This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Kia Rio Hatchback review.

Parkers overall rating: 2 out of 5 2.0

No passenger airbag, no Euro NCAP rating. Will almost certainly come off worst in any crash (unless you hit another one).

Big boot for this amount of money (did we mention it was cheap), plenty of cubby holes for nick knacks. Glovebox is an average size.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Kia Rio (01-05).

  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Isofix child seat anchor points

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Steel wheels
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

Ice equipment

Ice standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • PAS
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Ice optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Passenger`s airbag

Ice+ equipment

Ice+ standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Ice+ optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Passenger`s airbag

L equipment

L standard equipment
  • ABS
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
L optional equipment
None available

LE equipment

LE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Front electric windows
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
LE optional equipment
None available

LE+ equipment

LE+ standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
LE+ optional equipment
None available

LX equipment

LX standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Central locking
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
LX optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
SE optional equipment
None available