The Rundown: 2016 Kia Rio

Want to know about the 2016 Kia Rio and only have a few minutes? Well, you are in the right place with this quick reference guide.

Priced from just $15,900, the Kia Rio is offered in five different specification levels – S, S-Premium, Si, SLi and Sport and there are two engines capacities on offer – 79kW and 135Nm 1.4 litre and 103kW and 167Nm 1.6 litre.

While transmission choice comes down to either four-speed automatic transmission (S and S-Premium), six-speed auto (Si, SLi and Sport) and six-speed manual (S and S-Premium). Body choice comes down to three-door hatch and five-door hatch.

We asked our road test and review team to provide their best and worst bits of the current-series Kia Rio…


  • Pricing
  • Five-star safety rating
  • Five-star green star rating
  • Seven-year warranty
  • Good fuel economy
  • Standard features
  • Ease of driving
  • Boot space


  • Engine performance
  • Four-speed auto transmission
  • No reverse camera available
  • Ride
  • Cabin look and feel

Standard features (2016 Kia Rio S):

Tilt and reach steering adjustment

  • Central Locking – remote/keyless
  • Inbuilt flash drive
  • CD player
  • Power windows
  • Power mirrors
  • Air-conditioning
  • Four-speaker stereo

Check out our most recent, comprehensive Kia Rio review.

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