In this part of our review, we will be evaluating Kia Rio. The car is produced by South Korea-based automaker Kia Motors. As with all our reviews, we will evaluate this model under three main headings. These titles are The Features of the Kia Rio, The Fuel Consumption of the Kia Rio, and Does It Suit You? Before starting the review, let's take a brief look at the history of the Kia Rio. With a four-generation history, the Kia Rio is a five-door subcompact car. Rio, which has first produced in the late 90s, continues to be produced with the fourth-generation model known as "YB". While it was a low-cost mass production automobile project in the first years of production, it has developed itself over time and has become one of the important cars of the subcompact segment today.
The Features of the Kia Rio
The new generation of Rio first introduced to the public at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The car designed by the successful designer Peter Schreyer and his team, of which we are also familiar with different brands and models, while it has built on the GB platform jointly developed by Hyundai and Kia. In terms of general design features, the new generation Kia Rio draws attention as a much wider and masculine car than previous generations. Although the car generally sold with a hatchback body in Europe, it is possible to find a sedan body option in different countries. The exterior design of the Kia Rio gives a very compact and dynamic impression at first glance. These features supported by the vibrant and energetic colours Kia prefers to create the car's colour palette. Thus, the car becomes more attractive. Another advantage of Kia Rio is that body design does not contain unnecessary details. With a very simple and stylish concept, Kia's quality successfully reflected in the environment. The interior design is perhaps the most impressive part of the Kia Rio. Although it looks like a small car from the outside, the Kia Rio is the car with the largest and most spacious cabin in its class. This is the result of Kia's successful design policy in interior design. When you look at it, the object that occupies perhaps the most space on the console is the big infotainment screen in the middle. This screen is quite large and practical to use. Thus, the driver and passengers can easily meet their social and traffic needs. In other words, it is very reasonable to take up so much space on the console. Apart from that, we can say that the materials used in the cabin look quality and quite aesthetic.
The Fuel Consumption of the Kia Rio
Now, we are going to focus on the fuel consumption of the Kia Rio. We usually work on popular engine types and making analyses on them by checking details for an efficient fuel consumption analysis. While choosing the right car, you need specific and simple information. We use two main categories to make a useful distinction such as The Most Economical One and The Most Powerful One. Kia Rio has got five standard engine varieties such as 1.0, 1.2, 1.25, 1.4 and 1.4 CRDi. We are going to analyse two of them as the most economical and the most powerful one. We can start with the most economical one which is 1.4 CRDi. It is a four cylindered engine structure with a 1396 cm3 size. It is using a Diesel feed fuel system so we can say that it is a Diesel type engine. It can produce 77 HP and 4000 RPM Torque. According to the official factory data, 1.4 CRDi has got a 4,2lt/100km (which refers to 67 MPG in the UK) fuel consumption in Urban usage. However, this fuel consumption rate decreasing to 3,1lt/100km (which refers to 91 MPG in the UK) in Extra Urban usage such as Highways or Long-Distance Trip. When we combine these two fuel consumption data, we get a 3,5lt/100km (which refers to 81 MPG in the UK) average consumption performance. Now we will focus on the most powerful engine, which is 1.0 T-GDI. It has got a three cylindered engine structure with a 998 cm3 size. It is a petrol type engine which produces 120 Horsepower and 6000 RPM Torque. 1.0 has got a 5,0lt/100km (which refers to 56 MPG in the UK) fuel consumption in Urban usage. On the other hand, this fuel economy rate decreasing to 4,0lt/100km (which refers to 71 MPG in the UK) in Extra Urban usage. When we gather these two fuel consumption performance data, we get a 5,0lt/100km (which refers to 56 MPG in the UK) average fuel economy.
Does It Suit You?
Kia Rio is one of the good vehicles you can get in the subcompact car market. The interior and exterior design is quite attractive. In addition, the interior design of Rio offers a very spacious and comfortable journey. Although the engine performance data is not very high, it is a very economical car with low fuel consumption. For this reason, you can choose Kia Rio with peace of mind.