Kia Rio

The Kia Rio hatchback is an attractive car available in both three and five-door bodystyles and comes well-equipped, helping it compete with the Ford Fiesta. The interior is spacious, with plenty of room for four adults and lots of useful storage cubbies. The 1.1-litre diesel is the headline-grabber, emitting a tax-free 85g/km of CO2 and managing 88mpg, making it one of Britain's most economical cars. Plus it comes with Kia's excellent seven-year warranty.

Kia Rio hatchback

Price 
£10,095 - £16,695
5 & 3 Doors
4.2 / 5
Pros
  • Long warranty
  • Spacious interior
  • Cheap to run
Cons
  • It's rather slow
  • Vague steering
  • Dated interior

The Kia Rio is a good-looking alternative to the Ford Fiesta and Renault Clio. There's enough room for passengers front and rear, while the Rio is big enough to tackle motorway trips with ease. Fitted with a 1.1-litre diesel engine it is one of Britain's most economical cars, making it very cheap to run. It's also available with a 1.4-litre diesel engine and 1.25-litre and 1.4-litre petrol engines, and comes with a reassuring seven-year or 100,000-mile warranty.