending on the used Kia Rio model you choose, your drive will be protected by active safety tech like autonomous emergency brake, anti-lock brakes, traction control, electronic stability, hill start assist, and forward collision warning. All Kia Rio models since 2011 have secured 5-star ANCAP ratings, for providing all-round protection for drivers and passengers.
What are the advantages of buying a used Kia Rio?
Affordability and factory warranties are two attractive reasons to buy a used Kia Rio. Buying a used Kia Rio is a cost-effective choice, offering great value for buyers on a budget. Kia cars also come with their famous 7-year unlimited km warranties, and many used Kia Rio cars often have remaining warranty that transfers over to new owners. There are plenty of used Kia Rio cars at different trim and equipment levels across the used car market, and you can often find many with extras like weather shields, mud flaps, and more.
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