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2 out of 5 2.0
Parkers overall rating: 2 out of 5 2.0
Kia Rio (01-05) - rated 2 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £5,883 - £9,698
Used price £300 - £1,480
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £210 - £340
Insurance group 6 - 11 How much is it to insure?


Styling, ownership package, price.


Coarse engines, feels cheap.

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Written by Parkers on

Medium-sized car for supermini money and there are some great special offers around. Simple, basic transport with a good aftersales package and plenty of equipment. Re-sale values are low, but most owners keep them for long enough not to mind.

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