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Have you ever owned a Kia Rio? Did you have to purchase any replacement parts? If so, then we would like to hear about your experience of the car and how the replacement parts performed when fitted. Write your review in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Kia Rio Overview

The Kia Rio is classed as a supermini car and is produced by the South Korean automobile manufacturers Kia Motors. This car has been in production since 2000 and is currently in its third generation. It is a front wheel drive car which has been available as a 3 or 5-door hatchback and a 4-door sedan. The Kia Rio is surprisingly spacious inside the cabin and boot area. It is also very reasonably priced with a great warranty. They are very reliable with good safety features. It is not the greatest ride and is not very well refined. There are better options for a supermini car but the price and space make it worth consideration. Does this sound anything like your experience of the Rio?

Kia Rio History

The first generation (2000-2005) was available in saloon and hatchback forms. This car was known for its affordability but also for poor build quality. In 2002 this car had a makeover which affected the exterior, interior and mechanics of the car.

The second generation (2005-2011) received a restyle and was built on a new platform, shared with the Hyundai Accent. This re-design made it slightly larger with better safety features and better fuel economy. In 2010 this car had a makeover which was mainly to the exterior and interior.

The third generation (2011-present) is only available in hatchback form and is again based on the Hyundai Accent. This is the current version on the market.

Model Types

S
GS
Ice
Zapp
Chill
Domino
Black
Strike
LS
LX
Sport
Graphite
1
1 Air
2
3

Fuel Economy

The Kia Rio has had a number of different engines available across its lifetime. There have been 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6L petrol and 1.1, 1.4 and 1,5L diesel engines. The 1.1L diesel engine offers up to an amazing 88mpg and the rest of the engines are really good economically, especially the EcoDynamics range. Which engine do you have and how does it perform economically? Remember to take into consideration the following factors when determining fuel economy for a vehicle: age, fuel type and engine size.

Transmission

The Kia Rio has been available in the following gearboxes: 5 or 6 speed manual and 4 or 6 speed automatic. Which gearbox do you have and how do you rate its performance? You can find the gearbox parts you need for your Kia Rio at the Kia gearbox section of our website.

Parts

We have Kia Rio parts available at amazingly low prices. We have a comprehensive network of UK Breakers with parts for all makes and models. You can either enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the Rio parts page to locate the exact parts you are looking for.