Driven: Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi Gallery and Information

Model Tested: Kia Rio ‘2’ 1.1 CRDi 74bhp 6-speed manual ISG+

Price: £12,840 including metallic paint at £445. The Kia Rio range starts at £9,245 for the 3-door Rio ‘1’ 1.25 litre petrol, rising to £14,145 for the 5-door Rio ‘3’ 1.4 litre CRDi.

Good and Bad

Good Stuff: Looks great, good value proposition, high levels of standard equipment, economy, space.

Bad Stuff: Bland inside, not as economical as you might expect.


Maximum Speed: 98 mph
0-62 mph: 15.5 seconds

Economy and Costs

Official combined cycle fuel economy: 74.3 mpg
Front Seat Driver Test Route economy: 48.7 mpg
CO2 Emissions: 99 g/km
Road Tax Band: A / £0
Company Car Tax at 40%: £667.68

Technical Details

Engine: 1.1 litre three cylinder turbocharged common rail direct injection diesel
Power: 74 bhp (75 PS)
Torque: 125 lb-ft (170 Nm)

Length: 4,045 mm
Width: 1,720 mm (exc mirrors)
Height: 1,455 mm
Wheelbase: 2,570 mm
Kerb weight: 1,191 kg

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Phil is a motoring writer for print and web, failed racing driver, car hoarder and banger rally competitor. Nominated for the Headline Auto Rising Star award and a MGMW member, Phil freelances for outlets as diverse as Diesel Car magazine, and Cambridge Magazine, amongst many others. He also maintains a fleet of unloved motors, but spends most of his time driving an old Corvette.

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