Super easy to drive.
I bought a manual SLi 2013 model brand new and have found it very easy to drive, a full tank of fuel is around $45, handles well and is generally a very reliable car.
I have noticed my gas in the boot hydraulics wore out very quickly and tires on my model are quite expensive to buy (low profile) but other than that, very good little car.
Pros and cons
in this new generation of Kia Rio it has an obvious extra element of incorporating touch screen with google maps compatibility. The app you use to connect your phone is Android Auto, which can be both a pain and/or a blessing. Firstly, it's great how you can command with a call of a button for your android auto to "Call mum", "play music", etc. However, sometimes the app malfunctions and you can't operate google maps on your car when you are in power saving mode. I used to drive the previous generation of Kia Rio, and I like how the new one has...a wider legroom/space, how there is an extra USB port for people at the backseat to charge their phone, how the windscreen doesn't rattle unlike the older Kia Rio, how it has a reverse camera and guide, how you can set the light to turn on automatically, and lastly, how well this car removes noise pollution from the outside. However, I don't like how loud the indicator is when you want to signal left/right, and how hard it is to move up a steep hill that you can only go 40km/hr max even if you are flooring it. Overall, nice comfortable car but not for someone who can't operate new technology.
|Category||Cars and Hatchbacks|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||6.2 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||45 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.4L|
|Max Power||74kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||133Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||South Korea|
|Manufacturer Warranty||7 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2016|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2018|
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